Badminton: Gold for GESS! The 11U boys and Coach Pocklington topped off a superb season by winning their last two games against Nexus and NPS. What was especially remarkable was a convincing win from Grade 2 student Nils Braun against a Grade 6 opponent. Overall, the team not only finished the season undefeated but also managed not to lose a single set in the process. It was an impressive performance in what has been a perfect season.
Football (Juniors): Saturday, 3 February, was Final’s Day and all our teams were on the road to finish the season successfully. The boys’ teams played well in their tournaments and both finished fifth overall. In the play-offs, the 10U team outclassed Global Indian School 4:0 while the 11U team was as cool as cucumbers and scored all three of their penalties in a decisive shoot-out against Stamford. It was now up to the 11U girls to bring home some medals and they did indeed deliver with a superb third place and, thus, bronze medals. The team had been competing exceptionally well throughout the season and Coach Turner was also very much delighted with their performance on Final’s Day.
Football (Seniors): This is probably one of the greatest comeback stories of the GESS sports year: After suffering from numerous injuries, our 14U girls’ Team B had lost their first two season games quite badly. Yet, the team crawled back, slowly but steadily, goal by goal and point by point even though they played outnumbered sometimes. A 6:1 win over St. Joseph’s in the last season game finally put them in third place and now the girls can celebrate some surprising but well-deserved bronze medals. Meanwhile, Team A fought well in their game for bronze but Stamford was eventually the better team. A fourth place in Singapore’s top division is still an outstanding achievement. Last but not least, our boys’ Team A had two more games to play this week. A 4:3 win over Dulwich and a 1:5 loss against a strong Canadian team eventually secured them a third place in Division 2 and yet another set of shiny bronze medals.
Volleyball: Bronze for GESS! Supported by a great crowd in the sports hall, our 14U ladies managed to win the game for third place against UWC East in two sets. Great job, girls! And congratulations on a fantastic season in ACSIS Division 1!
Basketball: The 12U boys’ ‘Dream Team’ finished the season with another exciting victory over Nexus and, thus, straight wins in Division 3. The boys received their well-deserved gold medals after the game.
Swimming: A joint GESS swim team from both campuses went together to the Pilot Sprint League at Tanglin Trust School last Tuesday. Coach Leighton and Coach Hutchins took a total of 22 swimmers, ranging from Grade 4 till 12, under their wings, who all represented our school amazingly well and had a fun and sunny afternoon. It was a great first edition of a swim meet that will hopefully become a regular event series.