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

Go team IBEX! Wishing the very best of luck to the Secondary Swim team heading off to their first DASSA gala of the season this afternoon: Division 2 and Time trials - let’s do this! #SISDSport #Swimming @speedoswimsquads_uae ...

A third place win for Emanuele in the English International Boys U14 golf championship - REID Trophy, that took place this summer in the UK. ...

Wishing the very best of luck to Emanuele Galeppin, who will represent the Italian official team in the English Boys U14 Open Amateur Stroke play Championship - Reid Trophy, in the UK this week. #Golf #Golftournament #SISDSport #GoodLuck ...

Congratulations to Levin who competed in the Swiss Nationals this summer, and won a place in the finals for 400 IM, 200IM, 200 Fly, 100 Fly, and achieved personal best timings for all his races.
#SISDSport #Swimming #SISDSwimming @speedoswimsquads_uae

Congratulations to golfer, Emanuele (G8), who drew second place in the U14 3 day Italian National tournament last week - a fantastic achievement! @federazioneitalianagolf ...

We are very pleased to announce that Jack Bibby will be joining the Sports Department in August. Jack has been teaching Physical Education (PE) for five years, and has been in Dubai for the past year, following four years of experience as a PE teacher in England. Passionate and driven, he is wholeheartedly committed to nurturing young minds and aiding in their growth and development, and his sporting passions are Football and Athletics.

“My aim is to ignite within my students a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence. I instill in them a sense of pride in everything that they do and inspire them to constantly pursue improvement. I motivate students to dream big and never settle for mediocrity, emphasising the significance of hard work and perseverance.
I create an environment that encourages children to have a go, regardless of the outcomes. This allows pupils to become more resilient and not fear failure, as I believe failure is a fundamental process in every individual’s learning journey.”

We look forward to welcoming Jack to the team in the new academic year. #SISDSport #Welcometotheteam #WelcometoSISD

An amazing year of sport at SISD! Just some highlights to look back on… #SISDSport #AcademicYear ...

The very best of luck to SISD PE teacher, Boris Finck, who is heading off to Pakistan for the @asiarugbylive Men’s 15s tournament this week! #rugby#SISDSport ...

Basketball winners! 🏀 Well done to Rayan and Leo (G5), who took the cup for the U10 team in the recent SBAA basketball league championship! #SISDBasketball #basketball #SISDSport ...

Congratulations to our U8 girls! A very exciting game, watched by lots of proud parents yesterday vs Nord Anglia. Final score was a 6-6 draw! #SISDBasketball #basketball ...

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