Blood, Sweat and Tears: Boys’ Hockey Finals

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C) and Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

“…grit, skill and absolutely fabulous teamwork” 

Mr Frederick Yeo, Principal

You’ve heard Mr Yeo speak about the match. You’ve seen the Straits Times article. That’s right, Raffles managed to clutch victory yet again. In fact, Raffles Hockey has been dominating the championships for a while now, with our team winning our fifth title in a row this year.

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Fighting to the Top: Netball A-Division Finals 2023

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By Jermaine Lee (24A01A), Jessica Zhu Yunjie (24A01E)

Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

“I keep telling them that if they can overcome this, they can overcome anything in life.”

This is what Netball’s teacher-in-charge, Ms Shafa, had to say about the players before their NSG finals on 24 May. With two main players down after their match with ACJC on Monday, the Netball team refused to let this setback get them down. “The team still has that fighting spirit… [Coach’s] knowledge of Netball is very profound.”

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Floorball NSG Finals: A Valiant Effort

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By Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P) and Nor Akmal (23S03A)

Supporters collectively held their breaths. Instantly, once the shrill starting whistle rang, flashes of red emerged at the centre of the court. Jostling for possession, the Raffles floorball team sprang into action like a well-oiled machine. Not to be outdone, the undeterred Victorians responded with vigour and strength, auguring an intense match. 

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More Than Champions: Cricket Finals 2023 

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A) and Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D)

“Ready, bro?” “Ready.”

RI’s cricket players to each other before boarding the bus to the final

Spirits were high in the Cricket team’s bus on the morning of their NSG final, with music from a ‘hype playlist’ blaring from one of the athletes’ speakers. 

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“If I Could Do This All Over Again, I Would”: Boys’ Water Polo Finals 2023

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Lezann Lee (23A01C) and Jermaine Lee (24A01A) 

On 5 May, the Raffles Water Polo (Boys) faced off against Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) in the National School Games (NSG) A-Division final.  

RI had lost to HCI by narrow margins in the last two NSG finals, held in 2019 and 2022. 

However, having defeated HCI 7-6 in the semifinals on Monday (3 May), the team was sanguine about the prospects of crushing HCI’s winning streak, wrestling back the coveted trophy and reclaiming their title as champions. 

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