It is sometimes frustrating that man plays second fiddle to nature – for example, when one has taken the time to plan something, only for the weather to threaten to ruin everything. The day of the LawMed Captain’s Ball match was one of such instances. The weather was not kind – cloudy skies, intermittent strong winds and persistent lightning alerts caused delays as the Captains sorted out an indoor venue. *prays that the match won’t be cancelled* Thank goodness the players didn’t let the bad weather dampen their spirits, and the match proceeded once a multi-purpose sports hall was secured. Game on, Law!
As this was a friendly match, no one took note of the score. This is not to say that the players didn’t put in any effort – on the contrary, they gave it their all with swift ball passing and seamless teamwork. Everyone was focused on enjoying the game, and from what I observed Law was doing very well.
Ultimately, playing sports is one of the best forms of stress relief, and is especially important for faculties which have a hectic workload, such as Law and Med. Having some non-competitive sports also takes away the pressure of having to win (and the added pressure of taking revenge if you lost last year). It allows the players to concentrate solely on enjoying the sport and taking a well-deserved rest this recess week (which sadly, seems to pass faster than the school weeks), to catch up with our teammates and Med friends and mutually agonise over the workload. Good job to all our Captain’s Ball players!