13th October 2012 Recent months have been full of excitement for avid sports fan. Following the craze of the recent WorldOlympics, the inaugural Singapore National Games, Singapore’s fifth Formula One Night Grand Prix and the Malaysian Cup, EASB has also hopped on the bandwagon with its annual Sports Day 2012, themed “Mini Olympics” to pay homage to the biggest sports event of all times.
There is no other place like in the sports arena to demonstrate and experience the power of pure determination. The friendly competition amongst houses is a great platform to showcase one’s potential leadership, teamwork and creativity.
This year, the organising committee created two categories; the all-time favoured House Tournaments and a whole new Open Categories for any willing participants across houses and teams. For the latter, participants of different houses are allowed to team up. Title will be awarded to the individuals regardless of their houses.
EASB Mini Olympics started off in early September with ball games such as snooker, basketball, table tennis, captain’s ball, badminton and a brand new Futsal segment.
The first ever EASB Swimming Meet was held on the 10th of October at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex Competition Pool. Spirits were high despite a sudden downpour just before the event.
Track events were held in Toa Payoh Stadium early this sunny Saturday morning with free flow of Milo drinks, muffins and curry puffs. Students came prepared in their decorated house tees as they rose to the occasion supporting their house runners with their thunderous roars.
Cheerleaders took the track and blasted their moves to get the crowd going.
Here at EASB, we believe that sports should be enjoyed by all ages and we do not restrict staff from participating in any of the events. The White House is introduced this year comprising of staff and alumni.
White House paddlers, Mr Roy Tan and Ms Xu Jianing, in full concentration.
Mr Asrof F Ahmad and Dr Kumaran all set and ready to sprint to the finish-line.
While the infamous horse dance from the Korean pop hit, “Gangnam Style”, have been overused and overrated, the spectators can never get enough as the Green house cheerleader surprised the crowd with a flash mob at the very end.
The event was a huge success and Green House emerged once again as the overall Champion House receiving the Chairman’s Trophy in the third consecutive year. Nevertheless, we congratulate all winners and competitors for their participation and we look forward to more action in 2013!
Until then, stay sporty EASB!