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NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

2014 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Ashley Yim Kei, Gabriel Chum Jun Yong, Maxine Ng Hui, Tiffany Wong Jia Min

2013 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Enzo Chua, Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, Seth Teoh En

2010 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Angela Lim Shan Min, Charmaine Seah Shi Yi, Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

Major Games Representation

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

2014 – Davis Cup Group III Asia/Oceania Tournament (Tehran, Iran): Isaac Ong Yong JieMuhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam

2014 – World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying (Girls) (Kuching, Malaysia): Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMaxine Ng Hui

2014 – World Junior Tennis Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying (Girls) (New Delhi, India): Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMaxine Ng Hui

2014 – Junior Southeast Asian Games: Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMuhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam

2013 – Davis Cup Group IV Asia/Oceania Tournament (Dubai, UAE): Isaac Ong Yong Jie (Gold Medal – Men’s Team)

2013 – Southeast Asian Tennis Championships (Nonthaburi, Thailand): Angela Lim Shan Min (Bronze Medal – Women’s Doubles), Sherwin Foo Shi Yun (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team)

News

Sports School Ready For KL
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games Send-Off Ceremony

Posted: 15 August 2017


It all began in 2005 when Singapore Sports School sent seven student-athletes to the Southeast Asian Games in Manila. Six editions on and the number has increased by nearly 15 fold.

On 10 August 2017, Sports School organised its seventh send-off ceremony to recognise and cheer on its past and present student-athletes heading to the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games. Student-athletes and alumni will be competing in 17 out of 38 sports contested at the biennial Games.

The evening event was attended by Chairman of Sports School’s Board of Directors, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, who was guest-of-honour, Chef de Mission Mr Milan Kwee and his deputies Mr Mark Chay and Mr Lee Wung Yew. Each SEA Games-bound athlete received a board comprising all Sports School athletes heading to the 29th edition in Kuala Lumpur and the school mascot ROAR.

Sports School sent off its largest number of representatives at this year’s SEA Games. Over 100 past and present student-athletes have been given the nod from the Singapore National Olympic Council, with at least 40% of them making their debut at the Games. Amongst the 104 Team Sports School’s competitors, 45 of them are current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes. Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon from the Shooting Academy will also be part of the Team Singapore contingent.

In the last edition of the Games on homeground, Sports School athletes contributed a creditable 38 per cent of the gold medals won by Team Singapore. They garnered 32 golds, 19 silvers and 19 bronzes.

Competition began for the footballers and netballers on 14 August. Sports School wishes our student-athletes and alumni the very best as they do Singapore proud at the Games which officially begin on 19 August. We’re Ready for KL and will be backing all of you up!

Team Singapore Sports School at Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games
Athletics
Calvin Kang Li Loong
Dipna Lim Prasad
Kugapriya d/o Chandran
Nur Izlyn Zaini (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Veronica Shanti Pereira
Wendy Enn

Badminton
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Jason Wong Guang Liang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Lee Jianliang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Liang Xiao Yu
Loh Kean Hean
Loh Kean Yew
Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan (Secondary 4)
Ong Ren-ne (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Si To Jia Rong (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Tan Wei Han
Terry Hee Yong Kai
Yeo Jia Min (Post-Secondary)

Bowling
Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Cricket
Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)

Aquatics
Diving
Fong Kay Yian

Open Water Swimming
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)

Pool Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Hoong En Qi
Pang Sheng Jun
Roanne Ho Ru'En

Synchronised Swimming
Ariel Sng Kai Lin (Secondary 4)
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Miya Yong Hsing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)

Water Polo
Koh Xiao Li
Loke En Yuan
Naomi Yap Xiao Fei

Fencing
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Amita Berthier (Secondary 4)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Football
Adam Swandi
Ikhsan Fandi
Illyas Lee Si Qin
Irfan Fandi
Joshua Bernard Pereira
Lionel Tan Han Wei
Mohamad Hanafi Mohd Akbar
Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime
Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi
Muhammad Hami Syahin Said
Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi
Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi
Muhammad Shahrin Saberin
Muhammad Syahrul Sazali
Muhammad Zharfan Rohaizad

Golf
Callista Chen Wan Qing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching

Gymnastics
Artistic
Sean Yeo Xong Sean (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Zeng Qiyan (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Rhythmic
Avryl Tan Ying (Secondary 4)
Edlyn Ho Zen Yee (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Jael Chew (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Secondary 4)
Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling (Secondary 4)

Netball
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Pencak Silat
Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Hamillatu Arash Juffrie (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en
Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Nur Hakim Norshamsuddin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful
Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin

Shooting
Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 5)
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Tennis
Charmaine Seah Shi Yi
Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

Triathlon
Jeremia Christy Suriadi

Waterski & Wakeboarding
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Wushu
Chan Jun Kai (Secondary 4)

*All athletes are alumni unless otherwise stated.


Scholarship Brings Forth Opportunities
2017 Singapore Olympic Federation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Posted: 15 June 2017


In 2010, Singapore Olympic Federation started a scholarship with a donation from philanthropist Peter Lim to aid young athletes in fulfilling their sport aspirations. The SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship helps budding athletes chase their dreams by overcoming the financial obstacle.

On 30 May 2017, 22 Singapore Sports School secondary student-athletes were awarded the scholarship. They were amongst 335 youth athletes in the seventh batch of scholarship recipients from the Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and High Performance (Under 18) categories. Eleven post-secondary International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student-athletes also received the scholarship.

Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist and special guest Abhinav Bindra inspired scholars and those in attendance with a story of his journey to the coveted Men’s 10m Air Rifle title in 2008. His story spoke of resilience, of passion and of an undying desire to attain his goal despite the odds. Mr Bindra overcame disbelief from others, tried unconventional training methods to clinch India’s first Olympic gold medal in Shooting.

The High Performance scholarship recipients, presented to athletes under 18 years old, included synchronised swimmers Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (IBDP Year 6), Miya Yong Hsing (IBDP Year 5), shooter Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman (DSLM Year 2) and tennis player Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam (DSLM Year 3). All four student-athletes will be making an appearance at the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games in two months’ time.

“This is my second year being awarded the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship High Performance award and it’s definitely contributed to my sport development. The Scholarship indirectly increases my opportunities for overseas exposure which has resulted in a huge boost in my sport career. The financial burden on my family is very much reduced, especially when I travel frequently for competitions. I am also able to purchase suitable equipment and invest in proper nutrition for my development,” said Shaheed, a post-secondary student-athlete in Sports School’s customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management.

Irwan, who currently holds the Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Record at 624.4 points, has also benefited from the monetary boost. He has travelled to Germany for training camps on two occasions and trained under Mr Abhinav’s former coach, Heinz Reinkemeier.

Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence was at the award ceremony as guest of honour.


Shaheed's Precious ATP Point
2017 Singapore F1 Futures

Posted: 15 June 2017

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23 May 2017 – a date Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam will remember for some time. That was the day the tennis player earned his first Association of Tennis Professionals ranking point in the Men’s Singles. Shaheed won his first match in the 2017 Singapore F1 Futures to make his way into the top 16 in the tournament.

“It definitely feels great to have won the first ATP ranking point of my career! This is the very reason why we train every day, to get closer to our goal one step at a time. Getting on the ATP ranking list is definitely a step in the right direction. However, it doesn’t stop there for me. With the point in the bag, it serves as a motivation and fuel for my desire to chalk up more points in the Senior competitions.”

The post-secondary student-athlete defeated Jake Delaney of Australia in straight sets – 6-3, 6,4 – to advance into the Last 16 and secure his first ATP point. He is currently the only Singaporean with an ATP ranking point, and the second to earn an ATP point in the history of Singapore tennis after national teammate Roy Hobbs first did so in 2011.

Shaheed’s campaign in the first of the Futures Series, Singapore Leg ended when he lost to Japan’s Sho Katayama 7-6 (7-9), 4-6, 0-6 in the Last 16 two days later.

“The Hong Kong F1 Futures on 19 June is in my plan. I hope to earn more points when I head over for the Hong Kong leg, to increase my ranking leading up to the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games.”

The ATP rankings is valid for 52 consecutive weeks following the accumulation of the point, after which the rankings will be refreshed.


Shaheed Looks To More SEA Triumphs
2017 South-east Asian Men’s Team Invitational Tournament

Posted: 15 March 2017

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Singapore Sports School post-secondary student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam emerged champion in the South-east Asian Men’s Team Invitational Tournament on 10 March 2017 after defeating Indonesia’s Arief Rahman 6-4, 6-4 in the Men’s Singles final.

The tennis player on the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management through-train pathway is gearing up to the Davis Cup in April 2017 and another Southeast Asian Games representation in Kuala Lumpur in August.


Super Shanti Is RP’s Sportswoman Of The Year
Republic Polytechnic Sports Awards

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Singapore sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira is Republic Polytechnic’s Sportswoman of the Year. She also received Republic Honours and the Meritorious Gold award at RP’s Sports Awards on 24 July 2015. 

Shanti was asked to provide a video clip to accept her award in anticipation that she would be overseas. In the video clip, Shanti said that she is grateful to RP for selecting her as the Sportswoman of the Year.

“There are a few people I would like to thank because they have been journeying with me to where I am. Firstly, my family. They are my No. 1 supporters and they have been with me through thick and thin, and ups and downs. 

“Then, there’s my coach, Ms Margaret Oh. She has coached me for the past four years. She truly has my best interests at heart and wants to see me go the furthest that I can go in my sport career. She is also like my second mum, so I can’t be grateful enough to her.

“I also want to thank Singapore Sports School as well as Republic Polytechnic for providing the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme at the Sports School for athletes like myself. The RP-SSP DSLM programme has afforded me time and opportunity to excel in both sports and studies. I am able to train regularly for major meets like the recent Southeast Asian Games as well as attend classes and compete assignments.”

Shanti said the path taken by student-athletes poses many challenges, but she has no regret.

“It takes a lot for us to chase our dreams and achieve our goals. There’s a phrase that I recall whenever I feel tired and self-doubt: ‘It is never easy, but the best things in life never are.’ I live by this phrase of comfort and assurance because the best things in life come along with a whole lot of blood sweat and tears, but at the end of the day, achieving our dreams will rise above all of that.”

Altogether, 41 awards of various levels were presented to Singapore Sports School’s post-secondary student-athletes who are enrolled in RP’s Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme; all recipients are national athletes in badminton, bowling, golf, swimming, tennis, table tennis and track and field. Among them, nine received Republic Honours and three, the Most Valuable Player award.

Award Recipients
Sportswoman of the Year
Track and Field
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Republic Honours
Badminton
Terry Hee Yong Kai

Bowling
Javier Tan jun Juan
Joel Tan Eng An

Golf 
Marc Ong Chong Ching

Track and Field
Eugenia Tan Yan Ning
Muhammad Naqib Asmin
Tyra Summer ree
Veronica Shanti Pereira
Wendy Enn

Most Valuable Player
Badminton
Loh Kean Yew
Ninna Tan Ai

Table Tennis
Tay Jit Kiat

Meritorious Gold
Badminton
Loh Kean Yew
Ninna Tan Ai

Bowling
Joy Yap Jing Ying
Kuek Qi En
Marcus Kiew Jiawei
Tracy See Wan Zhen

Swimming
Malcolm Low Wei Yang
Oh Yao Jie

Track and Field
Eugenia Tan Yan Ning
Kerstin Ong Jing Rong
Muhammad Naqib Asmin
Tyra Summer Ree
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Meritorious Silver
Badminton
Ang Wei Jun
Deline Quek Chun Yi
Loh Kean Hean

Bowling
Alex Chong Wei Chien

Table Tennis
Tay Jit Kiat

Certificate of Merit
Badminton
Elaine Chua Yi Ling
Jason Wong Guang Liang
Tan Ming Shun

Swimming
Benedict Boon Ji Chao
Dylan Tan Junjin
Raphael Chau Yi Zhi

Tennis
Angela Lim Shan Min

Track and Field
Pan Shi Yu

Athlete Development Grant
Track and Field
Kerstin Ong Jing Rong


Isaac Makes Break To Earn Davis Cup Promotion
Davis Cup Group IV 2015

Michelle Ho  
Executive, Sports Administration  

Posted: 8 May 2015

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(From left) Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam and Isaac Ong Yong Jie

Sea Games-bound tennis student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam and alumni Isaac Ong Yong Jie and Sherwin Foo Shi Yun competed in Davis Cup Group IV 2015 in Bahrain from 27 April to 2 May 2015. Roy Hobbs was the other player in Team Singapore.

Singapore has earned promotion to Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group III after victories in the Group IV promotion play-offs.

“The first rubber, between Yong Jie Isaac Ong of Singapore and Jordan’s Mousa Alkotop, was possibly the match of the day. Alkotop took the lead but Ong fought back to force a deciding set, which he won in a tie-break for a 36 63 76 (2) win and a 1-0 lead to Singapore,” said a news article posted by the event organisers.



Shaheed Reaches Semis
8th ITF Malacca International Championship

Michelle Ho
Sports Administration Executive

Posted: 2 April 2015

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Secondary 4 student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam had an outstanding performance at the 8th ITF Malacca International Championship from 2 to 7 March 2015. He won four main draw matches in a row, beating high ITF-ranked players Jack Wong (Hongkong), Chen-Jui Ho (Taipei) and Louis Corker (Australia). He reached the semi-finals and played against the eventual winner, Yunosuke Tanaka  from Japan.