The 2nd edition of the British International Schools Qatar Games (BISQ) U11 took place recently at Aspire Zone, bringing together hundreds of children from 14 British curriculum schools across the country.

Two days of hard-fought competition saw the students excel at all six sports – boys’ football, girls’ football, basketball, netball, swimming and athletics. The 36-strong team from Doha College dominated the games, gaining four gold medals and two silver medals, giving them the overall title of BISQ 2019 champions. They were clear toppers of the podium, followed by Al Khor International School in second place, and Park House English School in third place.

Doha College recognised their own ‘Outstanding Contribution’ sports people, Mar Guillen Sumnu (also Head Girl of Doha College West Bay Campus) and Aodhan Burness. Both are in Year 6.

Mar said she was proud to be captain of the DC team because they had great potential and wouldn’t let anyone down.

Being awarded Doha College ‘best athlete’ made all my hard work over the years worthwhile. When I go to Secondary School next year, I want to continue representing the school in all sports and would love to become a professional athlete.’

Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer was very impressed with the students’ achievement in the BISQ games.

It was extraordinary to see the commitment and the determination of our young people. Their resilience, collaborative spirit and confidence were excellent displays of High Performance Learning principles in action.’

Once again, Aspire provided a unique opportunity for students to compete in world-class sports facilities and the competition demonstrated the concerted community approach in Qatar, encouraging youths to stay active and pursue healthy lifestyles.

The sports education community in Qatar is particularly grateful to Doha British School, who played a vital part in organising the event. Click here for more information about BISQ 2019.