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


• To make sporting competition (via the Games) accessible to children from Year 5 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 specialise in sports appropriate to their age groups


All rules are available in the FOBISIA Friendly Games Handbooks which can be found on the FOBISIA Website. 

  • Please see here for the FOBISIA Sports Handbook 
  • Please see here for the FOBISIA Primary Friendly Games Handbook 
  • Please see here for the FOBISIA Secondary Friendly Games Handbook (Covers both U13 and U15)



These will be made available to schools prior to the games.


These will be made available for all schools after the event.


The success of the Games requires a considerable number of trained and experienced officials. Local officials and onsite staff will be provided with training.

THANYAPURA - What to Expect:

Where possible all accommodation and events will be staged at the Thanyapura Sports Hotel, Phuket, Thailand. Suitable shade and seating will be provided for competitors and spectators at each venue.


500m, 4 lane athletics track with grandstand
50m, 8 lane swimming pool with grandstand and touch pad facilities
25m, 8 lane swimming pool and touch pad facilities
1 full size football pitch
2 basketball courts, covered with grandstand 


Due to the nature of the Games and the onsite facilities, there may be times where it is necessary to use off site facilities. Should this be required, schools from the affected games will be notified.


There will be a brief opening ceremony prior to the first event of the Games. This will take the form of a parade and brief introduction and welcome.


The Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of the last day of competition. The dinner will be provided for all members of the official school party. The venue for the gala dinner will be dependent upon the size of the group. Schools will be notified at the games of the gala dinner venue.
Parents are not allowed to attend the gala dinner.

The format of the evening will include the formal presentations of awards and a celebration video reflecting their FOBISIA experience. Speeches and presentations will be kept to a minimum. The swimming and athletics trophies will be awarded and schools should prepare two student representatives to receive awards. Any outstanding awards will also be presented.  Provision of entertainment will be appropriate to the age of the students, aimed at encouraging interaction.  


Schools are required to submit their flight details and participation numbers in advance of arrival (see Admin Forms and deadlines). Schools are responsible for checking passports (6 months validity) and necessary visa applications. Should schools require letters to support visa applications, please contact the tournament director for support.
A member of Thanyapura staff will meet you at the airport and collect your passports on the bus to ease the hotel check in process. All buses will have access to seatbelts. Luggage will travel in a separate truck.

Domestic Flight Arrival;
Please note that once you get off exit door at arrival hall of Domestic terminal, please help to look for hotel
representative with “FOBISIA” signboard who will escort you to hotel car. Should you find any difficulty at the airport
please call us at Tel: +66 (0) 76 336 000

International Flight Arrival;
Right after baggage claim area on ground floor of International Terminal Exit gate #3 or #4, please help look for hotel
representative holding “FOBISIA” signboard who will be escort you to hotel car. Should you find any difficulty at the
airport please give us a call at Tel: +66 (0) 76 336 000.


There will be nightly coaches’ meetings to provide information beginning with a welcome meeting on the evening prior to the first event of the games.


All information regarding the games will be communicated to the schools.


It is ‚Äčessential that all participating schools supply information efficiently and meet all deadlines on requests from the organisers. These deadlines, along with projected costs and facilities, will be outlined through communication with trip leaders and can be found on the Games website. 


Click here to download the FOBISIA U13 Games 2020 - COACHES HANDBOOK for further details