Unlike most of his peers, Christopher Van Huizen did not take the conventional path into professional football and only gained prominence when he made the final cut in football reality TV series First XI in 2013. The winger has since earned three caps for the Singapore National Team and currently turns out for Geylang International in the Singapore Premier League.
What did you have to fight against to become a GAME CHANGER?
I had to spend a lot of time during training and do the extra work on my own outside. People tried to bring me down, but I chose to remain positive and constantly pushed myself until I achieved my dream.
What is your defining moment as a GAME CHANGER?
When I was called up to represent the Singapore National Team in 2015 and subsequently earning my first cap against Japan. It took me a lot of sacrifice to be able to get to where I am today and looking back, I can say I have no regrets.
What will be your advice to others?
If you want to succeed, you must be willing to put in the extra hard work and stay focused. Most importantly, it is also about finding the self motivation to keep going when things are not in your favour.