Sports News

May 2019 Sport Round-up

U11 Rugby ACSIS Finals

A huge congratulations to our U11 rugby players who competed in the ACSIS finals in May. The teams played some incredible rugby demonstrating superb attacking play as well as impenetrable defence. Our A team were crowned ACSIS Champions whilst our B team won bronze in the plate, and our C team won the shield competition. This is a huge achievement given the quality of the opposition and the number of teams competing. This highlights the quality of rugby we have here at Tanglin Trust School. A massive congratulations to all the students involved.

Junior SEASAC Gymnastics at Patana, Bangkok

The Tanglin Titan level 3 & 4 girls' teams travelled to Patana School in Bangkok last weekend to compete in the annual Junior SEASAC competition. The competition was tough. After an evening of training and getting used to the equipment on Friday, the girls then had to compete and perform full routines on Saturday for the team and individual all round competition. If this wasn't enough, they then had to dust themselves off and go again on Sunday for the apparatus finals! The combination of excellently executed skills along with impressive strength, focus and attitude resulted in a wonderful weekend of many amazing successes for our gymnasts.

Of course, this all would not be possible without exceptional coaching and guidance. Coach Lauren and Coach Jana have been instrumental in getting to the girls to this level. A huge well done and thank you for their time, patience and care.

Junior ACSIS Swim Meet at UWC Dover

40 swimmers took part in this fun and energetic meet at UWC Dover. There were lots of personal bests beaten and new times set as well as five 2nd place finishes out in eight relays. Well done to all the Junior swimmers.

X-Calade Boulder Carnival

The event was incredibly successful with 22 climbers taking part and all performing well beyond expectations. Three of our Senior climbers took time off from their busy schedule to encourage and advise our young climbers, they did a great job and the young climbers appreciated their support!

End of 11U Touch Season

May saw the end of the 11U touch season. The Year 5 and 6 girls had a wonderful season of touch where significant developments were evident in both individual skills and team play. Touch is a sport that is developing and becoming more popular in Tanglin and it was great to see a core group of enthusiastic Junior girls begin their journey. Some definite Touch stars for the future!

Junior Cricket

Cricket in the Junior School over the past few years has been very strong, and this year was no different. The cricket A and B teams, led by Coach Keith, Coach Rex and Coach Ragu, have both had a fantastic season. Their commitment to the sport and skill application clearly highlights the growth the sport has had. The B team has made some significant progress throughout the season and this could be clearly seen from game to game where the boys are tighter as a unit. The A team, who went most of the season unbeaten, also demonstrated excellent team camaraderie and some impressive individual and team performances. Well done to all involved.

Junior SEASAC Swimming at Patana, Bangkok

The Merlion swimmers had a very hot yet successful event at Junior SEASAC Swimming, which was hosted by Bangkok Patana School. It was rewarding to witness the next generation of Senior swimmers coming through and racing so well, with every swimmer on the team achieving personal best times. There were multiple school individual and relay records broken, with Amanda Ng and Amelia Ng both achieving individual medals which is a fantastic reward for their efforts.

KS3 Sports Awards Ceremony

Following the KS4-5 Sports Awards in April, on Tuesday, 4 June we celebrated the KS3 Awards in the Berrick Performance Hall. Both were wonderful occasions which allowed us to share and enjoy the many achievements in sport over the course of another busy year. With over 400 students and a large number of parents in attendance at the KS3 ceremony, Player of Year trophies were awarded to 68 happy students, before the major awards of KS3 Sportsman and Sportswoman were presented to Joshua and Tara (Year 9). Both students were deserving of this recognition for their sporting performance and the way they have represented the Tanglin sporting values. They, and others, will now hope to go on and emulate their Senior counterparts George and Emma (Year12), who were awarded the Tanglin Sportsman and Woman of the Year, alongside Carl and Meghan (Year 13) who were presented with the Sportsmanship Awards.