Team Alantis is a netball
club set up by the students under the Singapore Institute
of Management - University of London External Programme in
1998. Started by a couple of girls who are interested in netball,
they rallied together their friends and other students with
similar love for the game and managed to persuade the institute
to allow the club to be set up.
The name 'Alantis'
came about when the club became a member of Netball Singapore
and we needed a name to call ourselves. It does not really
stand for or mean anything, just a name that popped up out
of nowhere after some time of debate. But in my point of view,
its because the logo was blue in general and oceans came in
mind so Alantic came into mind and to add more zing and tada,
Alantis was born.
The pioneer members
were initially made up of all girls but the following intake
in 1999, the club decided to accept guys. I hope that this
move will to change the mindset of most people that netball
is a girl's game and encourage more clubs to start a mixed
team to include males or even start a men's team. This will
be in line with the IFNA's plan of hosting a Men's World Netball
Championships within the next 5 years.
is held on every Tuesday at the School of Physical Education(SPE-NIE)
from 1700hr-2000hr. See you there :)