On 25 August, 9 Primary 4 and 5 students (Jaedon Lo, Wu Zining, Chia Jay, Gareth Ong, Caden Liang, Royston Chew, Bruce Lim, Tan Guan Qi and Lee Hao Hong) teamed up with Townsville Primary floorball girls’ team to participate in the Play Inclusive Unified Floorball competition. The largest unified sports festival in Singapore aims to promote inclusion through shared sports training and competition between individuals with and without special needs.
Pathlighters showed conviction and determination to hone their skills despite having only nine training sessions before the competition. They improved by leaps and bounds under their coaches’ guidance and were well-prepared for their competition.
On the day of the competition, they stood their ground against opponents who were taller and bigger than them, and showed courage and confidence when playing against them. They also exemplified great sportsmanship by cheering their teammates from Townsville primary on and congratulating their winning opponents.
Well done Pathlighters and Townsville students for taking up the challenge and exemplifying how sports can bring people together, regardless of abilities!