Free tickets for 200 RI students

ACS(I) vice-captain Matthew Lim breaking away to score his first of two tries. ACS(I) came from behind to beat RI 14-12 at the National Stadium.
ACS(I) vice-captain Matthew Lim breaking away to score his first of two tries. ACS(I) came from behind to beat RI 14-12 at the National Stadium. ST PHOTOS: LIM SIN THAI
ACS(I) vice-captain Matthew Lim breaking away to score his first of two tries. ACS(I) came from behind to beat RI 14-12 at the National Stadium.
ACS(I) vice-captain Matthew Lim breaking away to score his first of two tries. ACS(I) came from behind to beat RI 14-12 at the National Stadium.

Despite the disappointment of watching their schoolmates lose to Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) in the inaugural Schools Sevens Under-14 final yesterday, it was still a memorable weekend for 200 Raffles Institution students.

Their Category One and Two tickets to the World Rugby Sevens Series at the National Stadium were sponsored by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, who is an alumnus of RI and the owner of Spanish football club Valencia.

For Year Five student Richie Chan, 17, the setting was a unique experience. He said: "We were here from 10.30am to soak in the atmosphere and it was great that we were given the opportunity to come down and cheer for our school."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2016, with the headline 'Free tickets for 200 RI students'. Print Edition | Subscribe