Two years of cancelled A Division football proved insufficient to shake Victoria Junior College (VJC) from their winning ways, taking first place in the girls' competition for the eighth consecutive time.
Under an endless drizzle on a slippery pitch, the boys from Raffles Institution (RI) retained their school’s longstanding hockey legacy after seeing off Victoria Junior College (VJC) in the A Division final, securing the school’s eighth title in the last 10 editions of the championship.
National A Div Floorball Final (Boys): VJC avenge group stage loss against RI to clinch title in tight 2-1 contest
Beaten 1-3 by much-fancied Raffles Institution (RI) in the group stage, the boys from Victoria Junior College (VJC) made sure to approach the A Division floorball final against the same opponents with a renewed focus and strategy. And they executed their game plan to perfection this time round, hitting the 2018 champions twice on the counter via Ammar Harith (VJC #25) and Anas Abdullah Baeesa (VJC #87) to emerge 2-1 winners and reclaim the championship trophy their school last lifted in 2017, and its fourth since 2009.
National A Div Floorball Final (Girls): TMJC dethrone defending champs VJC to seal first title since merger
With all still to play for in the A Division girls' floorball final against defending champions Victoria Junior College (VJC), Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC) coach Jatin Nair sent out a rallying message to his charges during the second interval: "The team is only as strong as the relationships within the team." It was a recurring theme that had driven the TMJC girls throughout a short four-month run-up to the competition, and they duly delivered on court to come out 2-1 victors in the final, sealing the school's first title since the merger between Tampines and Meridian JCs.
National A Div Football Final: VJC reclaim title after edging past defending champs SAJC in rematch of 2019 final
With one swing of his boot, Victoria Junior College (VJC)’s Anton Yen Goh (#19) drove the ball into the bottom left corner of a gaping net, cueing thunderous roars from the Jalan Besar crowd at the first National Schools A Division boy’s football final since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. That strike 15 minutes into the first half turned out to be the first and only goal of the match, as the Victorians reclaimed the title their seniors surrendered to same opponents St. Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) three years ago.
By the tiniest of margins, Victoria Junior College (VJC)'s Claudia Tang and Lim Wei Feng of Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) grabbed victories in their respective A Division 800-metre finals to make up for second-place finishes in the 1500m.
With all other events on the track completed and with dozens of pairs of eyes on him, Raffles Institution (RI)’s Aloysius Loh delivered on his final throw — and literally the last piece of action at the meet — to snatch victory and eclipse the A Division boys’ shot put (5kg) record with 17.89 metres.
A Div 100m: HCI’s Eleana Goh wraps up sprint double; hurdles champ Ashley Tan of VJC adds to medal haul
HCI's Eleana Goh (#85) wrapped up the sprint double with victory in the A Div girls' 100m final clocking 12.44s (+2.8m/s), while VJC's Ashley Tan (#216), champion in the 100m hurdles, took silver in 12.82s.