Tanglin Hosts SEASAC Rugby and Touch

Tanglin Hosts SEASAC Rugby and Touch
Tanglin Hosts SEASAC Rugby and Touch

On 25-27 January 2019, Tanglin was proud to host two international SEASAC tournaments for Rugby (boys) and Touch (girls).

The event saw nine schools from across Asia, with over 200 competitors and coaches and 15 teams in total. The support from spectators was superb with everyone cheering the players on, promoting healthy competition, pursuit of excellence, social and cultural interaction and the development of friendships within the region.

Alana, Tanglin Touch Player said: "Despite the competitive nature of the tournament, it's great to see friends from schools across Asia."

Fraser, Tanglin Rugby Player added: "It's been great to play in a tournament of this scale at our school. Thank you for all the support."

The event was also a great opportunity for Year 8 and 9 students on our sports leadership course to gain some practical experience from result card collection and ball retrieving during matches, to assisting competitors and spectators, and setting up the pitch.

Although on this occasion the results didn't go Tanglin's way, placing second in both Rugby and Touch, the players put on a great show, demonstrating maximum participation, individual aspiration and good sportsmanship.

Richard Arlett, Activities and Sports Director said: "Congratulations to the winning schools and to all the teams who have put in many hours of training, developing their skills and talents to take part in this competition. Thank you also to everyone who ensured the tournaments ran so smoothly. This is a wonderful example of the whole school community coming together to support our students. Our focus is now on 2020!"