Author: Raffles Press

CCA Previews ’18: Soccer Boys

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By Mark Loh (18A13A), Captain; Mac Thanyaboon (18S03S), Vice-Captain; Reuben Suherman (18S03L), Quarter Master; Lee Xuan Yi (18S06N), Member

Anybody can kick a ball, but not everyone can play football. Here at Raffles Football, our aim is to ensure that you can change from someone who kicks the ball to someone who can think on his feet and enjoy the sport.

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CCA Previews ’18: Judo

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By Judo

When waiting patiently in line at a prata stall, have you ever stared in awe as the prataman behind the glass flips his prata oh-so-skillfully-and-gracefully? Well, the good news is: we have our very own beloved prataman here at Raffles Institution, who goes by the name Raju

But Raju is no ordinary prata-man. Instead of pratas, he flips something bigger, badder, and buffer – hoomans. And he doesn’t stand behind an ordinary flat grill flipping his dough; Rather, he flips ju-dough-kas in his state of the art dough-jo.

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CCA Previews ’18: Netball

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By Raffles Netball

Raffles Netballers: we are the ones who have a unexplainable and irreplaceable love for the Meiji chocolate milk in Chill. The ones who you can hear screaming in the toilets during our ice baths after matches. Most importantly, the ones who greet each other along the corridors, in the canteen and even in the lecture theatres with bear hugs, as if the last time we had seen each other was 10 years ago when in reality, it was probably just the previous day. While many of our peers often question our affectionate greetings in public, it is through these small actions that we encourage each other and gain that small amount of energy needed to push through school after a tiring training the day before.

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CCA Previews ’18: Rugby

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By Raffles Rugby

Raffles Rugby is a CCA that everybody who isn’t scoring high flyer grades or doesn’t have a piano distinction wants to join. Or at least, it was, a few years ago. Back in the day, everyone used to look up to Raffles ruggers as the leaders of the school who were primarily famous for troublemaking, looking jacked up, troublemaking, sleeping in class and well, troublemaking. Well, people still look up to us, but only those below five foot ten. Raffles Rugby isn’t just a CCA, it’s a culture. It’s a lifestyle that mainly involves spending way too long in the gym, being stereotyped as jocks by majority of the school, and mastering the art of faking a calf cramp during fitness trainings. That is, until you find a good Chinese girl and get carted away to sit at her table every morning.

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CCA Previews ’18: Sailing

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By Sailing

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National Inter-School Games 2017

Feel the sun blazing down your neck? Check. Feel the splash of water streaking down your body? Check. Feel the winds flowing through your hair? Check.

Sounds like a standard trip to the beach, a holiday even, the soft sand giving way to the quiet splashing of the waves along the seashore. When you think of Sailing, forget the big yachts that you see rich people flaunt at One° 15 or the 40-foot Catamarans Hollywood likes to advertise for swift getaways with their significant others. Long story short, we are not that type of CCA.

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