Ng Yen Wing, Draco House Captain 2014
We started off with great hopes and expectations that the ‘Dragon’ would certainly be champions of 2014. We had a great Draco team and a dedicated committee to lead the charge to victory. Our goal was simple: to ensure a united Draco family and prepare them to be champions as we anticipate one of IMU’s biggest annual event. We knew it was a long and arduous road but we did our best to learn from the lessons of the previous year and made the appropriate planning and preparation.
As IMU Cup 2014 approached, so too were many unexpected challenges and conflicts that threaten to disintegrate and derail our plans. Schedule conflicts, injuries and other unforeseen circumstances made matters worse. Nonetheless, we learnt to be flexible and adapt to changes. Not everything was smooth-sailing, but together we managed to make the best out of everything. Everyone gave their best, and the energy and enthusiasm with each event was incredible! We learnt to put aside our differences and work towards a common goal, leaving no room for regret. Overall, we finished the year in 5th place. A humble finish, but not without much dedication and sacrifice from all our athletes! Our family is big, our potential limitless and we will only grow stronger! As we settle back into our university lives, let’s continue to savour success and learn from defeats; to welcome new friendships and to cherish memories that will last a lifetime. I believe these are the ultimate goals and ideals of Draco, IMU Cup and sport itself!
Not everything was smooth-sailing, but together we managed to make the best out of everything. Everyone gave their best, and the energy and enthusiasm with each event was incredible!
On a personal note, being a house captain is most certainly a formidable task. The challenges faced were more daunting and complex than anticipated, especially during the peak of IMU Cup itself. All the hardships and obstacles served to underline one’s flaws as well as the strength and mindset to correct them. At times, I did wrong and disappointed many, and I humbly apologise for all my mistakes and flaws. Nonetheless, I will forever be grateful to work with such an awesome Draco committee and to meet many dedicated athletes from all houses! Additionally, I am honoured to work together with other fellow house captains, as we come to respect and learn from each other. Last but not least are the dedicated organizers of IMU Cup 2014 who did a great job and ensured things ran as smooth as possible. Thank you all for such an awesome event and amazing experience! Until next time, cheers! GO DRACO!!!