Phuket Sports: BIS football tourney kicks-off tomorrow

PHUKET: British International School (BIS) Phuket opens its gates to the local and international community tomorrow, hosting for the eleventh year, the BIS Phuket International 7-a-side Football Tournament.

Mr Rex Grey, event organizer and athletic director at BIS Phuket says: “We know from previous tournaments that competition will be keen, but first and foremost there is always good sportsmanship. We have as our credo – play hard, play fair and make good use of the advice given by Albert Terhune: ‘Win without boasting, lose without excuse’.”

The tournament is the biggest ever, with more than 900 young football players from 88 teams travelling from as far away as South Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

While most of the players attend schools outside of Phuket, students closer to home: PIA, QSI, Phuket’s Youth Football Home and local Thai schools have also registered teams in the competition.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch the football skills on display across 10 grass 7-a-side football pitches, on the extraordinarily beautiful campus of BIS Phuket.

There will be a selection of local foods and beverages and other businesses will have booths on both days. Some very talented BIS student rock bands will also entertain the crowd around lunchtime on Friday and Saturday. Visitors please enter via gate 1.

The opening ceremony starts early at 7:45am on Friday, November 9, and the football action will kick off at 8am until 4:30pm.

The finals will take place between 2pm-3pm on Saturday.

The major sponsor of the tournament is JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa and other sponsors include Bangkok Burger, Twin Palms Phuket and The Phuket Gazette.

For further information about the BIS Football Tournament please email

Phuket News

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