Late weekend saw Bangkok Patana International School host the 7th Annual Bangkok International Youth Festival Tournament. The tournament is huge football event held in the early spring of each year which brings together teams of all ages from across Thailand and the rest of South East Asia.
Split into eight age groups and with separate tournaments for boys and girls the tournament promotes fair play, fun as well as competitive football. It also gives visiting teams the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of wonderful Bangkok.
This year the event was as big as ever with schools, clubs and colleges from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, and Bangkok itself taking part. Accompanied by coaches, families and friends the event was a huge occasion which benefitted from great coordination from a team of active and dedicated volunteers.
In total eighty teams took part in the competition, with nearly a thousand players getting the chance to show their skills in more than six hundred games across the whole weekend. Congratulations should go to every team that took part of course, but in particular the winners listed below.