With sporting competitions suspended for the last two years, SUSS student athletes were raring to compete once again. Their opportunity arrived at the 2022 inter-university games! Over 230 student athletes represented SUSS in 15 sports and went on to clinch 19 medals in all!
In spite of the restrictions on group sizes which resulted in small-scale training sessions and having to adapt to a modified game format for certain team sports, the student athletes demonstrated resilience, overcoming hurdles faced leading up to and during the competition season. The lack of in-person spectators did not dampen their morale at all – as some Competition Groups (CGs) live-streamed their matches for their teammates and friends to support them virtually.
Athletes from the Basketball CG together with their Coach after the game.
Shared, Edbert Loh, Leader of Archery CG and SUSS Marketing Degree student, “It’s been more than two years since we were able to compete, and I’m proud of the team’s performance. This year’s competition is memorable, especially for the members who will be graduating soon."
"It was a close fight as the team lost by one goal and placed fourth. There were many valuable lessons learnt from the games and I am positive that the team will come back stronger," added Vignesa Pasupathy, Captain of Floorball (Men) CG and SUSS Bachelor of Sports and Physical Education student, with new resolve for his team to continue improving and play better at the next competition season.
Rounding off this competition season, the Sports Appreciation Night was held on 14 April 2022. With over 170 individuals in attendance, the event honoured the contributions and commitment of our 23 CGs and their coaches.
Group photo of all awardees, senior management and staff on stage
Award Presenters for Sports Appreciation Night include Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS President, Professor Robbie Goh, Provost, Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Director of Centre for Experiential Learning, Yeo Lay, Deputy Director of Centre for Experiential Learning, and Harminder Singh, Head of Office of Student Life.
Beyond recognising the most valuable player and leaders of each CG, awards were also presented to players who made improvements in the sport as well as players who embodied team spirit. Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS President, and Professor Robbie Goh, Provost, joined the event and presented the awards to the recipients. The night ended on a heart-warming note with the display of strong sportsmanship by all students cheering one other on for their hard work and accomplishments in the various competitions.