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Basketball

Introduction




  1. Dunman Secondary Basketball has established itself as a major contender for the zonal and national inter-school competitions. It started in 2009 when our first batch of 'B' division girls bagged our first ever National title against all odds. It was our very first batch of girls team and we have gotten 3rd in the East zone competition that year, coming in behind Chung Cheng High (main) and Anglican High School. But the girls turned disappointment into determination and went on to become National Champions that same year, beating AHS and CCHM along the way to their unbelievable victory.
  2. In our relatively short history of ten years, our teams have since achieved an astonishing 23 National titles (nine National champions, seven National runners-up, five 2nd runners-up and two 3rd runners-up).
  3. The rise of Dunman Basketball from its humble beginnings coincides with the upgrading of our sports facilities during PRIME in 2007. During the period of upgrading, our teams had to train at outdoor neighbourhood basketball courts or rented community centres. It was only 18 months later, when we had our Indoor Sports Hall (ISH) completed, that we were able to train indoors for the first time. This period tested our perseverance and honed our resilience as a team.
  4. From only 20 odd students in 2006, we have now grown into a 70-strong basketball team. With dedication from four teachers-in-charge and two experienced coaches, not only have the students picked up basketball skills, they have also been taught of the importance of camaraderie as they learn that basketball heavily depends on team work. Many of our students have excelled beyond their peers. For example, two of our players, Thng Jun Rong and Sharon Lee, represented Singapore in the South East Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) under-18 basketball tournament in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
  5. Dunman Secondary Basketball is not only committed to achieving success on the basketball court, we have also consistently produced many success stories in terms of academic achievements. For instance, we had a student who came into Dunman Secondary with a PSLE aggregate score that was slightly above 200 and graduated with 10 points at her 'O' Level examinations (L1R5) last year.
  6. We are proud that our team has done well at the National School Games 2015, at both zonal and national levels. With consistent performances and hard work from all our basketball players, Dunman Basketball has already established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the nationwide schools basketball scene!

Achievements


Trainings


The Dunman basketball teams trained hard and took part in numerous friendly matches and tournaments such as the Schools’ East Zone and National competition, Milo Cup, T-Net competition etc. in a bid to give the players exposure at the highest possible level.

Apart from the trainings, time slots were also allocated for the DSA players to focus on homework and revision to ensure that they remain on task in terms of their studies.