13th SABIS® Global Sports Tournament Sharjah & Ajman 2023


The Event

The SABIS® Global Sports Tournament (GST), formerly known as the SABIS® Regional Tournament, is a sports tournament that allows students across the SABIS® Network to showcase their athletic talent, team spirit, and true sportsmanship by competing in a series of sports challenges. Participating students have enthusiastically competed in 28 different categories in four sports: basketball, football, track & field, and swimming.

Hosting & Participating Schools

The 13th SABIS® Global Sports Tournament (GST) will be jointly hosted by two schools: The International School of Choueifat – Sharjah and The International School of Choueifat – Ajman. This edition will include a larger number of participating schools from around the network.


Competitions will take place on April 28, 29, and 30, 2023. The tournament will be held over three full days. Participating students and teams are expected to arrive in the U.A.E. on April 27 and depart on May 1 unless flights are available after 9:00 p.m. on April 30, 2023.

Sports and Disciplines

The tournament will include 4 sports disciplines, namely: Basketball, Football, Swimming, and Track & Field. Participating schools are expected to take part in all the sports disciplines and categories (gender and age group) as detailed in the table below, provided that the school caters to that age group and gender:

Sports Discipline Categories Number of Players
  Gender Age group Players Substitutes Sub-Total
Basketball Girls Seniors 5 5 10
  Boys Seniors 5 5 10
Football Boys U10 6 2 8
  BOYS U14 8 2 10
Swimming Girls U12 2 N/A 2
  GIRLS U16 2 N/A 2
  Boys U12 2 N/A 2
  BOYS U16 2 N/A 2
Track & Field Girls U12 2 N/A 2
  GIRLS U16 6 N/A 6
  Boys U12 2 N/A 2
  BOYS U16 6 N/A 6
      Girls Total   22
      Boys Total   40
      Grand Total   62