Marina Bay Sands Team Members have achieved new highs and set records in the last few months at various Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) sporting events. These events are well represented by the best athletes and sports persons working in Singapore’s hotel industry.
Our medal tally for 2013 is as follows:
Gold for the 31st SHA Inter-Hotel Soccer League 2013,
First Runner-Up at the 32nd SHA Inter-Hotel Athletic Meet and
Team Challenge Trophy at the 31st SHA Inter-Hotel Bowling Tournament 2013.
It was exhilarating to be at these events cheering on our teams. It also gave me an opportunity to meet some of our Team Members who have been instrumental in helping us to achieve these successes.
Assistant Team Manager for Soccer, Jun Tan played for the team back in 2012. In a Centre Back position, he was an influential figure. He has an amiable personality and was often motivating players with his guiding words of wisdom. This year, Jun took on the role of Assistant Team Manager to assist Head Coach Rames.
Jun is a true football fanatic. During his free time, when he isn’t busy training with the team, Jun can be seen rubbing elbows with notable football stars. He manages his own Football blog site – Junpiter Futbol to showcase the world of football.
Although it was only our second outing as an Athletics Team, we surpassed our own expectations to finish 2nd place in this year’s SHA Inter-Hotel Athletic Meet competition. We came out strong this year thanks to an intensive 4-month training course and the commitment of the whole team to train rain or shine.
Athletics Team Manager Cindy Hau and myself, also a Team Manager, are very proud of the team. We believe that the close bond developed during training is our key success factor. Go Magnificent Athletes!
Team Captain for Bowling, Lawrence Lim has participated in the SHA Bowling Competitions since 2011. He was determined to win the coveted Team Challenge Trophy and was extremely pleased when our Bowling Team triumphantly took home the trophy this year along with other individual achievements. The team looks forward to defending their title in 2014.
In addition to great sports men and women, we have passionate Team Members who lend their skills and expertise in support of fellow colleagues. Al Nathaniel Ongsuco first made an appearance with his passion for Basketball on Sands Confidential in 2011. He then went on to win our in-house reality TV service programme – The Service Challenge in 2012. He continues to spread his passion through his artistic skills in 2013 with posters and logos for our sports teams. A fellow Team Manager for Athletics, he also designed the uniforms of the Magnificent Athletics team.
These achievements are a clear testimony of the abundant talents at Marina Bay Sands! Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our supporters!