January 2020 archive
During season 2, UWCSEA had the opportunity to take part in the FOBISIA Netball Tournament held in Dulwich College Singapore. As this is an off-season tournament, the team was selected based on the pre-season training sessions.
As I had surgery done on my ankle during the summer, I hadn’t played netball for many months, and so, I needed to find a way to re-develop my netball skills before the tournament. I had trouble regaining my previous level of play in the beginning. I believe my determination to train with a more focused attitude helped me to perform better during gameplay during the tournament.
In previous years, I have taken on a leadership role within the team, being captain and leading some training sessions. This year, I hope to maintain a leadership role within the team although I will focus more on re-developing my skills.
This year in Tabitha, our goals vary greatly from our goals last year, which was to raise money in the hopes of planning a Tabitha Housebuilding Project Week trip. This year, however, since the majority of us are in Grade 12, with the exception of two members, our goal is to raise awareness of our GC within the school and develop our GC Portfolio in hopes of attracting new members next year.
At the start of the year, we planned our activities and goals for this year based on our members, knowledge from previous years, and investigating ways that we can attract new members. Therefore, all of our sessions have been focused on this goal. We plan to launch new events for Tabitha during mentor times to increase awareness about our GC for a targeted audience (GCSE students). In this way, we are looking towards the sustainability of our GC in the long-term by emphasising our awareness-raising on younger members of our community
This season ended with my first SEASAC tournament, held in UWCSEA Dover. When the season started, I set goals for myself and my team, surrounding growing confidence in my abilities and developing a bond within my team.
I definitely believe that I have become more confident in my passion for volleyball as I managed to make many new friends in the team and improved my volleyball skills. The most notable part of being the team this season for me was developing my passion for volleyball as I now know that I want to continue playing at university.
Although SEASAC was the first and last SEASAC tournament I will participate in, it has made me more excited to continue volleyball and develop my skills and teamplay.