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Sports You Can Find in International Schools

Published by SchoolAdvisor on Apr 11, 2018, 03:46 AM

A strong co-curricular programme can do wonders for a child in providing them a well-rounded education beyond the classroom. These co-curricular activities provide children within an environment conducive to learning with an experience that we rarely see amid the trappings of mobile electronic devices and the television.

Children who engage in some form of co-curricular activity gain the benefit of leading a much healthier lifestyle along with a foundation to build confidence, creativity and social skills, all of which helps a child go the extra mile in the classroom.

While it is important for parents to allow children to participate in co-curricular activities, a child should never be forced into joining a co-curricular activity that they are not comfortable with. Parental support and involvement is paramount to helping children build and sustain interest in the activities.

With most international schools in Malaysia, there are a multitude of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities that cater to this need. What is important beyond these facilities though is that there are assurances of safety along with proper age-sensitive coaching that could help ease your child through the sports. Here at, we have compiled a list of sports your child may be interested in along with schools that facilitate them.


Football, also known as soccer to some, is an outdoor team sport played between two teams that consist of eleven players each.

Schools you can find this sport in: GEMS International School – Tropicana MetroparkThe International School @ ParkcityTaylor’s International School, HELP International School, Sunway International School – Sunway Iskandar


Rugby is the second most popular sport in the world behind football. Traditionally, rugby is played with 15 players on each team, with two teams competing against each other on the field.

Schools you can find this sport in: Alice Smith School, Garden International School, Epsom College Malaysia, Matrix International School, The British International School of Kuala Lumpur


Swimming is both an individual sport as well as a team sport. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports; hence, there are Olympic-sized swimming pools made available at some international schools.

Schools you can find this sport in: Sri Bestari International SchoolGEMS International School – Pearl City, Australian International School Malaysia, Nexus International School, MAZ International School


Basketball is a sport played between two teams of five. It is an indoor sport that is played in a court with a surface of highly polished wood but can also be played outdoors with a surface of asphalt.

Schools you can find this sport in: Sri KDU International School, elc International School, St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia, IGB International School, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)


Cricket is a bat-and-ball field game that is played between two teams of eleven players.

Schools you can find this sport in: Alice Smith School, Marlborough College Malaysia, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Vikas International School


Badminton is a racquet sport that can be played individually or in pairs. Formally, the sport is played on a rectangular indoor court but it can also be played casually in a yard or on a beach.

Schools you can find this sport in: Eaton International SchoolLycee Francais de Kuala Lumpur, Sri KL International School, The International School of Penang (Uplands), Mont’Kiara International School

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