Sports

School Sports

The Schools, since their foundation, have the ancient saying “healthy mind in a healthy body” as a guide in combining sports with excellent education.

Sport is an integral part of school life and supported by highly qualified teachers of physical education and coaches, as well as by outstanding infrastructure.

Our students’ numerous and significant distinctions on a world and national level fully justify this choice.

Boys’ Senior High School World Basketball Championship, Israel 1999

Coaches:
Nikos Keramefs - Soulis Markopoulos

General Leader:
Efthymis Hasiotis

Team:
T. Aglamisis, K. Vardavas, S. Georgiadis, T. Georgitsis, N. Zisis, K. Kyriazopoulos, S. Manousakis, C. Markopoulos, A Papadopoulos, K. Papadopoulos, N. Sidiropoulos, G. Sourmelidis.

The road towards the Medal:
Mandoulides Schools - Austria                71 - 20
Mandoulides Schools - England                89 - 18
Mandoulides Schools - Bulgaria              69 - 38
Mandoulides Schools - Cyprus                 69 - 37
Mandoulides Schools - Israel                      60 - 41

Semifinal:
Mandoulides Schools - Finland                62 - 55

Final:
Mandoulides Schools - Turkey                  66 - 62

Rankings:
1. Greece
2. Turkey
3. Finland

Boys’ Senior High School World Basketball Championship, Poland 2005

Coach:
Vasileios Aggelis

General Leader:
Efthymis Hasiotis

Team:
A. Antoniadis, K. Galazoulas, M. Giannakidis, A. Gryllis, I. Damalis, K. Dimitriadis, S. Ioakeimidis, A. Kelesidis, M. Matalon, T. Plioukas, D. Travlos, G. Chatsatourov.

The road towards the Medal:
Mandoulides Schools - Luxembourg       110 - 48
Mandoulides Schools - Iran                         75 - 56
Mandoulides Schools - Italy                         71 - 70
Mandoulides Schools - Belgium                  81 - 61
Mandoulides Schools - Slovenia                    72 - 51

Semifinal:
Mandoulides Schools - Latvia                      87 - 42

Final:
Mandoulides Schools - Turkey                     67 - 77

Rankings:
1. Turkey
2. Greece
3. China

Boys’ Senior High School World Basketball Championship, Turkey 2009

Coaches:
Nikos Keramefs - Kostas Pallis

General Leader:
Efthymis Hasiotis

Team:
P. Velissariou, P. Gripsios, A. Davanis, A. Delligiorgis, S. Zeimpekis, M. Karaiskos, A. Naoumis, D. Pantazis - Pergaminelis, K. Soulis, T. Tzilis, T. Tsalkitzis, S. Chatzicharisis.

The road towards the Medal:
Mandoulides Schools - Brasil            93 - 75

Semifinal:
Mandoulides Schools - Turkey          31 - 55

Runners up Final:
Mandoulides Schools - Bulgaria       49 - 36

Rankings:
1. Turkey
2. Serbia
3. Greece

Boys’ Senior High School World Basketball Championship, Cyprus 2013

Coach:
Vasileios Aggelis

General Leader:
Efthymis Hasiotis

Team:
N. Andreadis, C. Venetopoulos, G. Voudouris, A. Gaitanidis, M. Gerothanasis, A. Gkavezos, C. Kioutsoukalis, N. Mitakidis, A. Papadopoulos, A. Refatlari, S. Syropoulos, I. - N. Takis.

 Game results:
Mandoulides Schools - Hungary 61 - 65
Mandoulides Schools - Latvia 80 - 72
Mandoulides Schools - Austria 91 - 69
Mandoulides Schools - China 38 - 46
Mandoulides Schools - Brasil 53 - 60
Mandoulides Schools - Cyprus 68 - 49
O. Nikolaidis,
E. Tsokanos
World Schools Table Tennis Championship, Slovakia 2002

 

M. Palasiou World Schools Track and Field Championship, China 1999

 

Facilities

Cultural and Sports Center on the Junior - Senior High School premises:

  • 500 seat theater for concerts, theatrical performances, conferences and other events, as well as conferences rooms.
  • State-of-the-art basketball court of Olympic specifications with oak floors and 1000 spectator capacity.

Outdoor sports facilities on the Junior - Senior High School premises:

  • 2 volleyball courts.
  • 2 basketball courts.
  • 1 tennis court.
  • 1 soccer field.
  • 5x5 soccer field with synthetic turf.
  • 1 handball court.

300 seat Indoor gym on the Kindergarten - Elementary School premises

  • State-of-the-art basketball court with oak floors.
  • Ballet studio, table tennis and Tae Kwon Do courts, and a sauna.

Indoor gym for younger students on the Day Care Center - Kindergarten - Elementary School premises with:

  • Rubber safety flooring.
  • Gymnastics bars, pool with balls, and exercise mats.

Outdoor sports facilities for the Kindergarten - Elementary School:

  • 2 basketball courts.
  • 1 volleyball court.
  • 1 soccer field.
  • 5x5 soccer field with synthetic turf.
  • 1 mini basketball court with rubber safety flooring.
  • 1 mini soccer field with synthetic turf.
  • 1 mini golf course.

MAS

A major goal and vision of Evangelos Mantoulidis was the comprehensive organization of sports education (mini - young children - children - teen). Being a philologist he believed that children through sport, and especially the sport of basketball, acquire very powerful skills for their development (intellectual, physical, social, professional). Results attest to the exemplary legacy of methodical work, patience, perseverance, and devotion to fair play of Mr. Mantoulidis and his worthy associates.

The Cultural Athletics Association Mantoulidis (MAS Mandoulides) was founded in 1970 under the name MAS Ippokratis. In 1989 Evangelos Mantoulidis, founder of the Schools, assumed sponsorship of the team. The Men's Basketball Team then competed in the E’ category of EKASTH. In 1992 Evangelos Mantoulidis assumed the management of the Association and the name of the group changed to MAS Mandoulides-Ippokratis, and then in 2002 MAS Mandoulides. The contribution of Evangelos Mantoulidis after he took the reins of the Association was truly great. The Men's Team has risen in league every year since. In 1994, for the first time in its history, the team competed in the A’ league of EKASTH. In 1995 the team rose to the C’ National League. Since then, the team has been competing in national leagues (B - C National). The team has been named National Champion in the C’ league 3 times (1998, 2002, 2009).

The great successes of MAS Mandoulides on a national level in recent years (2 men’s championships and 7 boys’ championships), and the qualitative work that takes place in the Association which has resulted in the emergence of the majority of players competing in national teams, teams A1 and Euroleague, make for a cumulative record which will be irrefutable in the future.

 

MAS Sports Academies

The Evangelos Mantoulidis Cultural Athletic Association (MAS) was founded in 1970 by the late Evangelos Mantoulidis. Its primary purpose is the well-rounded and harmonious development of physical, intellectual and mental skills of its members and their cultural edification.

The association’s work focuses on the cultivation of sportsmanship, carried out through the operation of sports academies.

Basketball
Academy

Kindergarten - 12th grade students
Venue: Mandoulides Schools

Academy Supervisor: Dimitrios Nikolaidis

The objective of the Mandoulides Basketball Academy (MBA), that was founded in 1994 is to promote talented athletes, while shaping proper character and cultivating their physical and mental health.

MBA acts as the incubator for Mandoulides Schools’ teams: School, Boys, Teen and Young Men (which has won three world titles and six national championships without defeat). Dozens of student - athletes, including Harry Markopoulos, Nikos Zisis, Sophocles Schortsanitis, Savvas Iliadis, Kostas Sloukas, have participated in the National Teams of all categories, achieving Pan European distinctions and confirming the quality of our programs from younger ages up to the Men’s Team, which participates in the championship of the Third National Division.


Registration
Form

Soccer
Academy

Day Care Center - 12th grade students
Venue: Tziolas Soccer Club

Academy Supervisor: Fotis Stefanidis

The aim of this academy is to introduce children to the worldwide sport of soccer, while shielding them from any adverse attitudes sometimes associated with some followers of the sport. In a spirit of solidarity and mutual support, focusing on principles and virtues such as discipline, fighting spirit, hard work, persistence and passion, we teach students to cooperate with others of their age and to socialize while setting goals, both individual and group.

Mandoulides Schools’ Soccer Academy, having now built solid foundations in shaping young students’ attitude towards sports, continues its efforts unabated, to ensure that more and more students come to love sports through soccer.


Registration
Form

Girls’ Volleyball
Academy

1st - 12th grade students
Venue: Mandoulides Schools
Academy Supervisor: Fotis Stefanidis
Head Coach: Diaz Luis Alexey

The main objective of the volleyball academy is, through systematic work, for Mandoulides Schools to become a role model school in the teaching of girls’ and women's volleyball. For this reason, participants have the opportunity during the training sessions to:

  • Improve general fitness.
  • Improve the technical elements of the sport.
  • Be entertained.
  • Be educated.
  • Cultivate team spirit and celebrate partnerships.
  • Learn to set goals and achieve them.


Registration
Form

Tae Kwon Do
Academy

Pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade students
Venue: Mandoulides Schools
Academy Supervisor: Alexandros Nikolaidis

Tae: Leg techniques
Kwon: Arm techniques
Do: Philosophy, the athlete’s spirit

The aim of this program is for students to come to love exercising first and foremost; to learn to respect the team’s rules; and to respect the teacher.

In self-defense, the athlete is taught to protect and defend himself or herself from any attack.

In forms (poomsae), the athlete is taught defensive and offensive movements with balance and rhythm against an imaginary opponent. Finally, in the race technique, the athlete tries to earn points by various methods and learns to compete within an 8x8m arena, wearing helmet and protective chest, mouth, and shin guards.


Registration
Form

Olympic Education

Within the framework of the Olympic Education program, Olympic Medalists and Paralympics Medalists have visited Mandoulides Schools.

Olympic Medalists

Ioannis Melissanidis 2001 - 2002

Floor exercises - gymnastics
1st place - gold medal (Atlanta USA, 1996)

Πατουλίδου Βούλα

Voula Patoulidou 2003 - 2004

Track and Field - 100m obstacles
1st place - gold medal (Barcelona 1992)

Anastasia Kelesidou 2004 - 2005

Discus throw - track and field
2nd place - silver medal (Athens 2004, Sidney 2000)

Πύρρος Δήμας

Pyrros Dimas 2006 - 2007

Weight lifting
1st place - gold medal (Sidney 2000, Atlanta U.S.A., 1996, Barcelona 1992),
3rd place - bronze medal (Athens 2004)

Ταμπάκος Δημοσθένης

Dimosthenis Tampakos 2007 - 2008

Rings - gymnastics
1st place - gold medal (Athens 2004)
2nd place - silver medal (Sidney 2000)

Νικολαΐδης Αλέξανδρος

Alexandros Nikolaidis 2008 - 2009

Tae Kwon Do
2nd place - silver medal (Beijing 2008, Athens 2004)

Ηλιάδης Ηλίας

Ilias Iliadis 2012 - 2013

Judo
1st place - gold medal (Athens 2004)
3rd place - bronze medal (London 2012)

Γιαζιτζίδου Χριστίνα

Christina Giazitzidou 2014 - 2015

Rowing
3rd place - bronze medal (London 2012)

Vasilis Polymeros 2015 - 2016

Rowing
3rd place - bronze medal (Athens 2004)
2nd place - silver medal (Beijing 2008)

Paralympic medalists

Ταϊγανίδης Χαράλαμπος

Charalampos Taiganidis 2008 - 2009

Swimming
1st place - gold medal (Beijing 2008, Athens 2004)
2nd place - silver medal (Beijing 2008)
3rd place - bronze medal (London 2012, Beijing 2008)

Ταξιλδάρης Αλέξανδρος

Alexandros Taxildaris 2010 - 2011

Swimming
2nd place - silver medal (Athens 2004)

Christos Tampaxis 2011 - 2012

Swimming
1st place - gold medal (Beijing 2008, Athens 2004)
2nd place - silver medal (London 2012)

Grigoris Polyhronidis 2013 - 2014

Boccia
1st place - gold medal (London 2012)
2nd place - silver medal (Beijing 2008)

Andreas Katsaros 2014 - 2015

Swimming
2nd place - silver medal (Beijing 2008)

Events

 

26 - 28/09/2008

The association MAS Mandoulides organized a Basketball Tournament in memory of Evangelos Mantoulidis, founder of the Schools and MAS Mandoulides. Evangelos Mantoulidis devoted his life to education and sport. Alongside engagement with the Schools, the life's work for him and his family revolved around promoting fair play, honest and consistent with the athletic ideal. The tournament was held at the indoor gym of the Cultural Center of the Schools.

Ταξίδια Ακαδημιών

The Schools’ Soccer Academy, constantly seeking ways to enrich its activities, organizes various school trips abroad. The aim of these trips is that students - athletes of the Academy:

  • Get acquainted with modern methods of teaching basic technical elements - tactics of football.
  • Work with athletes from other countries and build strong bonds of friendship with them.
  • Watch live football matches of national standards or European championships.
  • Visit remarkable sights and cultural monuments broadening their spiritual horizons.
In this context, trips in Gothenburg, Sweden took place in 2005 and 2007, where the academy participated in the football tournament “Gothia Cup.” In 2010 the Academy visited the facilities of Juventus FC, in Turin, Italy, and in 2015 the facilities of Barcelona FC, Spain.

Distinguished individuals from the world of Sports have been awarded at Mandoulides Schools’ events

Panagiotis Giannakis,
basketball player - coach

Nikos Gkalis,
basketball player

Aris Grigoriadis,
world champion in swimming

Dousan Ivkovits,
basketball coach

Giorgos Koudas,
soccer player

Andrei Kravarik,
volleyball player

Soulis Markopoulos,
basketball coach

Giorgos Mpalogiannis,
basketball player

Aza Nikolits,
basketball coach

Lazaros Papadopoulos,
basketball player

Banislav (Bane) Prelevits,
basketball player

Nikos Stavropoulos,
basketball player

Prentrag Stogiakovits,
NBA player

Aggelos Charisteas,
soccer player

Freddy Brooks,
volleyball player

Dominique Wilkins,
NBA player