2019 NYSI JC-ITE Netball League
Anglo-Chinese Junior College clinched the gold in the 2019 NYSI JC-ITE Netball League.
Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) beat Eunoia Junior College (EJC) 60-32 to win the 2019 NYSI JC-ITE Netball League. Played from 11 February to 6 March 2019 and organised by the National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI), the league enhances the youth sports ecosystem by lengthening the playing season and allowing more student-athletes to participate.
Claudia Yip, captain of ACJC, said, “The league has really helped us because most of us are in our first year of Junior College and have not played together before. We are all very excited to be champions and hope to bring the momentum into our A Division games next month.”
A total of 7 teams from Victoria Junior College (VJC), ACJC, Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC), EJC, River Valley High School (RVHS), Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Central and West participated in the 2019 edition of the league.
EJC kept the score close, but were beaten by a stellar 4th quarter from ACJC. RVHS clinched the bronze after defeating SAJC 51-21 in the 3rd/4th place playoff.
Junior college teams, who begin their National A Division Netball campaign in April, saw the NYSI League as a chance to prepare while ITE teams got more playing time in addition to the Polytechnic – ITE (POL-ITE) Games in November.
“The league gives my team a chance to apply what we learnt in practice and execute it on the court. I feel it’s a great initiative because I can play more players than I normally would,” said Kok Mun Wai, coach of ACJC.
Her sentiments were echoed by Justin Teh, coach of EJC. He said, “I value the development of youth athletes a lot. In the national games, you may sometimes only play 3-4 games and be eliminated. This is very bad for gaining competitive experience which many of the players may lack.”
“The NYSI league is a great initiative for developing the netballers long-term because it creates another competition season that my players can train for,” he added.
Eunoia Junior College bagged the silver.
River Valley High School took home the bronze.
Saint Andrew's Junior College finished fourth.
The team from Institute of Technical Education Central.
The team from Institute of Technical Education West.
The team from Victoria Junior College.