The second edition of the British International Schools Qatar (BISQ) U-13 Games were held over the weekend at Al Arabi Sports Complex, brought together hundreds of children from 12 British curriculum schools across the country.

At the end of two days when students put in their best displays of determination, resilience, and sportsmanship, Park House took home the big trophy, finishing first overall in the U-13 category. The 30-strong Park House team of athletes defeated Doha College and Sherborne, who placed second and third place, respectively, in a fiercely contested competition. They delivered excellent performances in all sports but shone brightest in girls’ football and netball.

Pamela Thiesen, Head of Secondary PE at Park House, expressed her gratitude to her dedicated team of PE teachers, who coached, inspired and supported the young competitors.

‘A magnificent team effort and total commitment from our athletes and coaches ensured Park House were worthy winners of the BISQ U-13 Games 2020. As coaches, we are extremely proud of what our squad has achieved, with every team and individual excelling to achieve their personal best, to take first place overall and be crowned BISQ Games U13 champions.

It was a great weekend of sport and our students competed in the right spirit with sportsmanship and commitment. As a PE department, we were extremely proud of all the students who all showed what outstanding sporting ambassadors they are. Each Park House student battled with grit and determination and was delighted when their hard work paid off.’

Park House recognised their own ‘Outstanding Contribution’ sportspeople, namely Isobel Leighton. In high spirits after her team’s win, Isobel said it was brilliant to have an opportunity to compete alongside talented athletes from across the country. Isobel participated in and excelled at all four sports played by girls at the BISQ Games including football, netball, swimming, and athletics.

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