Jarryl’s personal double

Jarryl’s personal double
Jarryl Chan, a floorball and hockey player from Victoria Junior College (VJC).

Most student athletes would be more than happy to end their school sports season with one gold medal from their pet sport. Not Jarryl Chan.

Having played floorball since he was in Secondary 2, the Victoria Junior College student felt he was stagnating in the game.

Seeking a new challenge, Jarryl decided to take on hockey on top of his floorball commitments.

After slogging through both sports' training session, Jarryl's hard work paid off when he scored a personal double by helping VJC clinch the A Division titles for both stick sports - all while preparing for his A levels this year.

Despite his gruelling schedule to maintain his grades and sporting endeavours leaving him with just one rest day on Fridays, the 17-year-old has no regrets.

Jarryl told The New Paper: "I really lacked sleep. I had only maybe three to four hours per day.

"When I get home from training it was around 10 plus and I had to be up at 5am to get to school because I live in Sengkang.

"However, when I look back at my JC life 10 years down the road, I will not remember how much I've studied or how many As I got. I will think that I got the two gold medals for the school and myself.

"That's really special for me." It was definitely a special A Division hockey final on May 16 for Jarryl.

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