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About three in four Singapore Sports School Football Academy’s student-athletes are in the national age-group teams which necessitates the close partnership with the Football Association of Singapore. All of our athletes are in the National Football Academy’s age-group team. In that respect, Sports School continues to be a major contributor to the National Youth and Senior teams.

The unique collaboration with FAS also sees Sports School coaches jointly appointed as coaches of the NFA teams.

Sports School’s Football Academy strives to provide overseas exposure for its student-athletes through competitions and training exchanges. A two-year partnership agreement with Omiya Ardija, a top-tier J.League club with a strong youth development programme, allows selected footballers to train with one of the top youth academies in Japan.



Our Football Academy has produced 11 national representatives for Football Association of Singapore. 

2009 Year of Induction Madhu M Mohana, Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin, Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani 

2010 Year of Induction Muhammad Syafiq Mohamed Zainal 

2011 Year of Induction Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Safirul Sulaiman 

2012 Year of Induction Pravin Gunasagaran 

2013 Year of Induction Adam Swandi, Muhammed Aqhari Abdullah, Muhammad Syazwan Buhari 
2014 Year of Induction Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Adam Swandi, Irfan Fandi, Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi, Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani, Muhammad Syazwan Buhari, Pravin Guanasagaran, Safirul Sulaiman, Stanely Ng Yong Woo

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Adam Swandi, Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi, Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin, Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Naypyidaw, Myanmar): Madhu M Mohana (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammed Aqhari Abdullah (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Syazwan Buhari (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team)

2013 – AFC Asian Cup 2015 Qualifiers (Singapore): Adam Swandi, Madhu M Mohana, Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin, Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Aaron Tang Jun Jie, Alif Iskandar Abdul Razak, Danish Irfan Azman, Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad, Muhammad Amirul Haikal Mohamed Hassim, Muhammd Nazhiim Harman, Muhammad Saifullah Mohammad Akbar  

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin, Safirul Sulaiman

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Muhammad Syafiq Mohamed Zainal

2010 – 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): Brandon Koh Kim Leong (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Illyas Lee Si Qin (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Mohamed Fashah Iskandar S Rosedin (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Mohamed Hanafi Mohd Akbar (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Muhammad Amirul Iskandar Khairul Anuar (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Muhammad Hazim Faiz Hassan (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Muhammad Irfan Asyraf Mohamed Aziz (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi (Bronze Medal – Football Team), Syazwan Radhi Kasim (Bronze Medal – Football Team)  

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Madhu M Mohana (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team), Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani (Bronze Medal – Men's Football Team)

2009 – 1st Asian Youth Games (Singapore): Brandon Koh Kim Leong, Mohamed Fashah Iskandar S Rosedin, Mohamed Hanafi Mohd Akbar, Muhammad Adri Adnan, Muhammad Amirul Iskandar Khairul Anuar, Muhammad Irfan Asyraf Mohamed Aziz, Muhammad Izwan Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi, Syazwan Radhi Kasim 


News 2016

Rusyaidi Treads Well Worn Path
2016 TNP Dollah Kassim Award

Posted: 15 December 2016

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Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime. Picture by Football Association of Singapore.

Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime became Singapore Sports School’s sixth TNP Dollah Kassim Award recipient when he took home the prestigious prize on 19 November 2016. 

The defender followed the footsteps of fellow Sports School alumni Adam Swandi (2011), R Aaravin (2012), Muhammad Hazim Faiz Hassan (2013), Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi (2014) and Joshua Bernard Pereira (2016), who have all won the award which honours young local football talents.

It was second time lucky this year for Rusyaidi, who was also nominated for the award in 2014. He pipped five others to the award, including alumnus Justin Hui Yong Kang and student-athlete Muhammad Nur Adam Abdullah. 

As the award recipient, Rusyaidi will have the opportunity to train with a prestigious international football club and keep the Dollah Kassim Award trophy for a year. 

He hopes that the award will serve as a platform for greater success beginning with the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. 

9 Named Best Sportsboy, Sportsgirl
46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards

Posted: 14 October 2016

It was a proud day for Singapore Sports School after nine of our student-athletes were named Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl at the 46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards on 16 September 2016.

They were among 47 students who competed in the 28 SSSC sports and games and were presented the Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl Awards at CHIJ Saint Theresa’s Convent in front of about 250 family members, teachers and students.

Sports School student-athletes were presented a total of 99 Colours (Distinction) Awards as well as 351 Colours Awards.

The annual event recognises outstanding athletes for their excellent performance in various sports and to officially close the National Schools Games for 2016.

Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting)
Akmal Azman (Football)
Amabel Chua Jia Ying (Bowling)
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing)
Avelyn Leong Kit Yan (Netball)
Chan Jun Kai (Wushu)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Badminton)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Gymnastics)
Tia Louise Rozario (Track and Field)

Japanese Competition Refines Quality Of Football
2016 Maebashi Mayor’s Cup

Shahrin Shari
Senior Coach, Football Academy

Posted: 14 October 2016

Our Secondary 1 footballers had their first taste of international competition as a team from 16 to 21 September 2016. They were among 54 U12 and U13 teams that participated in the Maebashi Mayor’s Cup in Maebashi City, Japan.

The 15-strong team faced stiff competition from local football academies and J.League clubs, as well as teams from Australia, South Korea and Thailand. Despite a new 8v8 game format which required faster-pace play, they adapted well to their opponents’ high technical abilities and met with challenges squarely. The team was able to retain possession under pressure, with good circulation of passes, movements and combination plays.

Our young footballers exhibited resilience, fighting spirit, sportsmanship and fair play throughout their eight matches. After losing their first match to Regista, they reflected and prepared for their next two games that same day. Their grit, determination and strife for excellence saw them undefeated in their remaining seven matches. By the end of the competition, Team Sports School had recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, finishing 20th in the annual tournament. Three student-athletes – Andrew Aw Yong Rei, Daniel Irfan Klepsvik and Muhammad Hafizzuan Riduan – rose to the occasion, showing strong technical abilities and team play.

While our U13 team displayed good tactical organisation and handled their roles well, the quality of competition delivered by the Japanese and international teams provided the exposure necessary in identifying areas for improvement for the individual and team. For example, rival teams showed superiority in basic skills such as passing, receiving and dribbling.

After the competition, our footballers also played two friendly matches which they won one and drew the other.

Interactions with participating teams also created opportunities for us to learn from them even off the pitch on values, character and culture. An interesting feature of this year’s competition was a homestay for participants. Our student-athletes were able to immerse themselves into the Japanese life and culture, and gain valuable takeaways from the Japanese work ethic.

Lost 1-4 to Regista
Won 6-0 against White Star 
Won 1-0 against Chogunhi (South Korea)
Won 2-0 against Vertfee Takahara Nasu
Won 2-1 against Rip Ace Osaka
Won 2-1 against Kawagoe Koen FC
Won 9-0 against Vallon FC
Drew 2-2 with Ventforet Kofu

On Japanese Culture…
“Japan is a very clean country. I noticed that there is no litter on the streets and the people choose to recycle items rather than throw them as waste. This is something we can learn from them in helping Singapore become a cleaner and greener city. The Japanese were also very kind and helpful which made our time in Japan a really enjoyable one.” – Aniq Raushan Mohamad Azra

On Areas For Improvement…
“Our team faced eventual winners Regista in our first game of the competition. They were very fast and had good technical abilities. Moreover, the players were able to make quick and insightful decisions in various situations during the game. Despite losing to Regista, we made a quick comeback in the competition and played well. Personally, I met all expectations I had set for myself except for missing a penalty in our last game. Since returning from Japan, I have been practising on taking penalties during training to make full use of all opportunities presented to me in future games.” – Andrew Aw Yong Rei

When Sport Champions Champion For Others
Values In Action

Posted: 14 October 2016

Singapore Sports School student-athletes are expected to be Sport Champions, Champions for Sports as well as Champions for Others as they seek to give back to society and help the less-fortunate. Such activities take place all-year round and last week, the Football and Track and Field Academies carried out some meaningful commitments.

Climb For Rainbows

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Climbing stairs is an activity that we do and not think much about, pretty much like brushing teeth and washing face. But there are children with chronic medical conditions who are unable to carry out these daily deeds.

It was therefore heartening to see 54 student-athletes from the Track and Field Academy participating in the "Climb for Rainbows" event at Suntec City on 8 October 2016 to raise funds and awareness for Club Rainbow (Singapore).

Greening Green

Gail Chia
Executive, Strategic Communications

More tree saplings were planted on 12 October 2016 to further green the Woodlands Park Connector behind the Singapore Sports School campus.

Student-athletes from the Football Academy care for the environment by carrying out regular maintenance of trees and picking litter at the Park Connector. This partnership with National Parks Board started in 2015. 

Swimmers, Paddlers Put Up Big Show
2016 Thailand Sports School Games

Posted: 15 September 2016

Singapore Sports School swimmers and table tennis players scored big at the 19th Thailand Sports School Games in Chonburi from 25 July to 5 August 2016.

The Swimming Academy was crowned Boys’ and Girls’ Overall Champions – thanks to a haul of 20 golds, 7 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Mitchell Ang Li, Owen Teo Bo En, Sarah Chue Wen Xin and Vanessa Ong were our top swimmers as they turned in 2 gold medals each. Sarah also finished the Games with two Meet Records.

Meanwhile, Andy Wong Yan Kai secured 3 gold medals to become the Table Tennis Academy’s top performer, although it was his female counterparts who won the Girls’ Overall Champion Trophy after claiming gold in five events.

In track and field, our student-athletes competed in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions. Altogether, they won 12 golds, 9 silvers and 7 bronzes.

In football, our team reached the quarter-finals of the U16 tournament, but was prevented from advancing when it took a 0-3 defeat from Bangkok.

Sports School sent 94 student-athletes to participate in the football, swimming, table tennis and track and field competitions and they returned with 40 golds, 18 silvers and 21 bronzes.

Swimming (U14)
50m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Mitchell Ang Li

100m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Candice Ang Ruo Han

200m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Jordan Ong Jun Han

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke( Boys)
1 Jordan Ong Jun Han
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Julia Lium

50m Butterfly (Boys)
3 Andre Kang Wen Ming

50m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

100m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

200m Individual Medley
1 Mitchell Ang Li
3 Sean Patrick

50m Freestyle (Girls)
2 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

100m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

200m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

200m Freestyle (Girls)
3 Raeann Tan

1500m Freestyle (Boys)
1 Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi

Swimming (U16)
50m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Darra Quek Ting Yi

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
2 Darra Quek Ting Yi

200m Backstroke (Boys)
2 Nicholas Rachmadi

200m Backstroke (Girls)
2 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
3 Darra Quek Ting Yi

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Ng Jian Yan

50m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Choo Yi Xuan

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Ng Jian Yan
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

100m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Jasmine Tan
2 Choo Yi Xuan

200m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Dynes Quek Yi Chen
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

50m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

200m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Renee Wee Yu Ting

Swimming (U18)
50m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Aaron Shane Tan Wen

Table Tennis (U14)
Singles (Girls)
1 Lu Hua Yu
2 Jassy Tan Li Lin
3 Koh Jia Qi

Team (Girls)
1 Corissa Cheng Yoke Sum, Jassy Tan Li Lin, Koh Jia Qi, Lu Hua Yu

Table Tennis (U16)
Singles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai
2 Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun
3 Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Singles (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe
3 Tan Ker Hui

Doubles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun

Team (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun, Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Team (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe, Lew Yen Lin, Tan Ker Hui

Table Tennis (U18)
Singles (Girls)
1 Tan Hui Li

Track and Field (U14)
100m (Boys)
3 Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli

100m (Girls)
3 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff

200m (Boys)
1 Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

800m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton

4x100m (Girls)
1 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff, Nur Ria Isabelle Suhimi, Nurul Insyirah Mohamed Faisal, Zann Oh Shuyu

4x100m (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang, Lucas Lim Yi Liang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

4x400m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton, Chin Yi Yang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

100m Hurdles
3 Rachel Cheong (Zhong Xinfang)

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang
2 Andrew George Medina

High Jump (Girls)
2 Yasmeen Marie Lutfi

Track and Field (U16)
100m (Girls)
3 Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid

4x100m (Girls)
1 Diane Hilary Pragasam, Ismi Zakiah Kashful Anwar, Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid, Raine Oh Shuqin

4x100m (Boys)
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Nur Syarin Zahari, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

4x400m (Boys) 
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Mohamed Zulkhairi Putera Mohamed Zali, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

110m Hurdles
1 Chong Wei Guan

400m Hurdles
1 Shawn Jong Tze Chean

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chong Wei Kit
2 Muhammad Hazim Ismail

High Jump (Girls)
3 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Long Jump (Boys)
2 Raeshon Loo Wei Ming

Pole Vault (Girls)
1 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Triple Jump
2 Arfan Azhar

Track and Field (U18)
100m Hurdles (Girls)
2 Nur Izlyn Zaini

110m Hurdles (Boys)
3 Jay Choo Zhan Xian

High Jump (Boys)
1 Ryan Teo Tze Jun

Long Jump (Boys)
3 Gary Wee Wei Zong

2 Kang Jun Jie

Football (U16)

Winners Put Others Before Sefl
Singapore Sports School Roar Award

Posted: 15 September 2016

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Erasmus (left) and Putra (right)

Resilience, sportsmanship and service led the way to three student-athletes being presented with the Singapore Sports School’s Roar Award on 30 August 2016.

Swimmer Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing cut his knee while warming up for the 1,500m Freestyle final at the 8th Asean School Games in Chiangmai, Thailand, in July. The open wound required 13 stitches. But when the race started with the doctor’s blessings, he put away his attention on the pain and focused only on his 30-lap swim. He won a bronze medal.

“I wasn’t swimming as Erasmus Ang; I was swimming as a competitor from Singapore. Modern Singapore has overcome many difficulties and threats to its sovereignty, and is now a respected world-class nation. I wasn’t going to let a cut in the knee cast any doubts on our country’s resilience. I had to swim no matter what. I think it was the need not to fail that spurred me on to win the bronze medal,” said Erasmus of his 17min 31s swim. 

Nicholas Rachmadi was recognised for his show of sportsmanship. At the 19th Thailand Sports School Games in July, Nicholas touched the wall third in the 100m backstroke, but was named the silver medallist after officials penalised second-place finisher Parvin Rajendran from Malaysia for swimming in the wrong lane. Nicholas felt that Parvin had beaten him squarely, and he gave him his silver medal.

For footballer Putra Anugerah Sahrin, it was literally a case of “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” when he piggy-backed fellow footballer Marc Ryan Tan Wei Ming, who was hobbling on crutches, to Palm Valley at Singapore Botanic Gardens for the School’s National Day Observance Ceremony. 

The Sports School’s Roar Awards recognise student-athletes for their outstanding display of respect, integrity, responsibility, excellence, resilience and sportsmanship. Bowler James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong, gymnasts Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling and Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling were Term 3’s other nominees.

4 Receive Prestigious HPU18 Award
Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 June 2016

Singapore Sports School’s “B” Division football team successfully defended their title in the North Zone Schools Championships final on 13 April 2016.

The team had a successful tournament, beating 2015 runner-up Sengkang Secondary School in Round 2 of the competition to progress to the semi-finals. Sports School recorded 4-1 victories over Woodlands Secondary School and Bowen Secondary School in the Semi-Finals and Final.

Despite chalking up impressive statistics of 96 scored goals and conceding just 6 over 11 games, the “B” Boys are reminded to remain humble as they head into the national rounds.

“At Singapore Sports School, the development and progress of players is our priority; results are simply a byproduct of their hard work and training. We strive towards playing good and attractive football – with superior technique and smart decision-making as key ingredients, seasoned well with desire, passion and hunger,” said Senior Coach Rob Johannes Maria Servais.

“Communication is critical in team sports. An improvement in this aspect will definitely help the ‘B’ Division team in the National Schools Championships. The team will continue improving on its tactical and technical skills to raise the quality of football in the upcoming competitions.”

In the “C” Division tournament, the team consisting largely of Secondary 1 student-athletes, made up for their lack of height and physique in technique and skill. The “C” Boys grew from strength to strength as the competition progressed, winning 7 out of 8 games to reach the semi-finals. A 0-1 defeat to Sembawang Secondary School in the semi-final match put them in the running for the bronze medal. The team rose to the occasion to clinch the bronze medal on 7 April 2016 and will also progress into the national rounds.

Omiya, Sports School Exchange Skills
Omiya Ardija Training Exchange

Posted: 15 April 2016

From 14 to 20 March 2016, 16 Japanese youth footballers were seen around the Singapore Sports School campus. A team from Omiya Ardija’s football academy, comprising U16 players and three U14 players, came to Singapore for a training exchange with Sports School’s Football Academy. 

The Sports School inked a partnership with the J.League club on 23 November 2015 to provide more opportunities for our footballers to learn from stronger and more skilful players. A team of Sports School U14 and U15 footballers benefitted from the experience of a week-long training stint with the Omiya academy, in unfamiliar weather conditions, in November 2015.

Friendly matches were organised for the Japanese team against Sports School’s U16, NFA U17 and NFA U18 teams. The U16s displayed good defensive skills, maintaining a clean sheet throughout the 90-minute match. The NFA U17 game also ended with a draw between both teams, while the NFA U18s were defeated 1-2.

In addition to physical training, the Japanese footballers and coaches further exercised their brain through English lessons conducted by Ms Chia Bee Teck, former Assistant Director, Boarding and Business.

One of the advantages of the partnership between both academies is the potential for information sharing between coaches. Sports School’s football coaches were able to pick up training tips and advice from the Japanese club, whom are leaders in youth football coaching in Japan, to improve the quality of football in Singapore.

Results of Friendly Matches
Singapore Sports School U16 v Omiya Ardija: Drew 0-0
NFA U17 v Omiya Ardija: Drew 1-1
NFA U18 v Omiya Ardija: Lost 1-2

Come Face To Face With Football Stars In An MRT Train
S.League-SMRT Media Collaboration

Posted: 15 February 2016

Photo courtesy of Ko Po Hui

Commuters may find themselves stepping on to a “football pitch” and coming face to face with Singapore Sports School alumni Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Madhu M Mohana and Irfan Fandi if they board a train along the East-West MRT line.

This is because S.League, the professional division of local football, and transport operator SMRT, have inked a three-year media partnership which includes concept trains, screens showing goals and highlights, and club ads in MRT stations. The first S.League train runs along the East-West line, and passes match venue Jalan Besar Stadium near the Lavender MRT station.

Qaasimy, is a Geylang International Football Club defender, while Madhu is a Warriors defender. Irfan, who is adept in the midfield as well as striker positions, plays for Home United FC. They are among the many S.League stars featured in the S.League train.



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TNP Dollah Kassim Award Recipients
Since the inception of The New Paper Dollah Kassim Award in 2010, Singapore Sports School Football Academy's past and present student-athletes have been crowned winners six out of the seven editions of the award.

2016 Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime
2015 Joshua Bernard Pereira
2014 Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi
2013 Muhammad Hazim Faiz Hassan
2012 R Aaravin
2011 Adam Swandi

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Adam Swandi playing for FC Metz
Click here to watch Adam's development at FC Metz. (Uploaded on May 13, 2013)

Singapore Sports School football Muhaimin Suhaimi
Click here to watch Muhaimin Suhaimi in action. (Uploaded on Jul 27, 2011)




Lion City Cup

Singapore Sports School footballers have opportunities to compete in the Lion City Cup as part of the National Football Academy team. In many instances, Sports School student-athletes make up more than half of the starting lineup of each game. The U16 tournament has seen the participation of international teams like Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham.

Maebashi Mayor’s Cup (Japan)

Sports School sends its U13 football team to the Maebashi Mayor’s Cup in Japan to gain exposure. The tournament sees the participation of teams from J.League Academies, Australia, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. In 2015, 48 teams participated in this elite youth competition.

Thailand Sports School Games

 The Thailand Sports School Games is an annual multi-sports event held in Thailand, with the 13 Sports Schools in Thailand taking turns to host the Games. Singapore Sports School's Football Academy has been a perennial participant in the Football competition in the Games since 2005.

Both our Under 14 and U16 teams have competed in these games on an annual basis. It is a key development platform as it provides our boys, especially the U14 age-group with opportunities to pit their skills against their Thai counterparts. Beyond football technicalities, footballers have an additional opportunity to experience and build on travelling and overseas competition habits and routines that will come in handy later on in their sport development.


Omiya Ardija Training Exchange

The Omiya Ardija training exchange programme provides the following opportunities:
Four selected Sports School student-athletes will get to train and compete with the Omiya Ardija Under 14 and U15 team for up to a month
One Sports School team comprising Under 14 and 15 boys will train with Omiya and play friendly matches with J.League Youth teams
Omiya Ardija players will in turn come to Sports School for training and friendly matches
Click here to read more about the partnership.

Academy Training Tour

Sports School’s Football Academy organises a training tour for its student-athletes yearly. The Academy has been to Chonburi Football Club (Thailand) and Villa 2000 Football Club (Indonesia). Student-athletes undergo an intensive week-long stint of training and sparring matches. Both clubs provide a high level of competition for our student-athletes and exposes them to different types of tactical play.

NFA Trips (Training Tours, Overseas Attachments)

Football Academy student-athletes who are part of the Football Association of Singapore's National Football Academy age-group teams have opportunities to participate in training tours and overseas attachments.

These are some training and competition opportunities provided by NFA.
  • NFA training tour to Japan (J-Green Sakai, Osaka; Tokinosumika Sports Centre, Shizuoka)
  • NFA training tour to Thailand (Chonburi, Bangkok)
  • NFA competition tour to Hong Kong (Jockey Club International Youth Tournament)
  • AFC Football Festival (Brunei/Sabah/Vietnam)
  • AFF Football Competitions (Cambodia/Laos/Thailand/Myanmar)
  • AFC Football Competition (North Korea/China/Hong Kong)
  • Individual Training Attachment (France/Germany/England)

Individual Training Attachment
Top age-group footballers have the privilege to be selected by the FAS to participate in training attachments overseas. Several past and present student-athletes – such as Adam Swandi, Benjamin James Davis, Muhammad Hami Syahin Said and Muhammad Saifullah Mohammad Akbar – have been exposed to training with foreign youth clubs like FC Metz and Eintracht Frankfurt. Adam’s NFA training stint with FC Metz resulted in a 2-year contract to train with the youth team in Metz.

Sports School student-athletes are able to benefit from the partnerships FAS has with foreign clubs to further their development in the sport. For example, in June 2015, student-athletes Secondary 2 student-athletes Elijah Lim Teck Yong, Mohamad Hamizan Mohamad Hisham and Muhammad Nur Adam Abdullah were sent by FAS for a month-long training stint with J.League Academy Matsumoto Yamaga FC. In March 2016, Hamizan will be heading to France to train with Saint-Étienne FC’s U15 side.


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Gregory Tan Yam Kai
Senior General Manager
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Head Coach
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Senior Coach
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Senior Coach
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