The International Schools’ Athletic Championships (ISAC), the biggest sporting event of the International schools calendar is scheduled to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th February 2017 at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Homagama from 0800hrs to 1800hrs on all three days.
A brainchild of late Mr. R.T Alles, the founder of Gateway College, ISAC commenced in 2001 granting an opportunity to the students of International Schools affiliated with The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) to showcase their talent in the field of athletics. This much looked forward to event has now grown into the biggest sporting event of the International schools calendar.
The ISAC is conducted in accordance with the competition rules and regulations of both TISSL as well as the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and will include electronic timing and measurements. The competition will also be conducted by over 300 officials as per the rules of the Amateur Athletic Association of Sri Lanka. Each competitor will also be given a unique Identity Card by TISSL for easy identification.
Lyceum International College, Nugegoda will be responsible for organizing this year’s event having taken over the reins from Gateway College in 2016. The hosting of ISAC is alternated between Gateway College and Lyceum College with each school in charge of the tournament for 3 years.
Approximately 3000 athletes from 24 International Schools will compete in 130 events for both boys and girls. Over 20,000 spectators including students, parents, relatives, staff members and cheering squads from TISSL member schools are expected to add color to the event.
TISSL member schools competing in this year’s ISAC are;
1. Asian International School
2. Alethea International School
3. Belvoir College International
4. The British School in Colombo
5. Burhani Serendib School
6. Colombo International School, Colombo
7. Colombo International School, Kandy
8. Elizabeth Moir International School
9. Gateway College, Colombo
10. Gateway College, Kandy
11. Ilma International Girls School
12. Leeds International School
13. Lyceum International School, Nugegoda
14. Lyceum International School, Panadura
15. Lyceum International School, Ratnapura
16. Lyceum International School, Wattala
17. Leighton Park International School
18. OKI International School
19. The Overseas School of Colombo
20. Regent International College
21. Royal Institute, Colombo
22. Stafford International School
23. St. Nicholas International College
24. Wycherley International School