283 SUSS athletes took part in the Singapore University Games (SUniG), organised by the Singapore University Sports Council to foster goodwill and friendship among university students through sports. SUSS athletes contested in 14 sports during the event, with the women’s bowling team and men’s floorball team taking home a gold and silver medal, respectively, in the games!
Many of the athletes, especially those in team sports, were excited to compete as a full team for the first time in three years due to the pandemic. For Kow Zi Jie, Bachelor of Public Safety & Security student, competing in the Tchoukball matches during SUniG was an eye-opening experience. He shared, “This is my first time participating in SUniG and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to gain exposure and in-game knowledge by playing against and learning from more experienced players.”
Players from the men’s Tchoukball team staying alert and focused in their competition.
Big smiles from Dr Yap Meen Sheng, SUSS Dean of Students (centre), and bowlers from the SUSS women’s team.
Despite challenges faced over two consecutive days of intense competition, our women's bowling team displayed resilience and the SUSS fighting spirit, emerging as overall champions!
SUSS floorball men’s team huddle before the start of their match against SIT, where they scored 5-1.
Firdaus, vice-captain of the men’s floorball team and Bachelor of Science in Finance student, credited the team’s second place achievement to their coach’s patient guidance, members’ discipline and teamwork on the court. He shared, “The team showed incredible teamwork and fighting spirit, and we were able to execute our game plan and tactics accordingly during the competition. I am proud of the team’s improvement throughout the season and our achievements thus far. We will continue to train hard for future competitions.”
The team from SUSS Cuesport Competition Group that qualified and reached Top 8.
For the SUSS Cuesport Competition Group (CG) team, this season was a bittersweet one as they fell short of their goals. Lee Jun, Captain of the Cuesports CG and Bachelor of Counselling student, shared, “While the team is disappointed that we only managed to reach Top 8 this round, we are not defeated. The lessons gained from this experience allow us to work on our shortcomings and improve both as players and a team.”
SUSS is immensely proud of all the student athletes that represented us in the Singapore University Games. Good job to everyone and all the best for future competitions!