• volleyball

  • Boys soccer

  • Cross country

  • swimming

  • girls basketball

  • Boys basketball

  • softball

  • tennis

  • golf

  • girls' soccer

  • track and field

Upcoming tournaments
basketball (U14) ISD
basketball (U12) CIS
Basketball (JV-V) AIS
swimming NAISR+ASH
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


Dear NECIS athletes, parents, coaches and chaperones,

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the NECIS Winter Season Basketball and Swimming tournaments will be canceled. The further spread of the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) disease around the world and in particular Europe continues to cause great concern.

Clearly, many of our athletes and coaches will be disappointed. They have spent countless hours preparing for these tournaments, but we kindly ask for everyone’s understanding that the health and safety of all our community members is of paramount importance.

This is an evolving situation and we encourage you to follow and stay up to date with information and advice from public health authorities, including the European Union web page.

Your school will inform you about any implications related to already booked travel arrangements.

With kind regards,
The Heads of all NECIS member schools

Member schools