School sports

Shutting out noise and their rivals

CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) captain and centre Seraphina Low catching the ball cleanly, as her St Hilda's opponent Cheryl Tang fails to intercept the pass. CHIJ won the C Division netball title 33-23.
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) captain and centre Seraphina Low catching the ball cleanly, as her St Hilda's opponent Cheryl Tang fails to intercept the pass. CHIJ won the C Division netball title 33-23.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

More composed CHIJ side hold off late surge by underdogs St Hilda's to regain C Div title

The cheers and shouts of encouragement from over 500 raucous supporters lasted more than an hour in OCBC Arena Hall 1 as CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) and St Hilda's Secondary battled for the C Division netball title yesterday.

The deafening cheers got "a bit loud" for CHIJ captain Seraphina Low. The Secondary 2 student had trained herself to block the noise out and focus on the game, and this was one factor that helped in her team's 33-23 victory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2018, with the headline 'Shutting out noise and their rivals'. Print Edition | Subscribe