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Doha College shines at BSME U11 Large Games in Dubai

On Thursday, February 29th, a group of 32 enthusiastic Year 6 students, accompanied by the primary PE department, embarked on a thrilling journey to King's School Al Barsha, Dubai, to participate in the Under 11 BSME large games. The three-day tournament, featuring 16 teams from across the Middle East, proved to be a fierce competition and an unforgettable experience for our young athletes.

The events kicked off on Friday with a grand opening ceremony, setting the stage for a spirited competition. The day unfolded with fierce matchups in girls' football and boys' basketball. Facing formidable challenges, our Boys' basketball team clinched a respectable 6th position, while the Girls' Footballers secured the 13th spot, showing resilience in the face of tough competition.

On Saturday, our students displayed athletic excellence in track and field, securing a commendable 5th position overall. The afternoon swimming gala, demanding up to 4 hours of relentless effort in an outdoor pool, saw our team finish 7th. Remarkably resilient, many swimmers had already excelled in the earlier day's athletics events, showcasing their prowess and determination.

The final day of BSME events featured boys' football and girls' netball, which took place on the hottest day of the weekend. Our students played with unmatched dedication, resulting in the Boys' football team securing the 7th position and the Girls' netball team claiming the 14th spot. Overall, after participating in six different competitions against the Middle East's top 16 schools, Doha College proudly finished 8th.

Beyond their enthusiastic participation, our team showcased remarkable skill, unwavering resolve, and exemplary sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The students should be proud of their overall result; their high standards reflect the commitment they bring to their endeavours. This experience serves as a valuable learning opportunity as they embark on their journey into secondary school.

The gallery below will allow you to explore some snapshots that offer an authentic glimpse into the team's experiences, showcasing their sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the genuine moments that made this event so special.