Sports School Fencers Get Overseas Sparring Partners
Singapore Sports School-Lam Tai Fai College MOU
Posted: 29 August 2016
Singapore Sports School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lam Tai Fai College (LTFC) on 24 August 2016 to offer exchange programmes for its fencers.
Lam Tai Fai College, located in Hong Kong, attracts talented youths with a passion for sports, fashion design and innovative technology, while pursuing academic excellence at the secondary and post-secondary levels. LTFC offers eight focus sports – one of which is fencing.
The exchange programme aims to provide Sports School’s Fencing Academy student-athletes an additional platform and opportunity for training and friendly competition. This adds competitive exposure to our young athletes, waiting to make their mark at the national level.
“I’m looking forward to partnering Lam Tai Fai College for the mutual development of both our fencing programmes. A number of their students are part of Hong Kong’s national youth team. This provides Singapore Sports School student-athletes with more opportunities to spar with youth athletes of known standard, while gaining exposure to the different fencing styles of international athletes.” said Sports School Principal Tan Teck Hock.
“A group of students from Lam Tai Fai College has begun their week-long exchange programme at the Sports School. I’m certain that both groups will benefit from the partnership and look forward to the next time our student-athletes go to Hong Kong.”
Singapore Sports School is committed to nurturing its student-athletes into sport champions. Each sports academy has in place special programmes or tie-ups to provide their student-athletes with overseas exposure to help them in their pursuit of sport excellence. Sports School footballers have the privilege to train and compete with Omiya Ardija, one of the top youth football clubs in Japan; selected student-athletes from various academies are able to pit themselves against their peers in Ulsan Sports Science Secondary School in South Korea; while other academies offer overseas training camps where student-athletes are able to learn best practices from top international athletes.