Green Valley host Primary invitational games 2016
The 5th annual Primary Invitational Games took place on April 21st, 22nd and 23rd at St. Andrews Green Valley. The event sees four Primary Schools take part in 4 different sports over 3 days. This year saw the hosts St. Andrews Green Valley welcome St. Christophers Penang (SCIPS) from Malaysia along with 2 Bangkok based schools; St. Andrews 107 and St. Andrews Sathorn. SCIPS returning for the 5th year in a row!
The event kicked off with a swim meet in which competitors race at 3 age levels; U9, U10 and U11. As with previous years SCIPS set the pace with the Green Valley close behind in 2nd. Special mention must go to our U11 boys’ team who dominated their division.
The 2nd day saw the children compete in Athletics and Teeball. The honours for both events were split between the veterans of the competition, Green Valley and SCIPS. SCIPS narrowly winning 2 of the 3 teeball competitions and Green Valley dominating on the track and field.
The final day was the one most had been waiting for…football. Teams from each school took part in 6 competitions. It was here that Green Valley really came into their own winning 4 of the 6 competitions and finishing 2nd and 3rd in the other 2. Some highlights were the year 6 teams both winning their tournaments which meant they had won every competition they entered over the weekend. The year 4 and the year 5 boys teams dominated their groups without losing a match but most astonishingly were the select U7/8 team we entered in the U9 competition. They had never played before but managed after losing their first game 4-0 to win the rest of their games and finish in 3rd place; a run that also saw a 7-0 victory over a much older team. Amazing stuff!
The majority of our students are coached by United Football and most of their team coaches also coach for United Football. If you would like more details please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/UnitedFootballRayong or alternatively contact Matt Dunn on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another fantastic 3 days of good competition but more importantly was the fun that all the competitors had and the sportsmanship they showed throughout.