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November 2019 Sport Round-up

FOBISIA Gymnastics, Bangkok
52 Gymnasts from across all three schools took part in the FOBISIA gymnastics competition hosted by Bangkok Patana School. The level of performance was outstanding with over 100 medals won across the individual apparatus and five teams also securing gold overall. Special mentions must go to Tyler, Anika, Lucia, Amber, Charlie, and Jesse who were overall individual winners in their respective competitions. This success is due to the hard work and dedication of the students and the coaches who guide and support them through hours of training. A huge congratulations to all involved in what was a fantastic weekend for the Tanglin Lions gymnastics team.

Girls Results:

Level 3: 1st - Anika; 2nd - Ela; 4th - Erin
Level 4: 1st - Lucia; 2nd - Saskia
Level 5: 1st - Amber; 2nd - Ella; 4th - Jasmine
Level 6: 2nd - Chiara
Level 9: 2nd - Keira; 3rd - Danielle

Boys Results:

Level 1: 3rd - Stan; 4th - Connor
Level 2: 2nd - Jem
Level 3: 2nd - Manolo
Level 4: 2nd - Archie
Level 5: 1st - Charlie; 3rd - Lincoln
Level 7: 1st - Jesse; 2nd - Max

11U Phuket Football Competition
We are very proud of our Junior 11U girls and boys who represented the Tanglin at the annual Phuket Football competition this year. Both teams were a credit to the school and perfect examples of what we look for in our young athletes. The teamwork, focus, camaraderie and self-organisation of our young athletes were second to none and the level of football on display was just as impressive. Both teams, who finished top of their group on the first day, were unbeaten leaving them in strong positions for day two. At the end of the final day, after another five exhausting games in the heat and a loss in the quarter finals, the boys managed to regroup and prevail as bronze medallists in the 3rd/4th play off. An amazing result considering this was out of 20 teams.

There were 15 teams in the girl's division and our Tanglin Lions made it to the last two. After a nail-biting 1-1 draw in the final, the decision for who was to be crowned champions came down to a penalty shootout. Luck was not on our side this time, but this did not overshadow the wonderful journey that these girls have been on throughout this competition.

ACSIS Junior & Middle School Cross Country
It is always a delight to see the Junior Cross Country team in action every year when children from Year 3 to Year 6 are unified together in a 48-child strong team. The children, who had all performed amazingly in the House Cross Country Competitions, were selected to run. All children gave nothing other than 100% and ran impressively on what was a very hot day and the wonderful results speak for themselves. Well done to all!

Elang are the Murphy Cup Winners!
Congratulations to Elang, the Murphy Cup Champions! In its seventh year, this 7-a-side House tournament was founded in recognition of former Year 6 teacher, Mr Murphy who taught at Tanglin for 10 years and was extremely passionate about football. All the children played with great enthusiasm, sportsmanship and teamwork. Well done!

Click here for the results.

Junior Swim Galas
Children across the Junior School had some competitive fun in the water for house points at the Junior Swim Galas.

Lions Win Sixth Consecutive Sithwalta SCC7's Cup
Congratulations to both the Lions U18 and U16 teams for winning the SCC7's, the sixth consecutive year for the U18's! Both teams performed solidly over the course of the tournament and thoroughly deserve to be crowned champions.

Read the full story here.

Our SEASAC Golfers were over in Malaysia in late November. Congratulations to our captain, Ben, played his sixth and final SEASAC tournament, which is a record for Tanglin. What an impressive achievement!

SCC U19 Netball Tournament
Tanglin Lions U19 represented Tanglin for the first time in the annual SCC tournament on the Padang. The Lions were the only international school in the tournament, the other teams being Singaporean schools and clubs.

It was an extremely hot day, but the girls played some excellent netball only losing to the eventual winners of the tournament. It was the first time these girls have played together as a team, so the season ahead is looking very promising. Captain, Finn Year 13 said: "Everyone gave 100% and the results were very rewarding. As a team, we are really looking forward to the FOBISIA competition coming up in December!". Well done.

Dulwich Swim Invitational
In November, the Merlion's had five swim meets, the first of which was hosted by Dulwich College Singapore. This was a great opportunity to get some race practice before the run of short course meets throughout the month.

High School ACSIS Swimming
Our focus was to work on the swimmers pre and post-race routines to aid recovery between fast paced events. The High School team did this incredibly well, matching last year's position and producing good performances in the individual events.

Singapore Short Course Nationals
Qualifying for this event is an achievement, so a special well done to Amanda, Jeremy, Max and Katie for making the finals and a big congratulations to Katie for winning bronze, silver and gold medals.

Tri Conference Meet
Designed for our high school age swimmers, the Merlions were combined with the two UWC schools to represent SEASAC vs APAC and IASIS. Outnumbered, the SEASAC team did extremely well and achieved medals in almost all the relay events. Well done to all involved for this incredibly fun event.

Middle School ACSIS Swimming
Our boys came 2nd and the girls 4th, 1 point behind 3rd and 7 points behind 2nd at the Middle School ACSIS Swimming. Overall the team came 2nd – a great result.

UWC Dover's Phoenix Invitational Climbing
The competition was attended by schools from South East Asia including Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.

The first day saw our students competing in top rope and bouldering. The competition was frantic with climbers running between routes to get their final climbs in and constant cheers as students got ever closer to finishing projects! The climbers did very well, all exceeding their expectations and challenging for medal positions.

Day two was an array of fun events including hands free climbing, longest hang and speed climbing.

At the gala dinner Tanglin brought home a little pile of victories:

  • Arushu - U17 Girls Silver Top Rope
  • Oscar - U17 Boys Silver Top Rope
  • Ollie - U17 Boys Bronze Boulder
  • Zahra - Girls Dead Hang
  • Overall Boys - Third Place

Pan Pacific Touch Tournament
The Pan Pacific Touch Tournament is one of the biggest touch competitions in Singapore. The tournament takes place at Singapore American School and covers three different age groups plus boys. Tanglin Touch Lions once again entered four teams into the tournament, a combined U14/U12 team, U16 and U20 team plus a U20 boys team. All four teams gave great performances and reached the semi finals of their divisions. The U20 boys and U16 girls progressed through to the final. With only a small squad, the boys gave a tremendous effort and lost in drop outs. Well done boys on your silver medal. The girls U16 team after being beat by UWCEAST in the pool round, went on to beat them in the final 2-0 after producing a great team effort. Well done to all teams and coaches for a successful weekend.

SEASAC Volleyball at SAIS
After more exposure to competitive volleyball this season, entering three extra weekend tournaments at the start of the season, the volleyball players were looking forward to SEASAC at Singapore American International School. With many new and young players in both the boys' and girls' team, it offered a great learning opportunity, with the Senior players leading by excellent example. Both the boys and girls played some of the best volleyball seen this season, showed fantastic team spirit and both teams finished 6th overall after some tough competition. With our young team, we look forward to continuing to build on this experience and wish our Year 13's the very best, secure in the knowledge that a love of the sport has been installed and will continue to be played as they move on.

Inaugural Floodlit Tanglin Touch Tournament
The Inaugural Floodlit Tanglin Touch Tournament, involving student, staff and parent House teams was a fun-filled evening with entertaining games, delicious food and upbeat music. Congratulations to Raeburn who won the first Lions House Cup victory and to the student Head Team for organising this new sporting event!

Battle of the Reds Football Legends Coaching Clinics
Ahead of the Battle of the Reds at the Singapore National Stadium, we were excited to welcome football legends representing Manchester Reds and Liverpool Reds to Tanglin! The players led a unique coaching clinic with Tanglin students. Thank you to the TTS Foundation for supporting this event.

SEASAC Cross Country Championships
In contrast to much of the team's training and racing this season, the course was very challenging - slips and falls were a fairly common occurrence as a result of the slippery terrain and steep ascents. The individual race took place on the Friday morning and was run over a 5k course which necessitated a more patient approach than our typical races around Bedok Reservoir. In the boys' race Cooper ran a brilliant race to finish with a bronze medal despite falling four times! Huw also produced an excellent performance despite having to run with an ankle injury. In the girls' race Stella performed fantastically in what was a very experienced field to come second. Saturday morning's races were run around a 3k course in a relay format with five runners per team. Both teams did themselves proud and the boys came 5th and the girls team came 6th. There is plenty of potential in the younger Cross Country squads to augment our U19 team and we look forward to next year's Championship.

Former English cricketer trains Junior children
Mike Gatting, OBE, former English cricketer was invited to school on Friday for a special cricket training session to Junior children.