2018 school sports season

It's been a while since I've posted something here, and I finally had some time to look through some of my images made earlier this year.

As always, Singapore's sporting scene is quiet. And with some major events reaching their final contracted year, things are looking a little bleak. To keep myself occupied, I decided to refresh my eye and head back to where I first started, school sports.

School sports here is pretty challenging, as most venues have messy court lines and backgrounds. In rugby for instance, you can also have a soccer goal post right behind the try zone. Yet, school sports is pretty fun, as most youth athletes tend to be more expressive, compared to their senior counterparts. And organizers aren't too strict about where you can photograph from, so that gives you a little bit of room to move and play around. 

While I didn't manage to photograph much events due to other work commitments, thank God for blessing me with some decent images that you see here. All images were photographed on assignment for Red Sports.

 Joshua Lim of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) celebrates after anchoring his team to win the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' 4x100m relay final at the National Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Joshua Lim of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) celebrates after anchoring his team to win the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' 4x100m relay final at the National Stadium on April 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Barathan S/O Murugiah of Anglo-Chinese Junior College in action during the National Schools boys' 'A' Division shot put final at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Barathan S/O Murugiah of Anglo-Chinese Junior College in action during the National Schools boys' 'A' Division shot put final at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Ryan Lim of Raffles Institution falls on his attempt during the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' triple jump final at the National Stadium on April 11, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Ryan Lim of Raffles Institution falls on his attempt during the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' triple jump final at the National Stadium on April 11, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Chong Wei Guan of Singapore Sports School celebrates after winning the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' 110m hurdles final at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Chong Wei Guan of Singapore Sports School celebrates after winning the National Schools boys’ ‘A’ Division boys' 110m hurdles final at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Umar Mohamed Sha’ari of St. Andrew’s Secondary School tackles Kenji Chng of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Umar Mohamed Sha’ari of St. Andrew’s Secondary School tackles Kenji Chng of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Iain Yeow of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) falls after a tackle on Umar Mohamed Sha’ari of St. Andrew’s Secondary School during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Iain Yeow of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) falls after a tackle on Umar Mohamed Sha’ari of St. Andrew’s Secondary School during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Marcus Chan and James Batt (right) of St. Andrew’s Secondary School celebrate their win against Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Marcus Chan and James Batt (right) of St. Andrew’s Secondary School celebrate their win against Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) during the National Schools boys’ ‘B’ Division rugby final at Queenstown Stadium on March 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Oliver Loo of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) celebrates his doubles match victory against Raffles Institution during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division tennis final at Kallang Tennis Centre on May 9, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Oliver Loo of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) celebrates his doubles match victory against Raffles Institution during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division tennis final at Kallang Tennis Centre on May 9, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Muhammad Umar (left) of Victoria Junior College and Bradley Leong of Meridian Junior College contest a header during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division football final at Jalan Besar Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Muhammad Umar (left) of Victoria Junior College and Bradley Leong of Meridian Junior College contest a header during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division football final at Jalan Besar Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

 Nathanael Chin of Meridian Junior College reacts after his team's loss to Victoria Junior College during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division football final at Jalan Besar Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)

Nathanael Chin of Meridian Junior College reacts after his team's loss to Victoria Junior College during the National Schools boys’ ‘A' Division football final at Jalan Besar Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo © Yong Teck Lim/Red Sports)