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Asian Youth Netball Championship 2013 Brunei

June 30, 2013 - July 7, 2013

Date: 30 June to 7 July 2013


Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium Complex, Berakas

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Grouping and Pool Standing: 

Pool APlayedWinDrawLoseGoals ForGoals AgstGoal %Points
Malaysia 4 4 0 0  250 76328.95%  8
India 4 1 0 3 106 230 46.09% 2
Hong Kong 4 3 0 1 150 124 120.97% 6
Brunei 4 2 0 2 157 144 109.03% 4
Japan 4 0 0 4 97 186 52.15% 0


Pool BPlayedWinDrawLoseGoals ForGoals AgstGoal %Points
Sri Lanka 4 4 0 0 385 96 401.00% 8
Singapore 4 3 0 1 299 95 314.74% 6
Thailand 4 2 0 2 210 171 122.81% 4
Maldives 4 1 0 3 81 303 26.73% 2
Nepal 400 45436414.84% 0

Fixtures and Results: 

DateTimeMatch No.PoolGame
30th June    10.00amOpening Ceremony
11.00am1ABruneivsJapan48 – 26 
3.30pm2AIndiavsHong Kong20 – 55
5.30pm3BSingaporevsThailand65 – 20 
7.30pm4BNepalvsMaldives24 – 54 
1st July   11.00am5AIndiavsMalaysia20 – 85
3.30pm6ABruneivsHong Kong34 – 38 
5.30pm7BSri LankavsThailand77 – 40 
7.30pm8BSingaporevsNepal109 – 4
2nd July   11.00am9BSri LankavsMaldives112 – 6 
3.30pm10BThailandvsNepal68 – 16 
5.30pm11ABruneivsIndia56 – 30 
7.30pm12AMalaysiavsJapan64 – 18
3rd July   11.00am13BNepalvsSri Lanka10 – 133 
3.30pm14BMaldivesvsSingapore8 – 85 
5.30pm15AMalaysiavsBrunei50 – 19 
7.30pm16AHong KongvsJapan38 – 19
4th July   11.00am17BMaldivesvsThailand13 – 82 
3.30pm18BSri LankavsSingapore63 – 40 
5.30pm19AJapanvsIndia34 – 36
7.30pm20AMalaysiavsHong Kong51 – 19
5th July    9.30am21Semi-Final 1 MalaysiavsSingapore52 – 32
11.15am22Semi-Final 2Sri LankavsHong Kong70 – 28 
2.30pm235th to 9th Playoff 1BruneivsMaldives82 – 18 
4.15pm245th to 9th Playoff 2ThailandvsIndia61 – 30 
6.00pm259th/10th PlayoffJapanvsNepal67 – 20 
6th July9.30am267th/8th PlayoffMaldivesvsIndia26 – 63 
11.15am275th/6th Playoff Brunei vsThailand34 – 53
7th July 9.30am283rd/4th Playoff SingaporevsHong Kong57 – 27 
1.30pm29Finals MalaysiavsSri Lanka59 – 50 
3.15pmClosing Ceremony/Award Presensentation

Final Standings:

1st: Malaysia
2nd: Sri Lanka
3rd: Singapore
4th: Hong Kong
5th: Thailand
6th: Brunei
7th: India
8th: Maldives
9th: Japan
10th: Nepal

Team Reports

Day 1 – 28 June 2013


After months of anticipation and training preparations, we are finally at Brunei for the Asian Youth Championship 2013. Greeted farewell by family and friends, we left with excitement and determination to claim the Champ title for Singapore.

While waiting to board the plane, the girls played “pictionary” and created much commotion which drew the attention from other passengers. Aqilah had to be the most comical and entertaining during the game.

To our surprise, lunch was served on board even though it was just a 2hr flight. We had a choice of Hainanese Chicken Rice or Black Pepper Beef, both were equally yummy. Upon arrival, the Liaison Officers from Brunei Netball Association greeted us warmly. Immigration clearance was very smooth.

However, we were taken aback seeing how dressed up the Sri Lanka team were with their national costumes. They even had a formation for photo taking and the girls picked a tip or two from that.

The weather was good, airy & not too hot. We arrived at Abdul Razak Hotel Apartment about 4pm and after settling down, the girls went for a stretching session with the Coaches.

After dynamic stretches, they went on to play “eagle & chick” & “3-man chain”. You could probably hear Jocelyn & Athirah screaming from miles away and Parveen laughing her head off while Aqilah fell on the floor. I (Shuangru) managed to capture some funny moments and beautiful shots with Oli’s S4.

Dinner was at a nearby restaurant and everybody were looking forward to it not only because we were hungry but more for the free WIFI available. Everyone started to flash out their hand phones and busy asking for the Wifi password. This really shows how addicted we are to the modern technology, including us. Everyone had a satisfying meal and headed back to hotel for team talk.

After the team talk, the captains (Cheryl & Shelby) presented hand made nametags with a quote: 

“No One Is Going To Hand Us Success. We Must Go Out And Get It Ourselves. That’s Why We Are Here. To Dominate. Both The World, And Ourselves.”

We believe the team had set the right energy and tone for AYC and now its time to sleep. Good Night Singapore.

Shuangru & Siti  <3

Day 2 – 29 June 2013

ayc 21s team

We started our day with breakfast at 7am. Then, we had a practice match with the Hong Kong team. The final score was 42-18 and we had a good start. Though fatigue hit us, we still played our game with high intensity. Even though Hong Kong team is not in our grouping, we treated the match like the actual AYC competition as that was our one and only practice match we had to familiarize ourselves with the court and poles before the start of our tournament.

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Singapore 21s with the Hong Kong Team during a friendly match

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Singapore 21s with the Umpire for the Singapore vs Hong Kong friendly match

During the afternoon, we had a focused training for our attack line so as to brush up on some small details for the upcoming official start of the AYC. We wanted to make sure that we had everything right and in place so that we will be the best that we can be for the up-coming games.

Lastly, we had dinner catered for us at 7.30pm. After which some of us rested, went to see the physio or had a one on one catch up session with our coach before we went for a team talk at 10pm. Initially we wanted to practice our performance after the team talk but due to the time constraint……PLEASE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR PERFORMANCE (WHICH WE HAVENT HAD MUCH PRACTICE BUT STILL…….)

Okay goodnight all~ Olivia and Melissa

Singapore vs Hong Kong, 7 July 2013


Singapore 21&U ended their campaign at the Asian Youth Championships in Brunei with a victory over Hong Kong to finish in third place overall.

Singapore started slowly and the defence took a while to settle and adjust to Hong Kong’s attacking style. The second half was a marked improvement with more than 25 attempts at goal in the third quarter. The shooters played well, particularly Melissa Teo who’s scoring percentage was over 80% throughout the match.

prize presentation 1

A 57-27 result shows the team’s spirit and determination that they’ve played every match with over the past eight days and will give them a confidence boost ahead of their next challenge at the World Youth Championships which take place in Glasgow in August.

prize presentation 2

Co-Captain Cheryl Ann Lee was named the Most Valuable Defender of the tournament. 

Final Score: 57-27 (26-15)  
Q1: 12-9
Q2: 14-6
Q3: 18- 4
Q4: 13-8

By Lorna Campbell

Malaysia vs Singapore, 5 July 2013


Singapore started strongly in their clash with Malaysia in the semi-finals of the Asian Youth Championships but were unable to maintain their strong start and went down 32-52 meaning they will play Hong Kong in the third-fourth placing match.

For the first three quarters there was nothing to separate the two sides and it was Singapore who were in front by a whisker after the opening 15minutes (12-11). Neither team gave an inch and turnovers were few and far between but sadly in the last quarter the control went from Singapore’s play as poor decision making and passes crept in too often.


Another blow to the side was the loss of co-captain Cheryl Ann Lee through injury during an attempted lifted pass interception. She was instrumental throughout her time on court battling against Malaysian Goal Shooter Norashikin. When carried off court she displayed true sportsmanship and team camaraderie cheering loudly for huge final period. Everyone worked hard to battle to the end of the match but the 3-17 final quarter score could never be pulled back.

Singapore knew the tough challenge they faced and went onto court full of energy and motivation, eager to reverse the fortunes of previous encounters against their local rivals. The teams confidence has green throughout the tournament and is an important element to carry with them to the World Youth Championships in Glasgow next month. 


Aiming for nothing less than a win against Hong Kong and the third place spot, the team have played practice matches against them and are familiar with their style. The team will focus on shutting down attacks and working on consistent and collective play, both offensively and defensively. HK have a tall goal keeper so our shooters will have to work hard to find an effective rebound position at every opportunity.

Final Score: 32-52 (HT 21-25)
Q1: 12-11
Q2: 9-14
Q3: 8-9
Q4: 3-17

By Lorna Campbell


Singapore vs Sri Lanka, 4 July 2013


It was the match to decide the top of the table positions in the Asian Youth Netball Championships in Brunei with both Singapore and Sri Lanka unbeaten in their previous matches if the competition. 

Singapore couldn’t make it four wins from four as they went down 40-63 and will now face top side Malaysia in the poll cross-over matches that will determine the finalists and who plays for third/fourth placings. 

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Our girls started strongly with some impressive play in the opening quarter and had a 3-1 lead in the first few minutes. The shooter were shooting close to 90% with a sense of urgency and determination throughout the side. However the consistency to maintain this for the 60 minutes wasn’t there and some critical errors in attack lost the cohesiveness and let the Sri Lankans extend their lead. 

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Singapore didn’t give up though and showed their spirit as those on the bench cheered on the seven on-court players to urge them on as couch as they could. One stand out performance for the four quarters came from WD Siti Nurshawallah Rashid who switched well to the adopted man-to-man defence and worked hard to set up numerous interceptions for her teammates. 

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Malaysia are considered as many as the team to beat for the title this year so Singapore will have to raise the level of their performance once again to give themselves a chance of making the finals. The team are very familiar with each others playing style as they met just a few weeks prior to traveling to Brunei but with everything to play for Singapore have nothing to lose and must wear their hearts on their sleeves and attack from the opening whistle.

Final Score: 40-63 (HT 22-29)
Q1: 14-17
Q2: 8-12
Q3: 8-17
Q4: 10-17

By Lorna Campbell


Maldives vs Singapore, 3 July 2013

Singapore came out on top in their third match of the Asian Youth Championships in Brunei wi a 85-8 win over the Maldives (HT 39-7).

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After a rest day on Tuesday the team opened the match strongly but failed to maintain this control and consistency throughout all periods. A tightening-up in defense during the second half forced a number of turnovers against the small and quick side from the Maldives and this helped them push ahead in the score sheet.

Co-captain Shelby Koh played in the second half and immediately made a positive impression by working hard to intercept passes and generate flow in Singapore’s attack.

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The team have yet to be tested however on court as their opposition so far are relatively inexperienced or new to the sport. They must stay focused as the competition will start to hot up in their next matches against the real championship contenders of Sri Lanka and then possibly Malaysia if they reach the finals.

Sri Lanka will pose a new challenge tomorrow with their height, stretch and overall experience. Singapore will have to work hard to drive the ball and work around players with their passes and getting shots at goal nice and early. Both teams are aiming to finish top in the group so this will be a tough encounter.

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Final Score: 85-8
Q1: 25-3
Q2: 14-4
Q3: 22-1
Q4: 24-0


Singapore vs Nepal, 1 July 2013


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Day two of the Asian Youth Netball Championships in Brunei and a second victory for Singapore.

After some basic errors in the opening quarter the Singapore team settled into their own rhythm and never looked back. The experienced Singapore team was too strong for the Nepal team, who is basically new to the sport. 

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In their first ever Asian Youth Netball Championships, Nepal were certainly shown the standard they should be aiming for in future years by their opposition and will take a lot from their experience in the competition and heart from the fact they managed to break through for four goals in the second half.

Although the score margin was big, we trust that the Nepal will not be discouraged and will come back strongly against Thailand in their next match. 

Next up for Singapore is the Maldives who should pose a similar challenge to Thailand. The team will be keen to start strongly and maintain a high tempo.

Final score 109-4



Singapore vs Thailand, 30 June 2013

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The Singapore 21&U got off to a winning start at the Asian youth netball championships in Brunei yesterday (Sunday) with a 65-20 win over Thailand.

The team surpassed their goals and settled down well, taking control from the first quarter. They managed to score a minimum of 15 goals in each quarter other than the 2nd where they notched up 14 and they kept their goal difference above 8 goals throughout the match.

It was a dynamic performance from the team who are highly motivated to do well in this competition and the best start possible for the girls.

The standout performance within the Singapore team was Jocelyn in GA for the first half who attacked and defended with equal focus and aggression. 

Singapore will next face the unknown opposition of Nepal who are relatively new netball as a nation. The most important thing for the team to do is remain focused on playing their own game and not dropping their pace or standard of play if their opponents are less experienced. A tight defense will be key to keeping Nepal’s shooting chances to a minimum.

Final score 65-20 (HT 33-15)


June 30, 2013
July 7, 2013
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Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium Complex, Berakas Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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