At Fukuoka International School we strive to provide our students with a variety of sports in both a competitive and non-competitive nature. Team sports such as volleyball, basketball and futsal provide the secondary students with the opportunity to further develop their skills, and maintain a high level of discipline and sportsmanship. FIS sends its teams to a number of other international schools to compete in tournament level play in the Western Japan Athletics Association (WJAA), In addition, FIS is host to one of two major WJAA volleyball tournaments in the fall.
A wide variety of after school extracurricular sports are also offered to elementary, middle and high school students at FIS (eg. martial arts, floor hockey, futsal, basketball, volleyball, etc.) and we encourage all students to participate in them throughout the year. We are extremely pleased with the high level of participation and one only needs to step inside the gym to see the popularity of these activities.
While we appreciate the importance of being competitive, it is the growth of the individual player we value the most. In addition, athletics at FIS provides the vehicle for our students to understand the importance of teamwork, to develop the fundamental skills for sports, and the realisation that physical fitness is a life long endeavor. At FIS we hope that all of our students will value the importance of being physically active and in order to do so we aim to provide our students with as many opportunities to do so.