Alumni Spotlight

Past vs Present Sports Carnival 2011

October 1st, 2011  |  Published in Alumni Spotlight, Events

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The 4th edition of Past vs Present Sports Carnival by Hwa Chong Alumni Association Youth Chapter was held on 10 September at Hwa Chong Institution. Alumni and current students gathered for a day of fun and games before attending the annual Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration in the night.

A record number of 350 old boys and girls participated in this event. Participants chose to take part in any of the seven games – Ultimate Frisbee, Floorball, Captain’s Ball, Street Soccer, Volleyball , Basketball and Badminton.

The event seeks to be a gathering for alumni members to catch up with one another through sports and games. Alumni from different batches formed teams to compete against one another.

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Alumus Spotlight: Sea Games & Water Polo

January 17th, 2010  |  Published in Alumni Spotlight

Recently, the Youth Chapter caught up with alumnus Samuel Loh, 20, who was part of the Water Polo team which won a gold in the Sea Games.

Hi Samuel what are you currently doing?
Samuel: Right now? Haha I am really just doing nothing much and taking a break from training. Sea Games has just ended and I am leaving for studies real soon.

Alright so you are going overseas for further studies?
Samuel: Yeah I will be going Melbourne in February.

I see. Maybe we will find out more about the Sea Games from you. How was your training schedule before the games started and how did you cope with other commitments along the way?
Samuel: Training was everyday from Monday to Saturday. Luckily, I was in the army so I managed to get time off to train.

So how does it feel to be part of a team which has achieved such commendable results in the history of Sea Games?
Samuel: Haha it was definitely stressful at first but it was an exciting experience. Definitely feels good to be part of this history.

Alright let’s talk about your days in Hwa Chong. What are your most memorable times back then?
Samuel: I was in the Polo Team all the way and all my friends were from the team. Hence, most of my memories are from Polo too. The most memorable time would be my second year in college when we lost the finals.

So what actually motivates you in life and in Water Polo?
Samuel: Friends.

Any advices you would like to share with your juniors?
Samuel: Haha no I don’t think that I am in any position to give any advice. (On further questioning) Haha okay just have lots of fun, make lots of friends and study when you should. But mugging isn’t everything. For athletes who aspire to excel at the international level, just continue with the sports even after you have graduated from Hwa Chong.

Okay last question here. Any personal or favourite quotes which you live by and wanna share with everyone?
Samuel: One from Invictus, the movie you know? Goes something like, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”