Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Nanyang Falcons soar as West Zone Junior Boys' Champions!

The Nanyang Falcons emerged as Champions of the West Zone Junior Boys Division in a pulsating and thrilling final played against Chua Chu Kang Primary at the Jurong East Sports Hall on 5th March 2015. 

It was a cagey and edgy affair up till the half-time break as both teams were unable to settle and in order to get their game going. Perhaps it was the pressure of playing in front of a boisterous crowd or the unfamiliar conditions of the indoor court; both teams were hampered by wayward passing and poor shot decisions. At the end of the half, Chua Chu Kang led by 16-15.

In the 3rd quarter our young Falcons managed to find their groove and began to overwhelm their opponents with a series of steals and quick counter attacks. We managed to build a lead and did not let up till the end. Chua Chu Kang put up a valiant fight and never made things comfortable for the Falcons. They were led by the outstanding form of their point guard (no.6) and a tall center (no.14) who made crucial baskets to keep the game close. 

In the end however, the Falcons tenacity and overall play prevailed. We were able to overcome Chua Chu Kang with a score of 51-33.

The Nanyang Falcons posing with Mrs Lee after the match. Mrs Lee was on hand to give a rousing speech before the match. She stayed throughout to cheer the boys on. Thank you Mrs Lee! 

Coach Ong and the Junior Falcons posing with their hard-earned trophies and the 
Falcon mascot. Our Captain, Chong Weng Kee was nominated as Outstanding Player of the Team. 
This is in recognition of his overall play in defence and offence.    

The Falcons gave their all to get this far, with sweat, tears and blood shed on the courts through many hours of gruelling drills and training. As they lined up during the prize-giving ceremony, it was heart-warming to see the boys chatting with their peers from Lian Hua and Chua Chu Kang. The boys displayed the true meaning of sportsmanship; to face their opponents on the court and to embrace as friends when the game is over. 

Behind every successful Falcon team is a dedicated group of parents who help to bring the boys for training, buy refreshments and give the loudest cheers. Thank you parents!

The Nanyang Falcon family, together as one. 
We may be different, but we all bleed Nanyang blue. 

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