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OVERVIEW

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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.




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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.
Thank you.



Admissions
Interested applicants may find out more about admission into the Football Academy from the Information Sheet or at this page: https://www.sportsschool.edu.sg/admissions/admission-by-sport/secondary-school



ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


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

2014 Year of Induction  Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi

2013 Year of Induction  Adam Swandi, Muhammed Aqhari Abdullah, Muhammad Syazwan Buhari  

2012 Year of Induction  Pravin Gunasagaran 

2011 Year of Induction  Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, 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


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

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)


RESULTS
Group Stage
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.

Football
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 Skating
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.

Netball
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
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.
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By 马育真 (Ariana Beh Yoke Ching)
Shooting Academy, Secondary 1

代表新加坡体育学校参加在台湾举办的2018年中正杯射击比赛,是我经历的第一次国际赛事。比赛紧张、刺激,富有挑战性。通过比赛,我可以学会克服不熟悉靶场的困难,也学会如何管控压力。

这次在台湾的训练和比赛,教练指导我如何尽快地适应新的靶场和环境,如何集中注意力;学习怎样与其他射手交流。同时,我也学到怎么控制自己的心情,不让失败打扰我的射击动作和比赛过程。在比赛中,尽管我的资格赛成绩并不理想,但我在决赛中,打到242.6的高分,最终赢得比赛。

这次台湾训练比赛的经历,真的让我学到很多好经验,也学了很多新知识。我相信我的成绩会有更大提高,对此,我充满信心。

期待明年会有更多的国外比赛机会。

Translation
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.



Swimming
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.
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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

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Adam Swandi playing for FC Metz
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Singapore Sports School football Muhaimin Suhaimi
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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES



LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

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.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

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.

STAFF

Teng Wei Ken-Sports-23Feb16.jpgTeng Wei Ken
Technical Director,
Football Academy
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Gregory Tan Yam Kai
Senior General Manager
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Senior Coach