Singapore Sports School’s Football Academy focuses on holistic development of student-athletes and strives to provide a comprehensive football development programme comprising of local and overseas exposures through competitions and training exchanges.
Our Football Academy has strong partnership with Omiya Ardija, a top-tier J-League club with a strong youth development programme.
This collaboration allows selected footballers to train with one of the top youth academies in Japan. We recently extended our training base to Europe so as to expose our student-athletes to different playing styles and experiences. Our MOU with a sports school in Berlin, School in the Olympiapark - Poelchau - Schule, provides our student-athletes the opportunity to be attached to Hertha BSC, a Bundesliga football club. The knowledge and experience gained from such attachments with youth players in a world-class youth development setup is second to none.
|Midstream Recruitment For U14 Goalkeeper|
The Football Academy has a Goalkeeper vacancy in the U14 squad. If you are a 14 year-old Singaporean who is keen to try out for this position, the academy would like to invite you for a trial to assess your suitability. Please contact Mr Gregory Tan, Senior General Manager (Football Academy), at 91181589 to make an appointment.
Our Football Academy has produced 11 national representatives for Football Association of Singapore.
2018 Year of Induction Anders Eric Aplin
2017 Year of Induction Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad
2016 Year of Induction NIL
2015 Year of Induction Irfan Fandi Ahmad, Stanley Ng Yong Woo
2014 Year of Induction Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi
2013 Year of Induction Adam Swandi, Muhammed Aqhari Abdullah, Muhammad Khairulhin Mohd Khalid, Muhammad Syazwan Buhari2012 Year of Induction NIL
2011 Year of Induction Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Pravin Gunasagaran, Safirul Sulaiman
2010 Year of Induction Muhammad Syafiq Mohamed Zainal
2009 Year of Induction Madhu M Mohana, Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin, Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani
MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION
2018 – AFF Suzuki Cup: Irfan Fandi , Safuwan Baharudin , Ikhsan Fandi and Adam Swandi
2017 – South East Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Syahrul Sazali, Amirul Adli Azmi , Illyas Lee , Muhaimin Suhaimi , Muhelmy Suhaimi , Joshua Pereira , Adam Swandi , Ikhsan Fandi , Shahrin Saberin, Hami Syahin , Lionel Tan , Irfan Fandi , Zharfan Rohaizad , Hanafi Akbar and Rusyaidi Salime
2016 – AFF Suzuki Cup: Madhu Mohana , Safuwan Baharudin , Shahfiq Ghani and Syazwan Buhari
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
DOLLAH KASSIM AWARD RECIPIENT
|Started in 2010, the Dollah Kassim Award is an annual award handed to the most outstanding youth player aged 18 and below. The Award recognises footballing excellence and character.
2018 – Nur Adam Abdullah
2017 – Joel Chew
2016 – Rusyaidi Salime
2015 – Joshua Bernard Pereira
2014 – Muhd Muhelmy Suhaimi
2013 – Muhd Hazim Faiz Hassan
2012 – R. Aaravin
2011 – Adam Swandi
NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES TITLES
7 National Championships (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018)
9 North Zone Championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)
8 National Championships (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018)
8 North Zone Championships (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Overseas Teams Top ICC Table
2018 FAS U15 International Challenge Cup
Posted: 14 December 2018
The 2018 Football Association of Singapore Under 15 International Challenge Cup was a contest between six teams – three from Singapore and three from overseas. Singapore Sports School Football Academy student-athletes made representation in two local teams: Twenty for Sports School and 10 for the national U15 side. Team Sports School comprised a mix of footballers from Secondary 1, 2 and 3.
Group Stage matches were held at Sports School’s field, with Team Sports School’s best result being draws in two out of five matches during the 3rd ICC from 25 November to 1 December. The Singapore U15 team enjoyed a more positive performance with two wins to conclude the tournament ranked fourth. Team Sports School finished one rung below.
The overseas teams claimed the top three spots on the table, with Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim in the lead, followed by two-time champions Promotion Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF) and Japan’s Matsumoto Yamaga FC.
SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES
Singapore Under 15
Andrew Aw Yong Rei
Aniq Raushan Mohamad Azra
Brant Tan Jun Rong
Danial Iliya Khairuddin
Glenn Ong Jing Jie
Ian Faris Shahrin
Mohamed Sham s/o Syed Mohamed
Muhammad Aqil Dany Jash Ruzzman
Ong Yu En
Syarf Haqqani Teguh Nizam Helm
Singapore Sports School
Ashvin s/o Vela (Secondary 1)
Joaquin Anthony Vestering (Secondary 1)
Muhammad Fairuz Muhammad Fazli Koh (Secondary 1)
Raoul Suhaim (Secondary 1)
Adam Reefdy Muhammad Hasyim (Secondary 2)
Amir Syafiz Abdul Rashid (Secondary 2)
Gunhaa s/o Manimaran (Secondary 2)
Irfan Iskandar Iskandar (Secondary 2)
Junki Kenn Yoshimura (Secondary 2)
Khairin Nadim Rahim (Secondary 2)
Khoo Tze Tian (Secondary 2)
Mirza Shafaat Rizal Idwin (Secondary 2)
Muhammad Aqil Mohamed Yazid (Secondary 2)
Muhammad Erfan Nabil Amzah (Secondary 2)
Muhammad Hilman Norhisam (Secondary 2)
Muhammad Aizil Mohamed Yazid (Secondary 2)
Muhammad Hafizzuan Riduan (Secondary 3)
Muhammad Imran s/o Mohammad Zakariah (Secondary 3)
Raihan Ramlee (Secondary 2)
Singapore Under 15 v FAS COE Selection Team: Won 5-1
Singapore Under 15 v Johor Darul Ta’zim: Lost 1-2
Singapore Under 15 v Matsumoto Yamaga FC: Lost 0-3
Singapore Under 15 v Promotional Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents: Lost 1-3
Singapore Under 15 v Singapore Sports School: Won 6-0
Singapore Sports School v Johor Darul Ta’zim: Lost 0-3
Singapore Sports School v Matsumoto Yamaga FC: Drew 1-1
Singapore Sports School v Promotional Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents: Lost 0-4
Singapore Sports School v FAS COE Selection Team: Drew 1-1
Singapore Sports School v Singapore Under 15: Lost 0-6
International Experience Brings Development Opportunities
Overseas Training Camps
Posted: 14 December 2018
While most Singaporean children enjoy a holiday abroad during their year-end holidays, Singapore Sports School student-athletes also travel overseas, some to China, Japan, South Korea and Taipei; others to Thailand and even Australia and the United States – but all for a different reason. Student-athletes have opportunities to train and spar with their foreign counterparts to stretch themselves in their sport development.
Sports School’s partnership with football academy Omiya Ardija provides a chance for selected student-athletes to train with age-group players from the Japanese club and experience a different style of football so as to raise the quality of their game. Omiya’s professional senior team plays in the J2.League. Each year, up to four Football Academy student-athletes have an opportunity to train with Omiya for a maximum of one month. From 2 to 12 December 2018, Amir Syafiz Abdul Rashid (Secondary 2), Iman Hakim Ibrahim, Muhammad Ryaan Sanizal (Secondary 4) and Ong Yu En (Secondary 3) made their way to Omiya for their Japan experience.
For 10 days, they trained with the Japanese players, refining their skills and technical ability. Their fitness was put to the test as they were pushed by the faster and fitter footballers from Omiya.
Ice skaters Pagiel Sng Yie Ken and Trevor Tan Xuxuan departed on 30 October 2018 bound for the United States and South Korea respectively, to up their game on the ice. Pagiel, a Secondary 2 figure skater, honed his skills under the guidance of coach Robi Chambers in Denver, Colorado. His stint concluded on 28 November an intensive four weeks.
Meanwhile, Secondary 4’s Trevor was in Goyang, South Korea, till 1 December in preparation for his debut at the 2018 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He had the privilege of training with and learning from top South Korean speed skater which included Olympic medallists.
In addition to the training sessions, Trevor also competed at the 34th Korea Skating Union President Short Track Speed Skating Cup on 24 and 25 November 2018. He won 2 gold medals – the Men's 500m and 1,000m, setting a new personal best time of 44.602s in the shorter distance. His winning time bettered the Singapore National Under 18 and 16 records which he held. He subsequently bettered his time in the 500m at the World Cup event.
“I was getting about 6 to 8 hours of training a day throughout my month-long stint in Goyang. Training alongside Olympic medallists like Kwak Yoon-gy – a Vancouver 2010 silver medallist – and Kim A-lang – a gold medallist at Pyeongchang 2018 – and being able to interact with them motivated me to push myself harder so that I can one day be a world-class skater too. Technique-wise, I saw improvements as I refined my movements through watching and talking to them,” said Trevor.
By Muneera Noor Fadhil
Netball Academy, Secondary 3
Sports School Netball Academy’s Secondary 2 and 3 student-athletes had the privilege of attending a training tour in Melbourne, Australia, from 9 to 16 November 2018. The overseas trip exposes us to a higher level of netball, especially in preparation for the upcoming 2018 International Youth Netball Challenge from 24 to 30 November.
Engaging in combined training sessions and friendly matches with the Australians has helped to hone our skills, and learn and adopt different gameplays and set-ups. We were also fortunate to train under world-class coaches Marg Lind and Nicole Richardson who gave us tips on how to be a more strategic player on court. As we stepped outside of our comfort zone and adapted to a new living and training environment, my teammates and I learnt the importance of taking care of ourselves and looking out for each other. We had to ensure that we our time and finances were managed adequately, and that we had proper hydration and nutrition each meal – even cooking meals so that we obtain the optimal nutrients for recovery.
We had several cross-training sessions planned and we got to try my hand at boxing and pilates. I enjoyed the boxing session as the high intensity helps to improve our reaction and mental toughness.
Shooting Academy shooters participated in the 2018 Airgun International Competition from 13 to 17 November 2018 while in Taipei for a training camp. They won 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the Under 15 competition. Ariana Beh Yoke Ching, the Women’s 10m Air Rifle gold medallist, shares her lessons from the overseas trip.
By 马育真 (Ariana Beh Yoke Ching)
Shooting Academy, Secondary 1
The 2018 Airgun International Competition in Taipei was my first international event representing Singapore Sports School. The competition was intense, exciting and challenging. Through the competition, I learnt to overcome the difficulties of shooting in an unfamiliar range, and also cope with the pressure of competing with top age-group shooters from Taipei.
During the training sessions and competition, my coach, Coach Song Haiping, gave me guidance on how I could adapt to the new shooting range and environment as quickly as possible, how to maintain my focus, and how to interact with other shooters. At the same time, I also learnt how to control my emotions, instead of being affected by mishits. Despite not being up to mark in the qualifying round, I was able to shoot 242.6 points in the final to win the 10m Air Rifle event.
I’ve benefited from this overseas training and competition experience in Taipei and believe that it will contribute to higher scores in the coming year.
I look forward to more of such opportunities next year.
Twenty-two Sports School's swimmers raked in a tremendous haul of 49 medals – 14 gold, 27 silver and 8 bronze – at the 2018 Aichi Age-Group Swim Meet on 1 December 2018 while they were in Aichi, Japan, for a training camp from 28 November to 8 December.
Contributed by Carol Rachmadi (Secondary 1), Jerald Lium (Secondary 2), Candice Ang Ruo Han (Secondary 3),
Julia Lium (Secondary 4), Regine Goh Xuan Xuan (IBDP Year 5)
The overseas stint in Aichi developed us to be more independent and responsible people and athletes. All of us were given our own rooms to stay in during this trip, so we had to look after ourselves, as well as do our own laundry. Keeping track of time so as not to oversleep and ensuring that we had all the equipment necessary for training was important, instead of relying on reminders from our teammates. However, although this may sound contradictory, staying separately also made us more aware of looking out for our fellow teammates.
Being immersed in the Japanese culture was also an eye-opening experience. They were respectful, considerate and polite towards each other. This could be seen in the simplest of activities such as rinsing themselves before entering the pool to ensure that the pool remains clean for other swimmers. The Japanese swimmers also always greeted us even when we were passing by, which made us more conscious of greeting our coaches and staff whenever we met. Furthermore, the streets were litter-free and even public facilities like the toilets were extremely clean.
The importance of discipline and punctuality at training was evident amongst the Japanese swimmers, to the point that we entered and exited the pool exactly on time – not one minute earlier nor later.
The training programme in Japan was a tougher than what we’re used to in Singapore which helps make us stronger swimmers. Training was more intense as we swam further in shorter durations. The importance of teamwork and unity was more apparent during this trip. Encouragements from our teammates in between sets spurred us on towards completing our programme – no matter how tiring the session was.
Track and Field
Track and Field Academy student-athletes attended a five-day training camp in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15 to 20 November 2018. The 48 student-athletes had the opportunity to train alongside Thai athletes from Thammasat University to help push their boundaries and stretch their potential.
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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 eight out of the nine editions of the award.
2018 Muhammad Nur Adam Abdullah
2017 Joel Chew Joon Herng
2016 Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime
2015 Joshua Bernard Pereira
2014 Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi
2013 Muhammad Hazim Faiz Hassan
2012 R Aaravin
2011 Adam Swandi
PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS
PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES
LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS