GIS Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-2017 Dragon’s athletic year. I look forward to another year of success for all of our athletes on the playing surface, in the classroom, and as ambassadors for Garden International School in the South East Asia community. Our teams are proud members of the South East Association Schools Association (SEASAC), The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), and International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC). The Dragon’s field 54 teams in 12 different sports and has a high student participation rate.

GIS athletics had another successful year in 2015-2016…

I would like to congratulate all of our teams on an outstanding year. The highlights from last year are listed below.

We also had one swimmer who has represented Malaysia at Junior Level. Anjali Lim is a specialist at 200 fly and 400 IM and competed at the South East Asia Age Group Championships achieving multiple Top 8 finishers.  In addition, Revan Senaratne won four gold medals at the Sri Lankan national Championships, which qualifies him for the South Asia Age Group Championships. Li Wei Law achieved the top points accumulative score for the 10 and under Girls Category at the Milo Excel Grand Final. This followed her success at the Malaysian National Championships where she won her first ever title.

As we move into a new year, the athletic department has two main goals. We strive to ‘bring out the best in you’ (the students) and in all those connected to the ‘Dragons’ programme through our core values of Respect, Excellence, Communication, Integrity, Passion and Enjoyment.

We also want to be a grow our Athletic Department by ‘Advancing Through Involvement’. In order to accomplish this, it is important that our coaches, athletes, teachers, administration, and parents all work together and pull in the same direction.

Our coaches and athletes have already been working hard in the offseason in preparation for the upcoming seasons. I want to thank the coaches for all of the extra time they spend with our students outside of their seasons. It is during these countless hours that our athletes see the most improvement and growth.

Thank you for your continued support of the GIS Athletic Department and our student athletes as we all look build in 2016-2017.


Jamie Barnwell

Athletics Director


Below is the Annual GIS Dragons Programme Achievements Report for year 2015-2016:

  • 54 teams in 12 sports:
  • U19 Girls managed to remain position in SEASAC Division 1
  • U13 Girls Football – 1st in ISAC. 4th in U13 FOBISIA Games 2016
  • U15 Girls Football- 2nd in ISAC, Semi finalist BIS Phuket Soccer 7s. 2nd-U15 FOBISIA Games 2015
  • A Few girls from the U15 team have gone on and represented the U18 SEASAC girls team
  • U11 Girls Football – 2nd in ISAC and 4th in FOBISIA
  • U11 Girls had over 30 girls represent the School and were able to field 3 teams in ISAC
  • U11 Boys Football – 2nd in ISAC
  • U18 Girls basketball – ISAC Champions, 7th SEASAC
  • U18 Boys Basketball – ISAC Champions, 5th SEASAC
  • U15 Girls Basketball – ISAC Runners Up
  • U15 Boys Basketball – ISAC Runners Up, U15 Fobisia Silver
  • U11 Boys Basketball – Oliver Cheng’s last minute winner against KLASS for ISAC bronze medal
  • U13 Boys Basketball – ISAC 2nd place after beating a touch BISKL team in game 1
  • U13 Girls Basketball – heart shown at FOBISIA to continue fighting against 5 tough teams.
  • U13 Boys Basketball – Beating Bangkok Patna in Shanghai
  • U15 Girls Basketball – Coaching them through a tough FOBISIA tournament
  • U11 Basketball Girls Team – ISAC winners
  • U18 Boys Softball – SEASAC Div 2 Bronze
  • U15 Boy’s Softball – Final rained off but would have won.
  • U18 Girls Softball – SEASAC Div 2 Bronze
  • 1st Primary ISAC Swimming (first time in 5 years)
  • 2nd Secondary ISAC Swimming
  • 6th SEASAC Swimming- 9 Individual Medallists and 3 Top 3 Overall finishes
  • 4th Top Club PRAKL (KL State Championships)- 88 individual swimmers (56 in 2015)
  • 9 National Qualifiers- from year 5 to year 11
  • 4 National Champions- 2x Malaysia + 1x Sri Lanka + 1x Brunei
  • 4 National Relay Champions
  • 1 Junior International Malaysia – South East Asia Age Group Championships 2015 + 2016
  • 1 Junior International Malaysia – SUKMA Games 2015 + 2016
  • U19 plate winners in South East Asia Netball Invitational
  • U16 Runner up in South East Asia Netball Invitational
  • U16 Runners up U14 Runners up Penang Invitational
  • Rugby continued to provide training and competitive opportunities for boys of all ages in the school by the growth of U11, U13 and U15 teams.
  • Touch Rugby SEASAC U18 5th Place – Record number of tries and highest placing
  • Touch Rugby ISAC U15 4th place
  • Touch Rugby ISAC U13 A – Champions
  • Touch Rugby ISAC U13 B – 5th Place
  • 3rd Secondary ISAC Athletics competition
  • 1st Primary Athletics ISAC Competition
  • Cross Country – Robyn Jenkins 6th out of 56 runners in girls SEASAC and Ryan Ting in 15th place
  • U18 Girls Badminton ISAC Champions for the 7th consecutive year; SEASAC Div 2 Champions  
  • U18 Boys Badminton – ISAC 4th place; 6th SEASAC
  • U-15 Girls Badminton – ISAC Champions
  • U-15 Boys  Badminton- ISAC Bronze
  • U-11 ISAC Badminton (Inaugural ) – Champion Mixed Team
  • FOBISIA 10 Under Girls Tennis – 1st Place
  • 15 Under Girls Tennis – 2nd Place
  • U19 Boys Tennis SEASAC DIV2 – 3rd Place
  • U19 Girls SEASAC DIV2 – 1st Place



  1. Norm Young

    Norm here. I am missing coaching the Dragons Basketball but see that the U18Squad are getting started. Tom, Anthony, get the team sorted, remember the three year plan! This is the year to win ISAC and gain promotion at SEASAC. I will look at the calendar to see when you are playing, not sure if results are published but will find a way to get them. Good luck. Layups win games, Rebounds win trophies!

  2. Tom Jetteng

    Tom here
    Just wondering is it possible for beginners to join the training sessions ?
    My son is 11 and would like to play a bit more than once a week during the weekend.

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