Doha College welcomes its brand-new champions – Doha College’s valiant U13 team, who won hearts and trophies at the Abu Dhabi BSME Games 2024. They defeated the host school into second place (The British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi), and emerged victorious out of 16 British schools from across the Middle East.

Beyond medals, the participating students took away a whole lot else from the tournament: a transformative experience that translates into enhanced physical and mental well-being, social cohesion, and a stronger sense of attachment to the school, which plays a significant role in academic achievement.

Here are the results of Doha College’s newly crowned heroes:

Team results

Girls athletics: 1st – 16 points
Girls football: 2nd – 15 points
Girls netball: 4th – 13 points
Boys athletics: 2nd – 15 points
Boys football: 3rd – 14 points
Boys volleyball: 5th – 12 points

Athletics, Girls & Boys combined, 1st Overall – 32 points

Girls 4×100 relay: 3rd – Amy Alberts, Nour Abdellal, Millie Hegarty, Ailbhe O’Sullivan
Girls long jump: Amy Alberts – 1st
Girls 800m: Amy Alberts – 2nd, Millie Hegarty – 3rd
Girls high jump: Ailbhe O’Sullivan – 3rd
Triple jump:  Treasure
Adeniyi – 2nd

Boys 4×100 relay: 3rd – Jafar Okin, Alfie Allen, Luqman Goolammamode, Harry Gorman
Boys triple jump: Harry Gorman – 1st, Adam Sanno – 2nd

Boys 100m: Harry Gorman – 3rd
Boys 200m: Harry Gorman – 3rd
Boys 800m: Alfie Allan – 2nd

The achievements of its BSME U13 team underscore the holistic approach that Doha College takes in promoting physical well-being and personal growth through the whole school sporting ethos. By fostering a culture of engagement in sports and co-curricular activities, Doha College empowers its students to thrive both athletically and academically, setting them on a path toward success and fulfilment in all aspects of their lives.

Doha College’s Physical Education Department is deeply engaged in a diverse array of sporting competitions including BSME, COBIS, QUESS, and QPSSA. Moreover, they provide a wide selection of sporting CCAs and the school collaborates with Evolution Sports to offer community-based sports clubs. These initiatives play a pivotal role in fostering the physical literacy of its students.

The journey to success has been a collective effort; Doha College’s PE Department extends their heartfelt gratitude to the parents, teachers, and all those who supported and encouraged our young athletes. The commitment to training, the spirit of camaraderie, and the resilience shown by the team truly exemplify the values we cherish at Doha College.

Congratulations to all participating students, and keep up the wonderful DC sporting spirit!

Tap here to read about the BSME successes of the U15 team, who came second in the Bahrain BSME Games 2024.

Doha College’s valiant U13 team

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