Boys under-18 and Girls Under-21 league 2007
The CSC boys and girls had a good opening
game in the current under-18 boys and under-21
girls league currently being played at Delta
and CCAB Bukit Timah pitches.
CSC Under-18 Boys open their league game with
a resounding 7-3 win over Khalsa A boys. Current
National player Mohd Aidil played a pivotal
role in the win. With National player and
Captain Shahrudin injured the boys were impressive
in the first half but some slack play in the
second half allowed Khalsa to pull back 3
goals. The CSC boys however romped home 7-3
winners with a late rally.
CSC Under-21 Girls were more impressive in
their outing. They beat the Police team 3-0
whose squad boasts of a few National players.
Captain Masdiana , Sabrina and Que were impressive.
The CSC squad (youngest only 14) comprises
mostly 14 to 16 year olds were a delight to
watch. The opponents could hardly handle them.
Had the girls taken their chances the score
could have run into double figures.
CSC next games are on Sunday 14 Jan 07. The
girls play SCC at Delta at 8.00am and the
boys play ORA at 3.30pm also at Delta Stadium.
According to the late Mr V. Ambiavagar, 93, "In
1927 the great T.E.K. Ratnam tried to organise a
hockey team but could not muster enough players.
I got a team organised with experienced players
comprising T.E.K., D.K. Samy, and Janz, a railway
engine driver of a goods train whom I used to pick
up whenever he arrived in Singapore. Janz was an
excellent forward. The others were beginners and
we practised on the CSC field but were not enough
to form two sides. So I invited Lee Fong Lim of
the Singapore Chinese Recreation Club who was also
trying to form a team, to join us at practice matches
three times a week. But practices were like real
matches and quite often there were a clash or two.
By 1930 we had a reasonably good hockey team. A.S.A.
Jansen was so good that he was occasionally chosen
to play for the State. Muthukumaru was our full
back. Our star centre-half was Thillainathan who
also played for the State, but decided to become
a monk in the Ramakrishna Mission. Even C. Thuraisingham,
the cricketer, played hockey."
Hockey Team finds its Niche
From 1959 hockey seems to have experienced a renaissance
. Around 1960 / 61, under the captaincy of Ernest
Wicks, CSC had the honour of winning the SHA Double
(Senior League and Knock Out) Championships, remaining
unbeaten in that season. In the following 1962/63
season, CSC won the Treble, when the League and
Cup Competition were introduced for the first time.
Among the hockey 'greats' of that time were players
like Chai Hon Yoon, S.T.Lingam, Freddie Fernandez,
Chai Hon Yam, Soocelaraj, Dr. A. Vijiaratnam, Kanagalingam,
S. Vellupillai, Ernest Frida, Alfred Ponnampalam,
and V.R.Sabapathy. In 1977, CSC won the Singapore
Hockey Association Senior six-a-side Trophy for
the second successive year. In 1982 it also won
the SHA Elite Cup and Balestier Under 20, for the
Chellam Trophy. During that year the following (CSC)
players were chosen to play for the Republic: Kee
Yew Lin, M. Jeevanathan, Mohandas and Supahan.
Hockey in the Nineties
Under the dedicated convening
skills of S. Gunasegaram, CSC hockey has certainly
livened up. In 1999, the Men's team was promoted
to the Premier League. This was followed by the
formation of the Under-21 Team. It had been 8 years
since the Club participated in the Premier League,
stimulating interest among hockey players. The popularity
of the game spread so rapidly that within two years,
junior members from secondary schools were actively
In 1999, the hockey team
finished among the top four in the Singapore Hockey
Federation (SHA) Premier League and made it to the
semi-finals in the Premier K.O.Tournament. In the
1998 Annual TPCA/CSC games held in Kuala Lumpur,
CSC drew with TPCA. In the same year the team travelled
to Seremban, West Malaysia, and played against the
Sungei Ujong Club game. Also in the annual programme
is the contest for the Kenny Madhavan Trophy.
the record, the CSC Ladies' hockey team were Champions
at the Royal Bangkok Hockey Carnival in 1997. The
Jan / Feb 1999 issue of the CSCNews quoted their
captain and convenor, Barbara Andreasen, "As defending
champions the CSC girls returned to Bangkok in December
1998. The team, including many new members, demonstrated
excellent team effort to tie on points at the top
of the competition. The team has had a busy season
with a few friendly games mixed in." Practices were
held every Wednesday evening, but of late, seasonal
rain has called a temporary halt to their training
sessions. In 1998, Barbara continues, "We managed
to tie for first in League play, but lost out on
the tally of goals scored. Next year, look out !"
In the Annual Wooden Shoe
Hockey Carnival held on Sunday 5 September 1999,
CSC Ladies finished among the top four in a field
of twelve ladies' teams.