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Now and Then: Singapore’s Homegrown Stars

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Now and Then: Singapore’s Homegrown Superstars

A family photograph used years ago, and recreated recently in the Changi Airport in Singapore can very possibly bring back fond memories for Singapore sepaktakraw coach, Hazlizah Minsawi Padzli Othman. In the former picture, it’s a beautiful family portrait with him holding his son and his wife carrying his daughter. Putting on the signature Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) issued blazer, the picture must have been taken during competition period when Padzli Othman was still a national player.

Padzli Othman was part of the team that bagged the silver medal in 1993 SEA Games on home soil. A big deal at that time, Padzli Othman could be regarded as Singapore’s homegrown star. In the latter, the small boy he holds in the arms has already grown into a young man. Decked out in identical soup red blazer, this time, it was dad and son taking a trip together to represent Singapore in sepaktakraw activities at the Incheon Asian Games 2014.

The uncanny likeness in the two photographs is heartwarming, son grows up to follow in the father’s footsteps. The young man in the picture is Danial Feriza Padzli, the Singapore National sepaktakraw player, who forms part of the Singapore contingency in the Incheon Asian Games 2014. The 20 year old player was exposed to sepaktakraw at a young age and after over the decade of competitive sepaktakraw, he has finally become a regular Tekong (person who starts the ball) around the national squad. This year, he is representing Singapore along with his father, an ex-national player, and coach for the national squad. Family support is one of the key motivations for him to train nearly every day, he mentioned in an earlier interview this year. All his hard work and effort will culminate within this Incheon Asian Games 2014.

With the doubles event at the rear of us, Singapore will get another chance to prove themselves at the Regu occasion beginning from 29th September-3rd Oct 2014. Within a regu, only 3 players get to be on the competition at any one time. All players will have to display unwavering determination, and display smooth chemistry among one another to ascertain they are the best combination to represent their particular country. Hopefully, Danial will get a chance to play on the international stage, beneath the watchful eyes of his dad and family who are also within Incheon to support the team.

The pictures from remaining to right shows a sepaktakraw player’s commitment to the sport. Through being a national player to being a qualified national sepaktakraw coach, there exists within Padzli Othman a sense of pride. It is an athlete’s dream and pride to represent their nation. For Padzli Othman, it has been transformed into a coach’s pride for his players and a father’s pride in the son.

The two photographs, when placed side by side, captures attractively two different generation of national sepaktakraw players and their minute of glory. It is a passing on of the baton from father to son, and a sepaktakraw player’s dedication to ensuring the continuity of the sport.

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Now and Then: Singapore’s Homegrown Stars

Children photograph taken years ago, and recreated recently at the Changi Airport within Singapore could very possibly bring back fond memories for Singapore sepaktakraw coach, Hazlizah Minsawi Padzli Othman. In the former picture, it’s an attractive family portrait with him holding his son and his wife carrying his daughter. Wearing the signature Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) released blazer, the picture must have been taken during competition period when Padzli Othman was still the national player.

Padzli Othman was part of the team that will bagged a silver medal within 1993 SEA Games on house soil. A big deal at that time, Padzli Othman could be considered Singapore’s homegrown celebrity. In the latter, the small boy he or she holds in his arms has already grown into a young man. Decked out within identical chili red blazer, this time, it was father and son going together to represent Singapore within sepaktakraw events at the Incheon Hard anodized cookware Games 2014.

The uncanny similarity in the two photographs is heartwarming, son grows up to follow in the father’s footsteps. The young man in the picture is Danial Feriza Padzli, a Singapore National sepaktakraw player, who forms part of the Singapore contingency at the Incheon Asian Online games 2014. The 20 year old player was exposed to sepaktakraw at a early age and after over a decade of competing sepaktakraw, he has finally become a regular Tekong (person who starts the ball) on the national squad. This season, he is representing Singapore along with his dad, an ex-national player, and trainer for the national squad. Family assistance is one of the key motivations for him to train nearly every day, he pointed out in an earlier interview this year. All of his hard work and effort will certainly culminate in this Incheon Asian Online games 2014.

With the increases event behind us, Singapore can get another chance to prove themselves in the Regu event beginning from 29th September-3rd October 2014. Within a regu, only three players get to be around the competition at any one time. All gamers will have to show unwavering determination, and display seamless chemistry among one another to ascertain that they are the best combination to represent their country. Hopefully, Danial will get a chance to play on the global stage, under the watchful eyes of his father and family who are also in Incheon to support the team.

The images from left to right displays a sepaktakraw player’s commitment to the sport. From being a national player to becoming a qualified national sepaktakraw coach, there exists within Padzli Othman a sense of pride. It is an athlete’s dream and pride to signify their country. For Padzli Othman, it has been transformed into a coach’s pride for his players and a father’s pride in his son.

The two photographs, when placed alongside, captures beautifully two different era of national sepaktakraw players and their moment of glory. It is a passing on of the baton from father to son, and a sepaktakraw player’s dedication to ensuring the continuity of the sport.

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