* Kindly note that this news covers the events that took place the week before last week.
Football: On Saturday, 4 November, our Junior School teams were out in full force as they participated in four different tournaments across the island. It proved to be an eventful morning with our 9U boys team finishing in 6th place in Division 1, our second 9U boys team winning a bronze medal in Division 4, and the 9U girls even clinching silver medals in Division 1. GESS was the proud host of the Division 4 tournament, which was well-organized and an overall success that invited very positive feedback from the schools, parents and students who attended. In addition to the ACSIS competitions, our 10U boys participated in this year’s SingaCup tournament, where they faced teams from around Asia. The boys competed well and finished 4th in a strong group. We would like to congratulate all our participants on making a great football weekend possible!
Badminton: What a match that was on Friday, 3 November! GESS hosted Canadian International School for the gold medal finals in the 14U boys age group and our sports hall went wild in a dramatic turn of events. After winning the first single and the first double, CIS quickly took the lead by two points. But GESS was not willing to give up just as yet and scored in the following two single games. The second double was to decide the entire match and turned out to be a thrilling three-set encounter that keept the entire crowd on its toes. Eventually, CIS won by the lowest possible margin and secured the gold. Yet, our GESS boys showed an exemplary fighting spirit and are proud to have finished an outstanding season with silver medals.
Basketball: Our 11U boys team won gold in Division 4’s junior tournament. Coach Greg Haines and his boys received the well-deserved medals at Dulwich College with great pride. Meanwhile, our staff team that took on the GESS 16U boys in a friendly match on Wednesday, 1 November was out of luck and had a smashing 39:56 loss. That being said, the team around point guard Luigie Sababan competed surprisingly well and even managed to keep the scores close for three quarters. The 2017 Staff vs. Students basketball game was good fun for all participants and a great event that definitely calls to be repeated.