St. Andrews Primary sports team achieve fantastic results in Malaysia.
On May 26th St. Andrews Green Valley Panthers made the trip to Malaysia for this year’s Primary FOBISIA Games at British International School Kuala Lumpur (BISKL). Having arrived, tired but excited, the Panthers enjoyed an excellent welcome dinner before an early start the next day.
On Friday morning the team arrived at the Shah Alam Aquatics centre, hoping that their hard work in the pool would pay off. They did not have long to wait before the medals started coming and it was fantastic to see the improvement from the previous year. With spirits high the squad headed to the Panasonic Stadium where they showed amazing commitment and excellent consistency across track and field events. The St. Andrews team achieved third place overall in the athletics, which is a brilliant achievement and so well deserved.
That winning feeling followed through into the following day at the BISKL sports field where T-Ball was the day’s event. The Under 9s showed great enthusiasm and confidence and after overcoming some tough opposition and achieved a fantastic 3rd place. The Under 11s, brimming with confidence, batted and fielded superbly and in the final game held their nerve to secure the runs needed to deservedly win second place. Once again, the students fought hard and showed terrific sportsmanship and made St Andrews proud.
Day 3 was the football competition and every game played displayed St. Andrews Green Valley’s brand of movement and flair and soon the results started stacking up. The under 9 girls showed just what exciting prospects they are for the future, narrowly missing out on medals but played with big smiles on their faces and some lovely football. The under 9 boys were absolutely dominant with solid defending turning into beautiful attacking football. Some huge score lines later they won all of their matches and brought home the champions trophy. The Under 10 girls also showed what quality we have at St Andrews going unbeaten and were thrilled to win their gold medals. The Under 10 boys were in a tough, physical group, but showing defensive grit and moments of attacking magic they managed to finish the group unbeaten only losing out on medals on goal difference. The Under 11 girls fought bravely in the KL heat, winning some tough matches but narrowly missed out on the top 3. The boys however played some fantastic football bringing home the silver.
The weekend was capped off with the gala dinner where Lily and Keng were presented with St Andrews Green Valley Most Valuable Athletes awards.
Well done to all of the Primary team, your school is very proud of you!