Athletics and Activities Blog
September 23 2022,
Athletics and Activities
Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator
Dear Soccer Playing Chinthes,

Power Soccer is back at ISY! If you are interested in joining Power Soccer on Saturdays please read more information below.
This week was another busy week of athletics. Our ISY middle school basketball teams competed at International School Myanmar on Wednesday and today they are traveling to Yangon International School. Our high school volleyball teams hosted the ILBC International School for some friendly training games on Thursday and are hosting Yangon International School today. These should be highly entertaining matches.

Upcoming Athletics

Middle School Basketball:

Friday 23rd 3:30: ISY travels to Yangon International School

Saturday 1st, October 8:30: ISY hosts the Yangon Athletic Conference final tournament

High School Volleyball:

Tuesday, 27th 3:45: ISY welcomes International School Maynamar

Power Soccer

Power Soccer is back at ISY!
Power Soccer will be held again on Saturday mornings with sessions for lower elementary school, upper elementary school and middle and high school students from ISY. Returning to run these training sessions will be Head Coach Albert Kamara. Coach Albert is an experienced coach and former professional player. Coach Albert brings a wealth of experience to these training sessions and will help your children learn and improve on their overall soccer skills, develop teamwork and have fun.
The first season will start on October 1st and the season will run for nine Saturdays. The dates are, 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th October, 5th, 12th, 19th November and 3rd, 10th of December.
If you would like to sign your children up for this excellent opportunity please fill out this form.
The cost will be $40 USD and can be paid to the ISY Business Office.
Please pay the fee by October 7th.

Middle School (MS) Athletics

Traveling to International School Myanmar (ISM) proved to be a mixed bag for our basketball teams this Wednesday. The girls had a full ten player roster to pick from for this game and this was the major difference in the end with our ISY girls winning an hotly contested match. All the players contributed to a truly team effort.
ISY’s middle school boy’s team had a tougher time at ISM. Our boys played with determination and pride but unfortunately they were defeated in a close encounter.
There are no middle school games next week. This will give the coaches and players a chance to work on combinations and complete any final touches before the final tournament on the following weekend.
The middle school girls and boys basketball teams will play their final tournament of the season on Saturday, the 1st of October. Everyone is invited to come and watch and cheer for our young Chinthes.

Photos by ‘Global’

High School (HS) Athletics

This week we hosted the ILBC international school for friendly volleyball training matches against our varsity teams. This was a great opportunity to test ourselves against an unknown opponent. The matches were played in good spirit and energy. Although these matches were just friendlies, there was a fair amount of competition involved as none of the teams wanted to give any easy points to the other. ISY chrome out victorious in both the boys and girls games!
Today, Friday, the boys and girls varsity volleyball teams travel to Yangon International School. We wish our student athletes the very best of luck and skill in these games.

The Power Soccer Academy have asked ISY to include the below message in this week’s blog.

Power Soccer Academy – Weekend Special (Bahan Football Ground)

Dear Parents and Sports Lovers – The Power Soccer Academy will be hosting a 2 DAY FOOTBALL FESTIVAL on the 24th and 25th of September 2022 for all children (Boys & Girls) aged between 6 – 13 years old, in and around Yangon. The 2 DAYS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL aims to bring together children of all nationalities and backgrounds together. For MMK – 15,000 your child will receive coaching and game time over two days:

Schedules for the 2 DAYS FOOTBALL will be are as follows –
Time: 2 Hours on Day 1 Saturday Afternoon – Children will be placed in the appropriate age group and placed in a team of 8 players for practice sessions with one of our experienced football coaches. (Remember for your child to enter a team and be able to compete on DAY 2 they must participate on DAY 1)
Time: 3 Hours on Day 2 Sunday Afternoon – All teams will be placed in a group of 2 with 4 teams to compete in a tournament / games. The first 2 teams with the highest point from each group become the Grand Finalist.
All participants will receive a Power Soccer Academy certificate for participating. There will be Certificate plus Medals awarded to the 1st winner.
There will be water on DAY 1 and on DAY 2 and there will be some light refreshments (Snacks, Fresh Juice & Water) available during the games. There will also be a first-aid medic team  to support our participants in case they need help.
The Sign-up sheet is available here for registration. Should you have any further question, please reach out to or Viber: +95 9442444441

Parents Announcement

There will be a few tents and seating around the ground as well, and people selling entrance tickets for parents/family who wish to accompany his/her child. The goal is to raise money that will go towards supporting Yangon Old Folks Hospital or homes with basic food supplies. There will also be a few DONATION BOXES around the ground for parents who would like to support.


This is just a reminder that our facilities booking form and Liability waiver for, are now combined on the same form for ease of use. Please remember that to use any of ISY’s facilities you must fill out the booking form

Please also remember that if you are using an indoor space you must be wearing a mask.

Facility Schedules

Please note that there are some slight changes to the facility schedule for some areas from next week.

Swimming Pool
Open 6 – 7:30 AM Monday – Friday
Monday 5-6 PM
Tuesday 3:30-6 PM
Wednesday 5-6 PM
Thursday 3:30-6 PM
Friday 5-6 PM
Open Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM
Closed Sunday
(Please note to use the Swimming Pool you must book your place)

Fitness/Weights Room
Closed 7 AM – 2:30 PM (School hours)
24 hours (Please note to use the Weights/Fitness Room you must book your place)

**Please note** The Fitness/Weights Room is busy with a lot of equipment in it. Could all users please tidy up after themselves. This means wiping down equipment after using them and returning all weights and moveable equipment back to its correct place. This will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone!

HS students may use the Fitness/weights Weights Room unsupervised.
MS students may use the Fitness/Weights Room only with adult supervision.
ES students are not allowed in the Fitness/Weights Room.

Outdoor Areas
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30 – 6 PM
The Field
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the field will be used until 6:30 for ISY sports teams practice.
(Please note that to use the Outdoor Spaces you must book your place)
8 AM – 6 PM
**These times may change once more sports start up at ISY**

Questions or More Information

As always, if you have any questions about what is in this blog or anything else that you may think of related to activities or athletics please feel free to contact me at:

Kindest regards,

Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan