ISS Football teams had a great trip to Bangkok!

On Thursday, 17th January 2019, a group of senior students travelled up to the capital city for the Harrow International 7's 2019. A 2-day tournament was held on the grounds of Harrow International School Bangkok.

Our senior students were full of energy, optimism and enthusiasm travelling to Bangkok as a team.

Read here all about their achievements which Mr Cosslett kept everyone updated about during their trip.

"Big well done to the girls today at the first day of the Harrow 7s. We got our first win over the hosts, VERY narrowly lost to NIST, put up a good fight against St Andrews. Our last match was a tough loss against IS Tokyo.

"The overall experience has been superb and the girls should be proud of a strong overall performance. Tomorrow we move into the Premier league group where we look forward to many more exciting matches!

"Big shout out to Norma who beat 5 defenders in the first match to score what will surely be goal of the tournament!"

This was followed by another update on the boys' team:

"UPDATE: Well done to the boys team which had a very similar set of results to the girls. One fantastic 2-1 victory over Harrow has really inspired the team and left them highly optimistic of the success that tomorrow could bring.

"The spirit and effort has been second to none today. The younger boys in the squad have really stepped up their game to meet the physical demands placed upon them.

"A special mention should be given to our player of the day and boy's captain Milan. He has led the team by example at all times and has clearly been the most dangerous player on the pitch no matter what team we have been up against.

"Thank you for the support and we will keep you updated tomorrow!"

ISS accomplished 4th and 5th places for our

U15 boys and girls team respectively

On the final day, 19th January 2019, Mr Cosslett happily reported:

"The 2019 Harrow Soccer 7s tournament has come to an end and we couldn't be more proud of our ISS boys and girls.

"Our teams have developed leaps and bounds over the past few years, and have shown this, in what has been the most competitive tournament to date. It is true that on both days we did experience defeat, however, the way that we have been able to learn from defeat and come back to claim draws and victories over some really strong and experienced teams has demonstrated a truly impressive character.

"The boys final fixture against Alice Smith A saw them put in what could be their finest ever performance! Unfortunately, we conceded an early goal which we could not return, however total control was shown by ISS for the rest of the game and it really was exciting to watch.

"The overall team performance at this tournament is something we should all be proud of.

"Out tournament MVP awards go to: Milan and Norma. Both players clearly had opposition coaches wondering if they could be poached from ISS as they persistently wrecked havoc with their defense."

10 teams in each category took part in this invitational tournament, which included U15 boys and U15 girls.

Overall, our teams managed to secure the 4th and 5th places respectively, which are great accomplishments against such large international schools. Well done everyone!