1. Tell us more about yourself and your volleyball life
I picked up volleyball as Co-curricular Activity (CCA) in school at age 9 and continued to play in secondary school and currently, with my school team.
Back when I was in Year 3, I went for the National Youth Volleyball Team tryouts and have been part of the national team since. Training and being part of the National Women’s Volleyball Team is a big milestone in my volleyball journey.
In 2019, I had the opportunity to represent Singapore in the Princess Cup held at Nakhonpathom, Thailand and the 10th ASEAN School Games in Malaysia. It was definitely moments to remember as we clinched the 4th place at the ASG.
In 2019, I was awarded both the Lui Tiow Kar Scholarship and the Girl Volleyball Athlete of the Year. To be a recipient of these two accolades is definitely an honour and I am motivated that the effort I put is being recognised.
2. What are you doing to contribute to volleyball in Singapore?
Currently, I am playing for the National Women’s Volleyball Team and I will continue to strive to do my best whenever I am on court. I am also active with my club (DH Griffin Volleyball Club) and school as I believe that development of volleyball in Singapore will require participation at and from all levels of the local volleyball fraternity.
3. What will you do to encourage more volleyballers to contribute in their own ways to give back to the sport?
Being a high performance athlete also means that one serves as a role model. I hope that I can inspire and influence the younger players positively through my actions, be it on court or off court, to be a better athlete. I also hope to pass on my knowledge about the sport to them. This is one of the ways that I can, and other volleyballers can do too, to give back to the sport.
It will also be great if we can set aside our time and be involved volunteer works because not only is it rewards, one can also gain a plethora of other experiences as well.