Storming to Victory: Kiwi Cup 2023

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By Alison Tan (23S03A) and Tang Lanyun (23S05A)

The stadium was abuzz with anticipation on the afternoon of 18 January 2023, as supporters from RI and St. Andrew’s Junior College gathered in the cool shade to cheer on their respective rugby teams. With the match being on RI’s home turf, droves of students from across all 6 years filled out the stands and the area adjacent to the field. Students stationed at the front of the stands waved the Institution flag; others milled about, waiting for the action to begin.

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Victory Reclaimed: Kiwi Cup 2022

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By Lezann Lee (23A01C) and Joy Tan (23A01D)

Photos Courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The afternoon of 5th August saw Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) greeted by a flood of impassioned rugby players trotting to the field with gusto, all primed for victory. 

Moments before the match, the Raffles Ruggers, clad in their signature green, black and white, held a team huddle. With their arms wound tightly around each other’s backs, they bent forward in earnest to give ear to their Team Captain, Tyler Leong (#12, 23A01F), before ending off with a resounding war cry.

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Gryphon Recall: A Re-Calling of Friends

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By Claire Jow (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Year after year, each batch of students comes and goes, graduating to make something of themselves in this great wide world. On 23 July, however, as part of RI’s bicentennial initiatives, the alumni of our school’s CCAs – ranging from fresh-faced 20-somethings to middle-aged careermen in their 50s – were invited back to school in an event known as Gryphon Recall.

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Bringing the Championship Home: Girls’ Softball Finals 2022

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By Faith Ho (22A01A) and Natalie Tan (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

On 24 May, RI’s Softball Girls team stepped onto the River Valley High School field to play finals against Hwa Chong, whom they had been defeated by in one of the preliminary rounds. Fresh from a stunning victory against 5-time champion ACJC in a nail-biting match, the team were eager to seize this opportunity to clinch the gold and steal back a win from Hwa Chong.

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