Nanyang Junior College CCA
Badminton is a racquet sport that can be played by two opposing individuals (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). Players begin the game by taking up positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. The sport demands a high level of aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed and precision.
The NYJC Badminton Team trains twice a week – Tuesday and Thursday – with additional training sessions before the tournament. Court training sessions take place from 5 to 7.30pm and involve footwork, drills and improvement of individual player’s technical skills. Physical training sessions follow after, from 7 to 7.30pm. We take part in various competitions such as the National Schools ‘A’ Division Championships and the Pilot Pen Cup and we also organize friendly matches. Through all these activities, we gain exposure to a wide range of game play and learn the styles adopted by others, thereby helping us become better players.
However, the NYJC Badminton Team isn’t all about hard work alone. We also make short trips to places such as Batam where we learn and train with players beyond Singapore. The experience of playing together and learning from one another not only strengthens the bond among members of our team but also instills the values of diligence, perseverance and excellence in each of us.
Basketball is a game of 100% focus, teamwork, agility and accuracy with two competing teams pitting against each other to win the game.
Led by Coach Andre Wong, the NYJC basketball team trains every Monday and Thursday for the boys and Tuesday and Friday for the girls, from 6pm – 8pm. Under the strict supervision of Coach Wong, we train hard and participate in the National Schools `A’ Division Championship every year and strive for the best results.
Though basketball may seem like a simple game of scoring baskets that is known to most, the effort required to play the sport on a competitive level as a team is more than that. Through the tough training sessions, we grow and improve as a team, learn to trust each other, overcome any obstacles hindering our progress and develop the chemistry between each and every one of us — in short, becoming a family. You will never truly understand the sense of accomplishment of fighting alongside your teammates on the court unless you participate in this sport.
So what are you waiting for? Come join NYJC basketball and embark on this journey with us!
“Join us as teammates, leave as family!”
Imagine: the wind in your hair, water splashing against your face, as you row at speeds of up to 12km/h and beyond. This is Dragonboat Racing. Dragonboat is one of a family of Traditional Long Boats found throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. It is now used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing.
The paddlers sit facing forwards and use a specific type of paddle which is not rigged to the racing watercraft in any way. The paddle now accepted by the world racing federation has a standardised, fixed blade surface area and distinctive shape derived from the paddle shapes characteristic of the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) delta region of Guangdong Province, China, close to where Hong Kong is situated.
This CCA encompasses the values of Teamwork and Discipline, forging camaraderie between the members in the team. These team-mates would then become your extended family for your two years of JC life and maybe even longer. Be it sorrow or joy, you will always find someone to share it with. You may come across trials during your journey but with your team-mates facing it alongside you, it makes it a greater experience once it has been overcome. Awards are the mere bonuses you get, but the crux of it all is the true treasures, the friends that you would have made during your time in Dragonboat.
WE TRAIN HARD but we remember to play too
WE PLAY HARD but we know when to study too
WE STUDY HARD and we know YOU will be great if YOU join us today
So what are YOU waiting for?
For the energetic fast-thinking girl, touch rugby is the sport for you.
Touch rugby is a team game at its best. It is a game played and enjoyed by many, with players racing across the field whilst the wind whips through their hair, leaving them exhilarated as a try is scored.
The NYJC Touch Rugby team trains every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm on the college field. There are various competitions and tournaments that we actively participate, such as the M1 tournaments held every quarter, invitationals – Tanglin Club, Singapore All Schools, as well as friendly matches.
Besides training hard together, we also organize study sessions. The study sessions are great opportunities for us and the seniors to revise and discuss our schoolwork together.