This is a new section in the news update where we feature a member of our committee for you to get to know them better. If you see any of us at the rink, come over and say hi. Today’s featured committee member is Alphonsus Joseph (Alf) our Vice-President of the Association.
Hi Everyone, it’s been great serving you for the last 4 years as the Vice-President and I’m looking forward to continue to serve our members as the President if I’m elected this coming General meeting. Hope everyone has had fun playing in the winter league and will continue to have fun playing ice hockey in Singapore. We are working to raise awareness of ice hockey in Singapore and am working closely with the rink to start the learn to play program.
Roles and Responsibilities
Alf works with Diane Foo (SIHA Secretary) to run the day to day operations of the SIHA Winter league as well as plan for the upcoming leagues with the rest of the SIHA committee.
Alf communicates and works with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and The Rink@Jcube on various ice hockey related issues ranging from National team programs, coaching, learn to play, game officials and the direction of ice hockey in the Asian region to funding options and event organizing (Tournaments/Coaching Seminars/IIHF Meetings).
Alf runs the registration portal that most of you are familiar with and answers most inquires from new players wishing to join the SIHA as well as current members through the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
Alf is a born and bred Singaporean and has been playing ice hockey in Singapore for the last 18 years. He has represented Singapore in the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. He currently plays in Div 2 SIHA in the winter league.
Alf is also a referee in the SIHA and currently refs in the winter league.
Other than ice hockey, Alf scuba dives where he’s an SSI Open Water Instructor, SDI Instructor and TDI Trimix Diver. Alf also tries to go snowboarding annually and tries to mountain bike when time permits.