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OVERVIEW

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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. 

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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 at our Open House or at:

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


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, Stanely 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 Buhari  

2012 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.

2019  –  Iman Hakim Ibrahim

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 

C DIVISION
7 National Championships (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018)
9 North Zone Championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)

B DIVISION
8 National Championships (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018)
8 North Zone Championships (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Ambassador Cup

Ambassador Cup is dedicated to further enhance Singapore-Japan relations through the global language of football, by bringing together Singaporean students and Japanese students in Singapore. 

The U-11 tournament is jointly organised by The Japanese Association of Singapore and Singapore Sports School, with the support of the Japan Embassy in Singapore and Japanese Cultural Society Singapore.

The 8 a-side day-long tournament attracts top local primary schools and Japanese clubs and academies and provides an opportunity for budding footballers to display their talent in a fun and enjoyable way. Talented local players are identified for further development and enrolment in Singapore Sports School at Secondary 1. 

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

Gothia Cup (China)

Gothia Cup is the world’s largest international youth football tournament. From 2016, Gothia Cup started a sister tournament in China, the Gothia Cup China. It is a new international tournament based on the same concept as the Gothia Cup, that is to create a meeting place for the world’s youth in the name of football. Singapore Sports School’s U13 team took part in its maiden competition in 2018. We emerged Second Runners-Up in that category. This competition will be featured in our yearly competition plans for our student-athletes.

International Challenge Cup U15

Singapore Sports School is the only school in Singapore which takes part in the International Challenge Cup U15 organised yearly by the Football Association of Singapore. This international competition features top club teams from Asia, namely, Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia), Promotional Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents (Vietnam), Matsumoto Yamaga Football Club (Japan). The National U15 and combined COE U15 team also compete in this tournament.

National COE U15 and COE U18 Leagues

Organised by the Football Association of Singapore, these two leagues provide our top local talents in the respective age groups a platform to compete against each other. Singapore Sports School is the only school in Singapore that competes in both the National COE U15 and COE U18 Leagues.

JSSL 7s/ League

Our teams compete in local tournaments apart from the National School Games. Our U13 team takes part in the JSSL U14 Super League. The JSSL 7s competition features strong overseas teams from the likes of Korea, Indonesia, Japan etc. Our U14 team did the school proud by emerging champions in the 2018 edition.

National School Games

As part of our development pathway, Singapore Sports School participates in the National School Games B and C Division football. The academy has won numerous titles and are the 2018 B and C Division National champions.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Academy Training Tour

Singapore Sports School’s Football Academy organises yearly training tours for its student-athletes. The Academy has been to Thailand, Korea, Australia, Japan, Indonesia etc. for our tours. Student-athletes undergo intensive week-long stint of training and sparring matches during such trips. These overseas Football Clubs/ Sports Schools provide a high level of competition for our student-athletes and expose them to different types of playing styles.

Omiya Ardija - Training Exchange

Omiya Ardija Football Club is a key partner of our football academy. Selected student-athletes will go for individual and/or team excellence attachments at the end of year. The training exchange programme provides our student-athletes with the opportunity to train and compete with the Omiya Ardija Under 14 and U15 teams. Friendly matches with J-League youth teams will also be organised.

Hertha BSC – Individual Attachment

Singapore Sports School’s Football Academy has an understanding with Hertha BSC, more famously known as Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e.V, for our student-athletes to training with their youth academies. Hertha BSC is an established professional club which plays in the Bundesliga, the top-tier of German football. Selected student-athletes will be attached to the club on a yearly basis to learn and train with their junior teams.

Overseas Attachment

A significant number of student-athletes and alumni represent the Singapore National Age-Group teams. These student-athletes have the opportunity to go for training and competitions with the age-group teams.

Examples of such trips:
  • Training tour to Japan (J-Green Sakai, Osaka; Tokinosumika Sports Centre, Shizuoka)
  • Training tour to Japan (J-Green Sakai, Osaka; Tokinosumika Sports Centre, Shizuoka)
  • Individual Training Attachment (France/Germany/England)
  • Training tour to Thailand (Chonburi, Bangkok)
  • Competition in Hong Kong (Jockey Club International Youth Tournament)
  • AFC Football Festival (Brunei/Sabah/Vietnam)
  • AFF Football Competitions (Cambodia/Laos/Thailand/Myanmar)

STAFF

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Technical Director,
Football Academy
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Gregory Tan Yam Kai
Senior General Manager
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Senior Coach