Bubble Soccer – When we had a ball of a time!

The following is contributed by Cheong Jia Ling, NUS MBA part-time student for the 2014 Intake.

When we first started our NUS MBA, I was known by name, Jae. Yet somehow after the Outward Bound School camp during the Orientation, I was given the nickname, Bubble by my wonderful MBA friends. When the semester first started, the boys met up for weekly soccer. I wondered what it’d take for the girls to be part of the sports activities. That’s when it struck: Bubble Soccer!

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So the boys of sports club and yours truly, the Bubble, got together, to organise the first ever Bubble Soccer.


Being a relatively new sport, it wasn’t surprising that no one had ever tried Bubble Soccer before. Even though most of us had spent the previous night stuffing ourselves silly with Korean chicken and booze, everyone still huddled together at U-town at 10am for a game – Bubble Soccer was too good to be missed!

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So what exactly is bubble soccer? Soccer! Except that instead of typical soccer jersey uniforms, you get strapped onto a bubble suit. With in-built straps and handles, it’s surprisingly safe. Within minutes, everyone who managed to land their hands on a bubble suit were tumbling down the slope and bumping each other.

The two-hour session was short but memorable. One reason why I love my NUS MBA is because it’s when the best memories are created. So here’s how I sum up our experience that day: We (literally) had a ball of a time!

Futsal Fury 2010

NUS MBA student Adam James Reinhardt blogs about the highly-anticipated 2nd annual NUS Fustal Frenzy tournament. 

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Not even driving rain could curb the enthusiasm of the more than 100 participants who came to NUS for the 2nd Annual Futsal Frenzy tournament on 10 April 2010. Twelve teams signed up for the tournament, which featured small-sided soccer games played on the Sports and Recreation Center’s Handball courts. Corporate teams from NTUC Income, Société Général, Panasonic Semiconductors and People’s Association joined student teams from the Marketing Institute of Singapore, the Nanyang MBA, and the NUS MBA to raise money for the Kids Inclusive Club of the Singapore Disability Sports Council. Two NUS undergraduate teams and one NUS faculty team also joined in the fun. In the end, the teams contributed a total of S$ 2,156 for charity!

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NUS & KPMG – Battle on Cricket Grounds

Surya reports on a cricket friendly between the NUS MBA team and KPMG at the Ceylon Sports Club.
As I passed through the Ceylon sports club near the Farrer Park MRT about a month back, I wondered if I would get to play on that lovely ground.

This small dream of mine came true quickly when I heard that the NUS MBA team was going to play a friendly cricket match against KPMG at the very same venue. I was also excited because of my extreme love and passion for the game of cricket and felt it could prove to be an exclusive opportunity to catch up with some folks from KPMG to find out more about their operations and work culture in Singapore.

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MBA Table Tennis Tournament

Arthur Leung reports on the results of the NUS MBA Sports Club’s Table Tennis Tournament 2009.
The NUS MBA Sports Club continues to provide great sporting events, this time by holding the MBA Table Tennis tournament on Sunday, October 18th. The event had a great turnout as more than 20 students from both the first and second year came together to interact and compete in good spirit.

It was very exciting to see the high level of play throughout the tournament. The action was intense as our MBA cohort has highly skilled players competing in each of the categories: men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. In the end, the winners came out and took their well deserved spots on top of the winners’ podium.

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MBA Badminton Tournament 2009

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NUS MBA Badminton Tournament 2009 was held on 6th September, 9 am to 1 pm @ MPSH 5.

Sports have always been an integral part of NUS Campus life, and a way for students across batches to interact. Badminton is a game which most of us would have played as either a serious sport or for fun. The MBA Badminton Tournament 2009 organised on 6th September was a creative way of getting students from different batches to come interact away from academics and bond. It was first such event for the students from the new batch.

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