Sports News

January 2020 Sport Round-up

Harrow Football 7's Invitational, Bangkok

Our Junior and Senior School football teams had two exciting days of football at the Harrow International Football Tournament in Bangkok. The Tanglin Lions enjoyed competing against many international schools from across Asia and with a range of age groups coming together it was wonderful to see their camaraderie and team spirit.

The U11 Girls had a fantastic tournament, growing with each game and conceded only 2 goals on day two on their way to becoming 'Premier League' champions. Our U11 and U13 Boys did incredibly well in their Premier League, scoring an abundance of goals and both finished with respectable placings.

Our U13 Girls and U15 Boys made it to the 'Champions League' after topping their respective pools on day one, and it was our U13 Girls who flew the flag highest on day two, finishing in second place and narrowly missing out on being Champions.

For many this was their first opportunity to represent the school in such a large tournament and it was fantastic to see our young Lions' footballers enjoying their football and gaining greater confidence and game understanding as the tournament progressed.

Pheonix Invitational 7's Rugby, UWC Dover

The Tanglin Lions Under 19 rugby team won the annual Phoenix 7's hosted by UWCD. The team were unbeaten throughout the day beating UWCD 27-7 in the semi-final and UWCE 31-10 in the final. A huge congratulations to the players.

SSA Swim Series, OCBC Aquatic Centre

The Singapore Swimming association run two time trial events at the start of every year in preparation for the Junior and Senior Singapore National Age Group Championships. This year the meet was very close to our return date after the Christmas holidays, yet 26 students were able to attend. This was a great opportunity to race at the fantastic OCBC Aquatics Centre and practice pre and post-race routines. There were lots of personal best times achieved. Well done to all those involved.

Athlete in Residence – Jaz Carlin

The TTS Foundation Athletes in Residence programme supports the cost of bringing a significant athlete to Tanglin to work with and train students. In January we welcomed two time Olympic Silver medalist Jaz Carlin to work with and offer valuable experience and knowledge to our Merlion swimming community. Jaz ran stroke clinics as well as classroom sessions on race planning and processing. During our camp week in Phuket, this was an amazing learning moment for the swimmers to understand that racing isn't all about time. Knowledge of performance is key to improving for the next race.

Jaz also spoke at our Friends of Tanglin sport event: Transforming Potential into Performance.

We look forward to welcoming Jaz back to Tanglin later in the year.

Year 7-13 Gravical Climbing

Gravical is an annual Bouldering competition organised by the Singapore Management University (SMU) Climb Team since 2007. It is one of, if not the biggest, in Singapore. This year we took a team to compete in the Under 17 boys and girls as well as a staff and student team!

The competition took place over five boulder routes. The competitors had 20 minutes to climb as many as they could, in the least number of attempts. The winner being the climber with the most "tops".

The level was incredibly high and although none of our climbers qualified for the finals, the experience of climbing in front of an audience was fantastic and certainly one that our young group of climbers can build on.

Year 5 & 6 Rugby and Netball House Tournaments

Year 5 and 6 children took part in their annual rugby and netball House tournaments. Over seven weeks, the children developed their skills ready to play in the tournaments. Sportsmanship and enjoyment are the focus of these occasions, so we were pleased to see these attributes throughout.

Netball results:

  • Lightening group - Year 5 Singa, Year 6 Elang
  • Thunder group - Year 5 Singa, Year 6 Elang
  • Rain group - Year 5 Harimau, Year 6 Beruang
  • Wind group - Year 5 Beruang, Year 6 Beruang

Rugby results:

  • Contact rugby - Year 6 Harimau, Year 5 Beruang
  • Touch rugby yellow - Year 6 Elang, Year 5 Elang
  • Touch rugby green - Year 6 Singa, Year 5 Elang

In Term 3, the Year 5 and 6 girls will take part in rugby and basketball House tournaments, and the Year 5 and 6 boys, basketball House tournaments.