2018 Season

Pulling Ahead: Ultimate Inter-JCs Finals 2018

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By Claire Zhai (19S03B) and Shervon Lee (19S06A)
Photographs by Jiang Jin Liang (19S06N) of the Raffles Photographic Society

In their 2018 CCA preview, featured on “Word of Mouth” earlier this year, Raffles Ultimate pledged to achieve their ultimate goal: attaining the championship title at the annual Inter-JCs. It seemed a hefty vow at the time. But on the 2nd and 3rd of June, it was finally fulfilled. Facing formidable opponents, Raffles Ultimate put up an immensely tough fight, and eventually emerged champions for this year’s season.

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Blaze the Bay: ‘A’ Division Dragonboating Finals 2018

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By Isabelle Tan (19S03S), Vanessa Lur (19S06Q) and Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Dragonboating

This year’s ‘A’ Division Dragon Boating Finals was a significant event for the newly established Raffles Dragon Boating team to make a name for the team. They were competing against not only other JCs and polytechnics but also alongside adults from many other organisations ranging from Singapore Prison Service Dragon Boat Team to Breast Cancer Foundation – Paddlers in the Pink (BCF-PIP). Furthermore, the J2s were stepping down after the competition and their desire to leave on a high note was evident. Angelica Ang (18S03K) explained that “today’s race was especially important to us as it was a culmination of our past 1.5 years of hard work, as well as the legacy we would leave behind for the coming batches”.

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Shooting to Silver: Netball Finals 2018

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By Joyce Lee (19S06O) and Nicole Chan (19S05A)
Photos courtesy of Li Ruiqi (19A01A) and Chloe Tan (19S03E) of the Raffles Photographic Society

Rounding off a successful season, Raffles Netball emerged first-runners up against perennial rivals Anglo-Chinese Junior College after a hard-fought finals match at Jurong East Sports Complex on 25 May. The fast-paced and riveting game between the two teams kept the spectators on the edge of their seats and was an inspiring display of athleticism and sportsmanship.

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Cricket Finals 2018

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By Nicole Chan (19S05A) and Shervon Lee (19S06A)
Photographs courtesy of Dionne Pok (19S06P) of the Raffles Photographic Society

While students were fighting the urge to fall asleep in lectures on the morning of 17 May, Raffles Cricket was fighting a very different battle at Ceylon Sports Club. Up against long-term rivals from Anglo Chinese School (Independent), the team was focused and ready for the tough game ahead. With the gold sitting on the line, both teams had no room for mistakes or distractions. ACS(I) was set to bat first, and Raffles to bowl and field.

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Floorball Boys’ Finals 2018

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By Keziah Lam (19A01B), Mahima Sowrirajan (19S07A), Grace Lau (18S03I)
Photos courtesy of BC Tng (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sportygraphy/sets/72157694708686652/with/42731166131/)

We arrived at Delta Sports Hall just as the previous match was ending, frankly taken aback by the overwhelming enthusiasm of both sides’ supporters. Stands were packed and atmosphere was tense– despite the match clashing with the Students’ Council Investiture taking place at school, students had shown up nonetheless to cheer on their friends, and did so loudly as the RI Floorball Boys entered the court, huddling close together for a briefing by their coach. Having come in as 1st runners up last season against Victoria Junior College (VJC), our boys were determined to clinch the championship title, and were gearing up for a tough fight. They listened attentively to the instructions given, psyching themselves up for the game with one last team shout of “Raffles”.

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