Re-framing Success for Sport

Students at Bangkok Patana have learned how to reframe success in Sport in these challenging COVID-19 times.

With lockdown 3.0 in full swing, organised sport continued to take a back seat to ensure the safety, well being and general health of our community in Bangkok. Many of our students, as well as parents, will look back with a mixture of frustration and disappointment from a year where they missed out on so many of the normal sporting opportunities. This past academic year has been like no other, beginning with uncertainty in August – no way of knowing whether inter-school sport would return to the agenda. Season 2 was cut short as well following the January closure, before the final week of Season 3 was lost for our Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 teams this time around. Sport is full of success and failures. Our seasons are often defined by going to trials, making the team, winning the match, winning the tournament and being the MVP. In reality, very few students will manage to complete even half of these outcomes. In reality, the struggle to accomplish them, the getting up and trying again, the extra training needed- these are the keys to success. Our students learn more in the process than any trophy will ever achieve. Rich Molloy, Cross Campus Head of Sport

Read more about what success means in sport during these challenging times here.