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CCA Previews ’22: Soccer (Girls)

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By: Tan Shian En (22S03K), Captain and Meghana Neogi (22S06Q), Vice-Captain 

One thing you must know about soccer, is that contrary to popular belief, it’s not just about twenty sweaty players chasing after a ball. It’s twenty two.

But wait! Before you look away not knowing what to do with that seemingly redundant piece of information, let us convince you that soccer is not just a CCA filled with exhausting training sessions, balls flying wildly everywhere, and bruises in the most random of places. Well, actually, it is all that – especially the bruises in random places. But most importantly, Raffles Soccer Girls is also about a family. A family of vastly different individuals who have come together as one team, with the common goal of learning to play the beautiful game. 

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Diving for Victory: Water Polo (Girls) Finals 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Ruchira Ramaswamy (20S03A) and Coco Liu (20S06L)
Photographs courtesy of Megan Toh Jia Qi (20S03N) and Xanelle Tan Li-Shyan (20S03M) of Raffles Photographic Society 

It is claimed, in the CCA Previews’19 for Water Polo (Girls), that “It doesn’t matter if you’re not a fast swimmer.” Sounds like a long shot, something they’d say to encourage more people to go for CCA trials, because of course you have to swim fast to be in Polo, right?

Wrong. In fact, some players in the current team used to be non-swimmers. Of this, their coach, Mr Lim Yao Xiang, admits that, “In my 10 years of experience [coaching the RI Girls’ team], this batch has come the longest way.”

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Capriccio 2019: Orientation Part 1

Reading Time: 11 minutesBy Benjamin Lim (19S03I), Mabel Yet (19S03Q), Shervon Lee (19S06A), Rachel Lee (19A01D), and Caryn Chiah (19A01A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

This is Part 1 of our Y5 Orientation 2019 coverage, covering Batch Dance, Station Games, War Games and O’Nite!

6:55am: From our view inside the MPH, we could already see groups of Y5s milling outside the hall, buzzing with excited chatter that stood in contrast to the “it’s too early” lethargy of their OGLs. But hyped these OGLs must be! And so a few moments before the doors opened, pop music filled the hall and the OGLs scrambled to their feet, all ready to welcome the new batch of OGlings with warmth.

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Capriccio: 4 Things to Expect During Orientation

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy Mabel Yet (19S03Q)

Photos courtesy of Amy Lim (18S06O) and Tan Ting Wei (18S03J) from Photographic Society

Unless you happen to be an unfeeling robot, the prospect of the all-important Y5 Orientation you’ll soon be hurtling into will probably bring about a whole tangle of emotions. Maybe meeting new people and running around playing games is your thing, and you’re about to spontaneously combust with excitement from having watched the batch dance countless times. Or maybe you would much rather stay a hermit for another month, evade as much social interaction as possible and just get these four long days over and done with. Either way, Orientation will nonetheless be an experience that will stay with you for a long time (for the better, of course).

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CCA Previews ’19: Squash

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Tan Izhi (19S06S), Nicole Tong (19S06E) and Justin Goh (19S06J)

Looking for a way to stay healthy and fit? Or are you just tired of the mundane school life and want something to spice it up? Or maybe you’re just dying to be part of a family that has your back no matter what? Well, look no further, Raffles Squash is the right place for you.

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