Repton Al Barsha’s Noah Sprenger returned for his final World School Games this year, having first represented the school as a Year 4 back in 2020.
Noah’s squad produced a series of excellent performances to secure second spot overall in the U13 competition this year, with their highlights being a team victory in athletics and boys football.
Noah had another impressive individual showing, leading the charge with three gold medals and a silver in athletics as well as a haul of medals in swimming. For football, his role helped his team secure first place with a 1-0 win over DIA Emirates Hills in the final at Dubai Sports City.
The Sprenger family are well used to the World School Games, with five siblings competing in the event since its inauguration in 2018 it has really been a family tradition in recent years.
Noah continued his impressive performances by breaking the U13 hurdles record (having previously been the U11 hurdle record holder) and was once again amongst some of the top athletes in the field. This year, he got to compete with his twin Zach in the same U13 squad, while his younger siblings Elijah & Zavier competed in the U11s.
Noah will be moving to the UK next year as an opportunity to move to a prestigious UK boarding school on a sports scholarship has materialised. Noah is set to captain the UAE select team at Rosslyn Park 7s which takes place in London in March, and his skills on both the rugby and football field have had a number of schools chasing his signature, but he will be heading to the UK with his twin brother Zach to pursue his athletic and educational goals.
“I am really excited to be testing myself even more next year,” said Noah, who will leave Repton Al Barsha at the end of the academic year. “While I will miss my family and friends here, moving with my twin brother is a great opportunity for us both to increase our opportunities in competitive sport.”
Noah’s athletic journey is one that has blossomed over the past few years and we look forward to seeing how he continues to develop in the future.