GISST and Inter-School Program

The FIS Sports Vision

The FIS Sports Program strives to offer students the chance to develop through sports. Through a wide variety of sporting opportunities, students will have the ability to grow physically, mentally, and socially. Teamwork, dedication, goal setting, and a sense of community are the main components of the FIS Sports Program. Coaches and staff members all teach the same sports’ philosophy focused on fair play, individual and team growth, and having fun.

An Overview

The GISST Program offers opportunities for both international and local competitions for students from Grades 5 to 12. The FIS has been a member of the GISST (German International School Sports Tournament) since 2011, and competes with ten other international schools located within Germany. Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field are offered during the school year. Practices are held twice a week after school or once a week for the pre-season. Students from ages 10 to 13 play in the U14 League, while students between 14 and 18 years old play at the Varsity level. Games and tournaments mostly take place on Saturdays and occasionally on weekdays.

Additionally, we offer Cross Country and Swimming training and a possibility to compete for students from Grades 2 to 5. Other non-competitive sporting activities are offered to our students as a part of the After School Activity Program.


The online registration for GISST 2019/2020 closed on September 15, 2019. If you missed to register your child(ren) who would like to attend GISST training this school year, please contact the Athletics Director, Mila Fischer directly at

You will receive an invoice at the end of the season for each sport category that you signed up for. Prices can be found on the Parent Portal. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mrs. Fischer at


We run a parallel U14 and Varsity Badminton program. The training sessions are twice a week, and open to 18 participants per age level. GISST Badminton teams of eight selected players, 4 boys and 4 girls represent the FIS at the final tournament to culminate the season.

4 indoor courts

U14 mixed
Varsity mixed

Coaching Team:
Daniel Paulini (U14)
Elias Ruf (Varsity)

April 23 – July 2, 2020

Pre-Season Training:
Thursday, 16:00 – 17:30

GISST Season:
September 9 – December 4, 2019

GISST Training:
Monday, 16:00 – 17:30
Wednesday, 16:00 – 17:30

Friendly Schedule:
October 12 @BIS

GISST Tournament:
U14 Badminton December 5 – 7 @BBS
Varsity Badminton December 5 – 7 @ISHR

Best result:
U14 Girls Sportsmanship Award 2018/2019
Varsity Girls 2nd Place 2017/2018
Varsity Boys Sportsmanship Award 2017/2018
U14 Boys 3rd place 2018/2019
U14 Girls Sportsmanship Award 2016/2017
U14 Girls 1st Place 2016/2017
U14 Boys Sportsmanship Award 2015/2016


Basketball is a very popular sport among FIS students, and we have both U14 and Varsity boys and girls teams. All our Basketball teams regularly take part in the GISST competition as well as City Championships (“Jugend trainiert für Olympia”). Sometimes we also organize individual training sessions or basketball camps during holidays.

2 indoor and 1 all-weather outdoor courts

U14 Boys, U14 Girls
Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls

Coaching Team:
Teresa Strauss (U14 Girls)
Frank Wölfel (U14 Boys)
Christopher Keninger (Varsity Girls)
Timothy Dubbe (Varsity Boys)

GISST Season:
December 9, 2019 – March 4, 2020 (U14)
December 3, 2019 – March 17, 2020 (Varsity)

GISST Training:

Mon4:00 - 5:30pmU14
Tue5:00 - 6:30pmVarsity
Wed4:00 - 5:30pmU14
Thu5:00 - 6:30pmVarsity

Friendly Schedule:
U14 Boys and Girls January 18 @STGM
Varsity Boys January 18 @STGM
U14 Boys and Girls February 8 @FIS
Varsity Boys February 8 @ISS
Varsity Girls February 8 @BIS

GISST Tournament:
U14 Boys March 5 – 7 @BIS
U14 Girls March 5 – 7 @ISS
Varsity Boys March 19 – 21 @ISHR
Varsity Girls March 20 – 22 @FIS

Best result:
U14 Girls 2nd Place 2016/2017
Varsity Girls 3rd Place 2015/2016
U14 Girls 2nd Place 2014/2015
U14 Boys 3rd Place 2012/2013, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019


Football is the most popular sport at the FIS at the moment, with more than 80 active players from Grade 5 to 12. With an easy access to the SpVgg football facilities just across the street, and an experienced coaching team, the FIS provides excellent opportunities for boys and girls interested in football to further develop their skills.

External only (SpVgg)

U14 Boys, U14 Girls
Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls

Coaching Team:
Julie Ann Chiodo (U14 girls)
Derek Hyde (U14 boys)
Jacquelle Francis (Varsity girls)
Christiaan Redelinghuys (Varsity boys)

April 23 – July 2, 2020 (U14 Boys and Girls, and Varsity Girls)
April 21 – June 30, 2020 (Varsity Boys)

Pre-Season Training:
Thursday, 15:45 – 17:15 (U14)
Tuesday, 15:45 – 17:15 (Varsity)

GISST Season:
August 26 – November 6, 2019 (U14)
August 27 – November 7, 2019 (Varsity)

GISST Training:
Monday and Wednesday, 15:45 – 17:15 (U14)
Tuesday and Thursday, 15:45 – 17:15 (Varsity)

Friendly Schedule:
Oct 12, 2019 @BIS (Varsity Boys and Girls)

GISST Tournament:
U14 Boys November 7 – 9 @ISS
U14 Girls November 7 – 9 @ISF
Varsity Boys November 7 – 9 @FIS
Varsity Girls November 7-9 @BERIS

Best result:
Varsity Boys 2nd Place 2018/19
Varsity Girls Sportsmanship Award 2017/2018
U14 Girls 3rd Place 2016/2017
U14 Girls 2nd Place 2013/2014
U14 Boys 3rd Place 2012/2013


Even though the FIS doesn’t have its own swimming pool on campus, we offer a variety of swimming opportunities for students from Grade 2 to 12. The mixed group of intermediate, advanced and competitive U14 and Varsity swimmers trains in preparation to the GISST Swimming Gala. We also offer a competitive swimming training for students in Grade 2 to 5. The FIS has numerous GISST and Inter-School medalist and is looking forward to some more!

External only (University pool)

Inter-School mixed
U14 mixed
Varsity mixed

Coaching Team:
Theresa Eckersley (Inter-School)
Christiaan Redelinghuys (Inter-School)
Alessia Prest (Inter-School, U14 and Varsity)
Asger Sondberg (Inter-School, U14 and Varsity)

Inter-School Training:
Friday, 14:30 – 15:15 / 15:15 – 16:00

GISST Training:
Monday, 16:00 – 17:00

Friendly Schedule:
Interschool, U14 and Varsity November 23 @BIS

GISST Tournament:
Inter-School May 15 – 16, 2020 @BERIS
U14 and Varsity January 31 – February 1, 2020 @ISF

Best result:
Inter-School G2-3 and G4-5 Girls 2nd Place 2016/2017
Inter-School G2-3 and G4-5 Boys 3rd Place 2016/2017 and 2018/2019
Varsity Girls 2nd Place 2016/2017

Track and Field

The Track and Field team is one of the most successful sports groups we have at the FIS. Our athletes from Grade 5 to 12 have been participating in the GISST competition for last 5 years, and have always demonstrated a great performance.

We can proudly present a few of our GISST record holders:

U14 BShot PutLukas Beste12.43 m2017
U14 BHigh JumpLukas Beste1.63 m2017
U14 B800mOlivier van der Wart2:18, 132019
Varsity G100mRebecca Lowack13.21 sec2017
Varsity B400mJamie Williamson50.14 sec2015
Varsity800mJamie Williamson1:56.97 min2015
Varsity1500mJamie Williamson4:11.83 min2015
Varsity G4 x 100mAlbrecht, Vontsolos, Jamieson, Rattigan54.78 sec2015
Varsity B4 x 400mThieler, Janaway, Williamson, Williamson3:36.71 min2015
U14 B200mMaximilian Thieler25.04 sec2013

100m Running Track, High and Long Jump; external (University track and field)

U14 mixed
Varsity mixed

Coaching Team:
Carole Williamson
Christiaan Redelinghuys
Christopher Keninger

GISST Season:
March 24 – May 19, 2020

GISST Training:
Tuesday, 16:00 – 17:30 (@University)
Thursday, 16:00 – 17:30 (@University)

GISST Tournament:
U14 and Varsity, May 26 – 28, 2020 @BBIS

Best result:
Varsity Girls 3rd Place 2015/2016
Varsity Girls 1st Place 2014/2015
Varsity Boys 2nd Place 2014/2015
U14 Girls 1st Place 2013/2014
U14 Boys 3rd Place 2013/2014 and 2017/2018


Welcome to the FIS – the home of the GISST Volleyball Champions!

Probably one of the strongest sport programs at FIS with “The Blacks” (Varsity Girls), U14 Girls multiple GISST winners and an impressive development of U14 and Varsity Boys teams recently, we could only say: Go FIS Dragons! We are so proud of you!

2 indoor and 2 all-weather outdoor courts

U14 Boys, U14 Girls
Varsity Girls (“The Blacks”), Varsity Boys

Coaching Team:
Sirpa Hope (U14 Girls and Varsity Boys)
Adrian Haug (Varsity Girls)
Yvonne Krauß (U14 Boys)

December 5, 2019 – March 5, 2020 (U14)
December 3, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (Varsity)

Pre-Season Training:
Tuesday, 15:45 – 17:00 (Varsity)
Thursday, 15:45 – 17:00 (U14)

GISST Season:
March 9 – April 20, 2019 (U14)
August 27 – November 21, 2018 (Varsity)

GISST Training:
Monday and Wednesday, 16:00 – 17:30 (U14)
Tuesday and Thursday, 16:00 – 17:30 (Varsity)

Friendly Schedule:
Varsity Boys and Girls October 19 @FIS

GISST Tournament:
U14 Boys April 23 – 25 @STG
U14 Girls April 23 – 25 @BIS
Varsity Boys November 28 – 30 @STG
Varsity Girls November 21 – 23 @DIS

Best result:
U14 Girls 1st Place 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
U14 Boys 3rd Place 2015/2016, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
Varsity Girls 1st Place 2015/2016, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019

Cross Country

A relatively small group of boys and girls of all ages have represented the school at the GISST competitions since 2015. Even though still in development, our Cross Country team has already achieved success. Not only have we had medalists in all age categories, but we can also boast the GISST record holders in the Varsity Boys category – Jamie Williamson, 19:42 (2014, BBS old course), the U14 Girls – Melina Steiner (2017, BIS course), the U14 boys – Scott Simons (2017, BIS course) and the Grade 5 Girls – Aisha Derudder (2018, BBS new course).

External only

Inter-School Mixed
U14 Mixed
Varsity Mixed

Coaching Team:
Thomas Phillipson (Inter-School)
Christina Lohwasser (U14)
Carole Williamson (Varsity)

April 20 – June 29, 2020 (Inter-School)

Pre-Season Training:
Monday, 3.45 – 4.45pm (Inter-School)

GISST Season:
August 26 – October 23, 2019 (Inter-School)
August 27 – October 24, 2019 (U14)
September 2 – September 23, 2019 (Varsity)

GISST Training:
Mon & Wed, 3.45 – 4.45pm (Inter-School)
Tue & Thu, 3.45 – 5.15pm (U14)
Mon & Wed, 3.45 – 5.15pm (Varsity)

Friendly Schedule:
September 14 @BIS

GISST Tournament:
Inter-School, U14 & Varsity September 27 – 28, 2019 @BBS

Best result:
U14 Boys 1st Place 2017/2018
Varsity Boys 2nd Place 2016/2017
Varsity Boys 1st Place 2012/2013
U14 Girls 1st Place 2013/2014

List of International Schools in the GISST

  • Bavarian International School
  • Berlin Brandenburg International School
  • Berlin British School
  • Berlin International School
  • Dresden International School
  • Franconian International School
  • International School of Frankfurt Rhein-Main
  • International School of Hannover Region
  • St Georges’ School, Duisburg-Dusseldorf
  • International School of Stuttgart
  • Leipzig International School