MEDIA COVERAGE 2014

Singapore draw positives from Handball Open 2014 performance

Media: ActiveSG

Published on: 30 Decmeber 2014

Into its second year, SHOT was held from 26 December to 28 December at Hougang Sports Hall and Jurong West Sports Hall. The three-day competition saw the Republic going up against formidable opponents like Asian powerhouse Japan, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.


Our athletes went into the tournament with every intention of gaining international experience, a step up from the usual competition that they faced....

Handball looking to make impact in Singapore

Media: Yahoo Sports

Published on: 30 December 2014

Singapore is making presence felt in international handball.

In 2012, Singapore participated for the first time in the International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy for Asia (East and South-East Zone).

 

An Under-19 event where the winners qualify for the tournament’s Continental Phase, the men’s team lost all three matches against hosts Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

 

Earlier this December, Singapore sent another team to the same competition, which had expanded to include newcomers Brunei and Philippines. The improvement was astonishing.

 

While Singapore went down to eventual winners Thailand in their opening game, they won all four remaining matches to finish as runners-up. A women’s team, formed only in July, finished third out of four countries.

 

The leap from last to second surprised many of their opponents, Handball Federation Singapore (HFS) president Adele Lim told Yahoo Singapore... 

POL-ITE Handball: NP upset defending champions SP 20–18

Media: Red Sports

Published on: 29 September 2014

Singapore Polytechnic, Saturday, September 27, 2014 — Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) pulled off an upset after a huge second-half effort to beat defending champions Singapore Polytechnic (SP) 20–18 in the Polytechnic-Institute of Technical Education (POL-ITE) Handball Championship.

With the victory, NP, who were runners-up for three years, are likely to conclude the season as champions.

Leo Chong Sing (#3) and Tan Hong Rui (#15) of NP scored a joint game-high of five points. SP’s Teo Kee Chong (#7) and Brandon Khoo (#9) had five points apiece as well.

Both teams started the match cautiously and settled down early in the game. NP put on a more dominant display as they managed to take the lead in the first half....

POL-ITE Handball: Strong first half helps RP overcome NYP 33–19

Media: Red Sports

Published on: 23 September 2014

Singapore Polytechnic, Saturday, September 20, 2014 — Republic Polytechnic (RP) managed to subdue a strong Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) team to win their first game 33–19 in the 4th Handball Invitational Games. Koh Jing Li (#10) of RP led all scorers with a game-high 14 goals, while Robin Tan (NYP #18) had seven.

RP’s left back, Koh Jing Li (#10), was red hot in the first half, scoring 11 goals in the first half to fuel his team’s fast start. RP managed to score eight consecutive goals with their fast breaks and drive ins before NYP scored their opening goal with a cut in by Tony Lee (NYP #10) to make it 1–8.

RP went on to score three more in a row, putting themselves 11–1 up.

Unfazed by RP’s defensive press, Robin Tan (NYP #18) went past his defenders to score a cut in. This was followed by an interception of the ball and an assist to Kevin Tan (#8) of NYP who went on to score on a fast break to reduce the RP lead to eight (3–11)....

POL-ITE Handball: SP start season with 32–19 win over ITE

Media: Red Sports

Published on: 22 September 2014

Singapore Polytechnic, Saturday, September 20, 2014 — Singapore Polytechnic (SP) beat Institue of Technical Education (ITE) 32–19 in their opening game of the Polytechnic-Institute of Technical Education (POL-ITE) Handball Championship.

Teo Kee Chong (SP #7) led his team with a game-high 15 goals, while Mohd Zulfaqar (ITE #16) had four.

Kee Chong (SP #7) found the back of the net with his shot to open the scoring for SP (1–0). On the next transition, Muhammad Yasin (ITE #4) made a good shot attempt but it was blocked by SP goalkeeper Chua Zhong Hang (#30). Then on, Ian Lee (SP #12) put back his own miss after receiving a well-placed pass from Kee Chong (SP #7) to give SP the 2–0 lead.

ITE made good shot attempts but SP goalkeeper Chua Zhong Hang (#30) made well-timed saves to deny them time and time again. Wee Guo Rui (ITE #10) cut past his defenders to consistently threaten SP’s defence...

POL-ITE Handball (Women): SP dominate RP 34–1 in opener

Media: Red Sports

Published on: 22 September 2014

Singapore Polytechnic, Saturday, September 20, 2014 — Singapore Polytechnic (SP) thrashed Republic Polytechnic (RP) 34–1 in their opening game of the season in the Polytechnic-Institute of Technical Education (POL-ITE) Games.

Jasmine Goh (SP #7) led her team with a game-high eight goals, while Vivian Tan (RP #19) scored the only goal for her side.

SP dominated from the start of the game with strong finishing at the goal. Defensively, they were relatively aggressive and easily denied RP’s offensive plays. Jasmine Goh (SP #7) made valiant defensive efforts during the game and forced many RP turnovers.

On the other hand, RP tried for goals but their attempts were easily saved by SP goalkeeper Jasmine Ng (#11). Towards the end of the first half, the RP goalkeeper stepped up on her game and made many good saves to prevent SP from adding onto the scoreboard...

Handball (Team Handball) : The fastest growing team sport in Singapore!

Media: Activo E-news

Published on: 6 May 2012

Handball (Team Handball) is the dynamic ball game that is now surging ahead of popularity as a developing team sport in Singapore! A national sport for many European countries, it is played by a small community in Singapore but exploded into public awareness when Singapore fielded its first handball national team for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010. Handball has always been one of the most televised sport in the Olympic Games and has never left the Olympics since its inception in 1936.

 

Many new players learn and enjoy handball immensely because it is a fast-paced game that delivers constant excitement. Teams in possession are always attack-oriented and passes have to be made fast, and due to the rolling substitution rule (the game is not stopped for substitutions), the energy level of the players and the game is kept at a constant high.....

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