Robert Duncan
Head of Sport

Welcome to the home of the IBEX

A cornerstone of a great school is having great pride, passion and team spirit amongst the school community.

At SISD, sport is one of the ways we harness this pride and passion, and we are committed to ensuring every student has the opportunity to take part, but also to excel if they can. It is our goal to use competitive sport to build on the values, lessons and instruction provided during day-to-day lessons, and as part of our curriculum.

It is also our aim to create a sense of community and to build a common bond through support for our teams. Finally, we want to instill an unmatched sense of pride through commitment, teamwork, perseverance, effort, and the ability for students to represent their school in sporting and athletic competitions.

Les sports proposés par la SISD et les locaux sont phénoménaux - mes enfants ont adoré essayer pleins de sports différents, concourir dans les équipes de l'école et tout simplement représenter leur école.

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At SISD, we are very proud of our sport – very proud of the opportunities we offer for all our students, and very proud of our opportunities for excellence that we offer our very talented students.

We offer a huge variety of sports, and are very lucky to have some of the best sporting facilities in Dubai. These include an Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball courts, football pitches, a full sized gym and cardio suite, indoor and outdoor running tracks, tennis and padel tennis courts, beach volleyball and lots more.

Our students are encouraged to participate in the sports, not only as part of the curriculum, but also in the wide array of after-school sports clubs we offer, and the sporting teams. Our sports teams compete within the leagues in Dubai, and competitions take place every week against the other top schools in Dubai. We are very proud of our team successes across all the age groups, and students form as young as 8 years are encouraged to join one of our sporting teams.

For our very sporty and talented athletes, we offer a Speedo swim academy, a dedicated athletics academy, and opportunities for the students to compete nationally and internationally in sporting fixtures and events.

Our PE team are dedicated sports coaches, all with sporting passions and interests of their own, and the students are coached by these high quality individuals, always encouraging students to be the BEST they can be!

Dubai Affiliated School Sport Association (DASSA)

SISD is a member of the Dubai Affiliated School Sport Association (DASSA).  DASSA oversees school sporting competitions for over 70 Dubai schools in a plethora of sports.  Our academic year includes 3 sport seasons which are aligned with our after school activities calendar.

At SISD we currently have competitive teams for both boys and girls in the following sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field

Our Sports Academies

Our Speedo Swim Academy offers talented swimmers the option to train before and after school with dedicated Speedo coaches

Our Athletics Academy is new and launching in 2023! Talented athletes and runners will be offered dedicated training sessions before and after school with the AIS coaching team.

Sport Calendar & Fixtures

See details about upcoming matches, results and more...

Our Latest Sports News

Congratulations to Joe (G3), who was recently elected as the man of the match, and best player in the league, in the recent Dubai Open Basketball Academies Championship. Joes currently plays for the U8 team of JAM. #SISDSport #Basketball 🏀 ...

Qatar Junior Open Champion! Congratulations to Aley Afifi, who won the U17s category in the Qatar Junior Open squash tournament recently. 👏 ...

Our gymnastics star! Congratulations to Gaby (G2), who has achieved a gold medal 🥇 and 2 bronze medals 🥉 in the latest gymnastics tournament ‘GymnastEX Annual Artistic Tournament’. ...

Congratulations to Mariam Afifi, who won 4th place in the Under 15 girls competition at the FMT Squash tournament recently - a particularly special achievement as Mariam is only 11! Well done 👍 ...

Good luck to the students teeing off at the Dubai Creek Par 3 for the DASSA Primary Golf final. We have some special caddies helping out today too, thank you 🙏 @dassasports ...

Wishing good luck to all our Secondary students who are participating in the DASSA athletics tournament at Sports City today! #athletics #athleticsacademy #SISDSport @dassasports ...

Two great wins today for our U10 girls’ football team, vs Repton and Deira International School. Well done, girls - fantastic efforts! #SISDSport #SISDFootball #GirlsFootball ...

Congratulations to our tennis champions! Well done to Dmitry (G5) and Moemi (G5) on winning the U11 boys and girls singles tournament against GEMS WIS, GIS and EIS today 🎾 #SISDSport #SISDTennis ...

Well done to Grade 5 student, Leonardo, who won two gold medals at the recent Speedo Gala, in 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Well done! 🏅#CelebratingStudentSuccess #SpeedoGala @speedoswimsquads_uae ...

Congratulations to Pepper who won two bronze medals last weekend at the Middle East Open & Junior Championship, in the 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke. Well done Pepper! #swimmingcompetition @speedoswimsquads_uae #celebratingstudentsuccess ...

Two fantastic wins for our U11 girls last night. A 3-0 result vs GEMS Founders followed by a 2-0 win vs Repton! Great job, team IBEX! #SISDFootball #SISDSport #GirlsFootball ...

Well done to our U9 footballers who achieved a win and a loss against Raffles Academy and DBS today as part of the football festival. Two great games, and lots of team spirit and sportsmanship on show! #SISDFootball #Football #SISDSport ...

Golfing success! Congratulations to Grade 8 student, Emanuele Galeppini, who won his first World Amateur Golf Ranking event last week. Emanuele also represented Italy last year, and this summer he will be leading the Order of Merit Under 14, representing Italy at the forthcoming France International, the Belgium International and the English International. Congratulations Emanuele! #SISDGolf #SISDSport ...

The hard work is paying off for @mariza.bako who brought the 🔥🔥🔥for the AIS League Match 3! @aisathleticsuae

Two events, two personal bests and two U15 League Records!

Coached by @__belle8__

100m - 12.58s 🥇
200m - 25.95s 🥇

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