Overview of Sport at BPS

The competitive Sports programme runs in addition to the regular ECA programme. It is staffed by teachers and coaches and is coordinated by the Assistant Principal for Activities & Sports and the Sports and Activities office team.

Seasons

The school year is split into four seasons (each approximately 8 weeks in length), for 5 age groups - see below:

BPS Sports Programme

Age Group

Season 1

(August – October)

Season 2

(November – January)

Season 3

(February – April)

Season 4

(May - June)

U11

Basketball

Cross Country

Football


Teeball

Athletics

Primary FOBISIA


U13

Basketball

Tennis

Cross Country


Football

Badminton



Softball

Volleyball

U13 FOBISIA

Athletics






U15

Basketball

Rugby

Touch

Cross Country

U15 FOBISIA


Football

Badminton



Volleyball

Tennis

Athletics







JV

Volleyball

Football

Cross Country


Basketball

Tennis

Rugby

Touch



Softball

Badminton

Athletics


Varsity

Volleyball

Football

Cross Country

Climbing

Pre-season Basketball


Basketball

Tennis

Rugby

Touch

Athletics

Climbing

Sailing


Softball

Badminton

Athletics




Academy/Year-long    Programmes

Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Golf

Age Groups?

Ages for most school sports (Swimming is excluded) are as at August 1st.

U9's are aged 7 and 8 and predominantly in Y3 and Y4

U11's are aged 9 and 10 and predominantly in Y5 and Y6

U13's are aged 11 - 12 and predominantly in Y7 and Y8

U15's are aged 13 - 14 and predominantly in Y9 and Y10

Junior Varsity "JV" are aged under 19 and are in essence our 2nd best team in the school*

Varsity are aged under 19 and are in essence our top team in the school for that sport

*Please note sometimes our U15 teams are especially strong and may in fact be stronger than our JV teams due to the choices students make in terms of which sports to play in which seasons.

Leagues

The main competition is against local International schools who are all members of BISAC (Bangkok International School Athletic Conference). There is a match scheduled nearly every week and an end-of season tournament. BISAC organises a series of U11 and U9 festivals that mirror the U13 seasons. Schools may enter up to four teams in each junior tournament and each student will receive a participation ribbon.

In addition, the school is a member of a regional sports conference, SEASAC (South East Asia Students Activity Conference) and Varsity teams compete against schools from across the region in end-of season tournaments and competitions.

Finally, we also compete in the sporting events organised by FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia) which include multi-sport Games which foster the development of all-around sporting skills for U11, U13 and U15 aged students.

Sporting ECAs

The schedule above it also complimented by a range of Recreational ECAs offered by BPS Staff and Developmental Sports ECAs offered by Outside Providers. These vary throughout the year based on facility availability but include: Squash, Horseriding, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Climbing, Futsal, Indoor Cricket and More!

Please refer to the various calendars on these pages for further details of dates and venues of the events and tournaments scheduled for this academic year.

Sports Trips

BPS Tigers and TigerSharks regularly attend events in the region both within Thailand and further abroad. We offer these opportunities to student-athletes as we believe they offer a wealth of learning experiences and a lifetime of memories. Trips include SEASAC Championships, FOBISIA Games and Stand-Alone events, various Invitational events and even a Ski Trip! Our Sports and Activities team plan these events carefully and all trip documentation is approved by the Thailand Ministry of Education. 

School sports trips are user pays and below is a fact sheet about how we calculate the costs of taking part in such trips and tours: