Corporate Community Games: From office wear to fitness attire
16 July, 2014
KPMG fought hard to become Champions of the Men's basketball. (Photo by Voxsports)
They may be working adults, but that did not stop the hundreds of participants from taking to their respective fields to compete in the Corporate Community Games (CCG) 2014.
A multi-sports event first held back in 2000, the Games have come a long way since, with more participants and sports being introduced.
Running for three consecutive weekends, CCG aims to foster a sense of camaraderie within the companies, while at the same time allowing the corporate community to develop skill sets applicable in the working world, such as leadership and teamwork.
The first event to kick off at the CCG 2014 was table tennis, and OCBC Bank were the winners as they outfought bank rivals DBS, 3-2.
That was followed by badminton and basketball, which saw Seagate seize first place in the badminton event. Sport Singapore edged KPMG in the women’s basketball finals and KPMG men’s team triumphed over WSG.
Sport Singapore Women's Basketball Captain taking a shot during a game. (Photo by Voxsports)
“I felt it was a good competition to give us a chance to play against other corporate teams, and the intensity is really here,” Sport Singapore women’s basketball team captain Li Ling said.
The Seagate Men's badminton team celebrate with their winnings as they clinch the top spot. (Photo by Voxsports)
“This year’s CCG feels better organised, they are well-stocked with food supplies which we could help ourselves to. It is good teamwork for the company to come and play together, it is easier to get things going in the office because we know each other better,” Seagate badminton team captain John Soh said.
There was a familiar figure within the ranks, as Team Singapore’s very own shuttler, Derek Wong, was also present.
The highest-ranked badminton player in Singapore, Wong displayed the same level of competitiveness as he would in the international arena. This paid off as he helped his company, Deloitte, to first place for the mixed team’s segment.
Even though Wong was preparing to depart for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow, he smashed his company through to a 3-0 victory over DBS.
“I feel very happy, and all my teammates in Deloitte are very happy. They actually booked their own court before this tournament to train themselves. That was really an action that touched my heart, because they are working,” Wong shared.
“I think it is very important because everybody can come together and celebrate together. The best thing is that I got to meet new people, and getting the gold.”
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