• volleyball

  • Boys soccer

  • Cross country

  • swimming

  • girls basketball

  • Boys basketball

  • softball

  • tennis

  • golf

  • girls' soccer

  • track and field

Upcoming tournaments
basketball (U14) ISD
5-7 March 2020
basketball (U12) CIS
5-7 March 2020
Basketball (JV-V) AIS
13-15 March 2020
swimming NAISR+ASH
14-15 March 2020
golf sshl
14-15 May 2020
tennis ISA
16-17 May 2020
softball BIS
16-17 May 2020
girls' soccer ISD
16-17 May 2020
Track & field ISS
23-24 May 2020


Welcome to the website of the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS) Sports Council. Founded in 1980 by three schools whose goal was to organize inter-school tournaments in basketball, soccer and volleyball, NECIS has grown into an organization that boasts eleven member schools from seven different countries located in northwest Europe. Our aim is to promote competitive tournaments in nine different sports at four different age levels – soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, tennis, golf, softball, track and field and touch rugby – that emphasize good sportsmanship, respect, full participation and co-operation amongst students from various international backgrounds and cultures.

Our major tournaments are held at various times of the year and, in addition, many of our member schools participate in regular weekend games. A NECIS tournament provides an outstanding opportunity for our young athletes to develop their athletic prowess while being guided by experienced coaches and officials. For many students, our tournaments provide experiences and friendships that last beyond their time at one of our member schools and many alumni report that a NECIS tournament remains their abiding memory of their time in international education.

I would like to encourage you to browse through our website to discover for yourself the opportunities that await our international students at a NECIS tournament. Take a moment to discover the outstanding educational programmes that our member schools offer their students by following the links to each individual school’s website. NECIS schools offer holistic programmes that are rich in educational excellence and extra-curricular activities – a whole world of learning awaits!

On behalf of my fellow athletic directors within NECIS, welcome to our sports tournament organization. We hope to see you soon at a NECIS tournament, whether it be as an athlete, parent, coach or official.

Neil Spencer, NECIS Sports Council Chairman.

2019-2020 Tournaments

Tournament Age Venue Dates
Soccer/Volleyball JV-V ISA 7-9 Nov
Soccer/Volleyball U14 ASH 7-9 Nov
Soccer/Volleyball U12 ISH 7-9 Nov
Cross Country   ISL 16 Nov
Basketball U14 ISD 5-7 Mar
Basketball U12 CIS 5-7 Mar
Basketball JV-V AIS 13-15 Mar
Swimming   NAISR+ASH 14-15 Mar
Golf   SSHL 14-15 May
Tennis   ISA 16-17 May
Softball   BIS 16-17 May
Girls' Soccer   ISD 16-17 May
Track and Field   ISS 23-24 May


Given the international nature of our NECIS tournaments, we member schools are proactive in ensuring members of their community who have been travelling to areas identified (by WHO) at very high risk of the coronavirus respect the recommended quarantine times.
Whilst we are not certain of how the spread of the 2019-nCoV will progress, we wish to inform you of our current requirements for all NECIS squads, parents and visitors to attend the NECIS Tournament.
- No students should come to the tournament who have been in China or in another region where they are likely to have been exposed to the 2019-nCoV within 14 days of the beginning of the tournament.
- No students should come to the tournament if a member of their immediate household has been in China or in another region where they are likely to have been exposed to the corona virus within 14 days of the beginning of the tournament.
It is therefore important students understand the potential ramifications of their travel during their respective February breaks. If there are any changes to the above requirements we will aim to inform you ASAP.

Member schools