Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Singapore National Paintball Team - The Red Sevens
This morning big ben called to tell me that I am in Singapore's National Paintball team- this was quoted in todays Straits Times sports section. I found myself as the "Captain of the Singapore National team" much to my bemusement.
I didn't think much of it before about being the first and only tournament team - we just carried on ourselves. The Red Sevens have many firsts in the history of paintball in Singapore - the first team that played in the MPOC and in the World Cup Asia - and we're still the onlyteam that represents Singapore. The country doesn't really recognise us as a 'national team' nor paintball as an 'official sport' so its not that a big deal to me. I think we'd still carry on ourselves without much support from anyone.
With the newspaper article however- came with some interest- some people in my office wanted to play paintball. They searched for Paintball in Singapore and found my blog and my postings. So suddenly paintball is getting hits online in Singapore.
So I thought take this opportunity to say that the Red Sevens are looking for new players. We have created a new junior team called the Red Fraction and anyone guys and girls above the age of 14 can come along and train and play in the team. All we ask for is commitment to come out to play and train.
The Red Sevens is the only team from Singapore that plays in the Malaysian MPOC League in Division 3 and we play in the M5 format. This is the best oppostunity for kids who are keen to be pro-standard paintball players to get the chance to experience what a pro paintballer goes thru- practice- preparation travelling and playing tournaments overseas.
While most of the team members are not actually 100% professional players - the Red Sevens is organised and run with a professional state of mind.
So if you're keen to come and play with is drop me an email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org