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Federation of British International Schools in Asia. The name changed to better reflect the geographical area the games cover.

Under 13 and Under 15 games

The four sport included within the games are:

Athletics, Football, Swimming and Basketball

The games are held once per academic year at U13 and U15 level, with invitational events for the Over 15 category.  Policies related to the games are determined by the Heads of the 30 member schools, and are based on recommendations by the Heads of P.E. (HoPE) and HoPE executive committee.

The Primary Games (U9/U11)

The four sports included within the games are:

T-ball, Athletics, Football and Swimming

The primary members of FOBISIA are organised into four groups of six or seven schools.  Each school is placed in a group with schools of a similar size or ability level to ensure fair competition.  Each participating school selects a team of six boys and six girls to represent years 4, 5 and 6, making up a total party size of 36 students. 

The FOBISIA rules to be adhered to are:

• Maximum squad allowed 36 (18 boys and 18 girls U13 + U15).
• Maximum squad of 36 allowed (6 boys/ girls from each year group Y4/5/6 – Primary Games)
• Maximum team sizes 12 (basketball and football - U13 + U15).
• Students will compete in their respective year groups.  It is possible for students to play up to represent the year group above their own, but students may not play down a year group.
• Ages are taken on 1st August of the relevant year of birth


To provide students with a variety of sporting opportunities at an appropriate level for all member schools in a safe, appropriate and competitive environment.


• To make the Games accessible to children from Year 4 upwards
• To ensure equal opportunity and participation to both boys and girls.
• To ensure the Games provide a learning experience in sportsmanship and in the value of   healthy competition.
• To understand the value of the benefits of training in preparation for competition.
• To enable students to specialise in sports appropriate to their age group.
• To enable all schools to be able to host by having sufficient flexibility to organise a programme appropriate to their particular environment and capabilities.