The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) will be hosting the Great Britain and South African Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Teams from 26 to 30 August (Saturday).
Programme of events
Game 1 – Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 7:30pm (open to public)
Game 2 – Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 12 noon
Game 3 – Thursday, 28 August 2008, 7:30pm (open to public)
Game 4 – Friday, 29 August 2008, 12 noon
Game 5 – Saturday, 30 August 2008, 10:00am (open to public)
The UWCSEA (Dover Campus) is located at
1207 Dover Road Singapore 139654
Map from streetDB.com
Public Bus Services
Dover MRT Station: 14, 74, 166
Buona Vista MRT Station: 74, 196
NUS/Redhill MRT Station: 33
Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and the High Commissioner of Great Britain were two of the distinguished guests to grace the opening game earlier this evening.
Tonight’s game was especially memorable and meaningful for me because it was actually my first time watching a basketball match! And it happened to be a Paralympics match.
As I witnessed their determination to fight, I could not help but appluad and cheer them on after every basket. Nothing stopped these paralympic basketballers from pursuing their passion in sports and they taught me one thing: do not give up.
Everyone, go down and take a look if you are free on Thursday evening or Saturday morning! It is definitely worth your trip there. The Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Team is ranked 4th in the world, can you beat that?
A word of caution: The game series are not for the faint-hearted.