Welcome to the
Seoul Foreign School Athletics Department!
Thank you for considering Seoul Foreign School for your child’s education.
SFS offers a wide variety of sports clubs and teams at competitive and non-competitive levels. Many events are hosted at regional and even international locations. In the lower years, organized events such as Junior Olympics and Field Day are planned for students in addition to numerous indoor and outdoor planned activities.
In the Middle School and Key Stage 3, extracurricular sports include soccer, basketball, cross-country, and swimming. Students also are encouraged to participate in recreational athletics within the local area. The Middle School has tournaments between many other schools in Korea with KAIAC. The British School participates in FOBISIA athletic tournaments.
In the High School, competitive sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, tennis, cheer, and badminton. Our goal is to offer all students the opportunity to participate while also developing and selecting competitive and successful teams that represent SFS in events in Asia (APAC) and around Korea (KAIAC).
Paul D. Rader
Competition levels at SFS
Asia Pacific Activities Conference
The purpose of APAC is to provide our students an opportunity to meet and experience different cultures and people from around the world in the context of sports activities. The level of competition in sports and expertise make APAC an enriching experience your child will not want to miss.
A league of 12 international schools come together throughout the school year to participate in a variety of sports, including:
Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference
The purpose or mission of KAIAC is to provide a well-rounded program of interscholastic activities for its member schools.
KAIAC is a non-profit unincorporated organization that qualified schools voluntarily enter into membership. Member schools will abide by the due process rulings of the governing board and/or council with the possibility of appeal to either or both bodies.
In the 2018-2019 school year, 17 member schools are divided into 3 varsity divisions for Core* Sports
A league of 17 schools in Korea (7 in SFS’s conference) come together throughout the school year to participate in a variety of sports. The sports include:
Our Sports Program is an intramural based program with three basic seasons throughout the school year. Students practice twice a week and attend a minimum of two Saturday jamborees or a clinic and jamboree during each season.
The MS/KS3 KAIAC program builds sportsmanship, develops skills and game strategies specific to the sport and friendships. The program is inclusive to all skill level. Registration is done through SWEP RegOnline
Boys & Girls Basketball
Federation of British International Schools In Asia
FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools In Asia) started as a collection of colleagues in British-styled international schools in Asia looking for fellowship and professional support. From this grew an organisation which now numbers 39 schools which are located in Asia.
Swimming, Athletics, Football and T-Ball
Swimming, Athletics, Football and Basketball
Through these activities students from different countries and cultures are able to interact and enjoy working together on common interests. They benefit from sharing ideas, challenges and comraderie between our schools.
- To make sporting competition (via 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 and the benefits of training in preparation for competition.
- To enable students to specialize in sports appropriate to their age group.
- To enable schools to be able to host by having sufficient flexibility to organize a programme appropriate to their particular environment and capabilities.
Primary Level competitions are organized based on the age groups below. Students will compete in their respective age groups. It is possible for students to play up to represent their age group.
|Is under 9||on 1st August in the year of competition|
|Is under 10||on 1st August in the year of competition|
|Is under 11||on 1st July in the year of competition|
At Secondary Level competitions are organized by age group. Students compete at Under 13 years and Under 15 years. Age is taken on 1st August of the year of the competition.
|Under 13||March/April||Term 2|
|Under 15||November||Term 3|