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OVERVIEW

Shooting.png Singapore Sports School Shooting Academy trains in a world-class 10m shooting range on the school’s premises. The 30-bay range, built to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010, is fully equipped with an electronic target scoring system. This state-of-the-art shooting facility paved the way for the setting up of the Shooting Academy in 2012.

As shooting is not available as a Co-Curricular Activity in primary schools, the Shooting Academy conducts the Learn-To-Shoot programme quarterly to identify individuals that may have potential in the sport. Within three years of setting up the Academy, the Sports School produced its first world champion in the 10m Air Rifle event. Martina Lindsay P Veloso, then 14, beat the Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Kateřina Emmons to clinch the 2014 ISSF World Cup title.

Several student-athletes from the Shooting Academy have also achieved success in international competitions such as the World Junior and Southeast Asian Championships. This is testament of the success of the Learn-To-Shoot programme in identifying student-athletes with potential. The Academy also adopts a Long-Term Athlete Development approach in coaching, integrating sport science services and world-class coaching to deliver a premier youth shooting programme.


Admissions
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ACHIEVEMENTS


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Shooting Academy continues to produce national representatives for the Singapore Shooting Association. Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy develops shooters who successfully progress from the national youth to senior teams.

2018 Year of Induction Emily Kek Jia Yi, Emmanuel Chan En Yue, Gabriel Lim Kea Seng, Poh Yu Hao, Ricky Lim Yun, Shirlene Hew Yun Ting

2017 Year of Induction NIL 

2016 Year of Induction Adele Tan Qian Xiu, Cathering Shi,  Ho Xiu Yi, Ryan Dayne Phang

2015 Year of Induction Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman, Wong Ting Wei 

2013 Year of Induction   Fion Pan Cai Feng,  Martina Lindsay P Veloso, Yang Shuet Hwei 

2010 Year of Induction Cheng Jian Huan

2006 Year of Induction Aqilah Sudhir

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2018 – 18th Asian Games (Palembang, Indonesia): Martina Lindsay P Veloso, Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman, Shirlene Hew Yun Ting

2018 – 21st Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia): Emmanuel Chan En Yue, Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medals – Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Women’s 50m Prone Rifle), Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman, Poh Yu Hao

2018 – ISSF Junior World Cup (Suhl, Germany): Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Ho Xiu Yi (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team))

2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle), Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman

2017 – ISSF Junior World Championship (Suhl, Germany): Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Ho Xiu Yi (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team))

2016 – ISSF Junior World Cup (Gabala, Azerbaijan): Ho Xiu Yi (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team), Bronze Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle), Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman (Silver Medal – Men’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Muhammad Izzat Bin Junaidie (Silver Medal – Men’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Nurul Syafiqa Binte Nassaruddin (Silver Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team))

2016 – ISSF Junior World Cup (Suhl, Germany): Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Bronze Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Bronze Medal – Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Team))

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Cheng Jian Huan (Bronze Medals – Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Team), Women's 50m 3 Positions (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Wong Ting Wei

2015 – 2nd ISSF Junior Cup (Suhl, Germany): Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Ho Xiu Yi (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team); Bronze Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Individual))

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Cheng Jian Huan, Martina Lindsay P Veloso 

2014 – 27th ISSF World Cup (Munich, Germany): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)  
2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Cheng Jian Huan

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Bronze Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Aqilah Sudhir

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Aqilah Sudhir , Cheng Jian Huan

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Aqilah Sudhir (Gold Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pair); Bronze Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Individual)), Cheng Jian Huan (Silver Medal – 10m Air Rifle (Pair))

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Aqilah Sudhir (Silver Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Team); Bronze Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Individual))

News

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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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Learn-To-Shoot Programme

Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy delivers a comprehensive Learn-To-Shoot Programme with the intention of introducing primary school pupils from partner schools to the sport each year with the aim of inviting them to join the Academy in Secondary 1 for further development.

Participants are introduced to simple and modified shooting techniques suitable for young children who are new to the sport through a systemised curriculum.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

ISSF World Cup and Junior World Cup

The ISSF World Cup and Junior World Cup are elite open and youth competitions, respectively. Singapore representatives are selected by Singapore Shooting Association; however, Sports School’s shooters have been regular competitors in both international competitions.

Shooter Martina Lindsay P Veloso from the Academy’s first batch of shooters is an ISSF World Cup gold medallist. She also won the ISSF Junior World Cup Team silver medallist together with Sports School teammates Adele Tan Qian Xiu and Ho Xiu Yi.

Asia Shooting Championship

Singapore Sports School's shooters have frequently made the selection by Singapore Shooting Association to represent the country at this Championship. This opportunity exposees them to elite-level competition with the best shooters in Asia.

South East Asia Shooting Championship

This annual competition sees regular participation by Singapore Sports School’s shooters through selection by Singapore Shooting Association. Our shooters have the opportunities to pit their skills with the best in the region and have continued to fly the Singapore flag high each year.

Taiwan National Competitions

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy have additional opportunity to compete in Taiwan national competitions. Sports School’s shooters pit themselves against stronger rivals in the Taiwanese national meets, a series that takes place throughout the year.

Children of Asia International Sports Games

This multi-sport event is held once every four years. In 2016, the Shooting Academy was invited to participate in the 10m air weapon events. Sports School’s team of four shooters were able to experience high level competition against the top Asian shooters in the age-group.

Local Competitions

Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy strives to create an optimal environment and sufficient opportunities for the sport development of our student-athletes. Competition facilitates the development and improvement of an athlete’s performance. Therefore, the Academy is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible and exposing our shooters to different types of competition in the pursuit of excellence.

Some of the local shoots our student-athletes regularly participate in are:
  • Singapore Cups
  • Singapore Shooting Championship
  • NUS Invitational Shoot
  • NTU Invitational Shoot

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Pistol and Rifle Training Camp (Europe)

Besides regular overseas competitions, we also send our shooters to overseas training camps in Europe. The Academy has been to centres in Germany and Montenegro with experts who provide gun maintenance services. Student-athletes have their guns serviced and fine-tuned, and pellets matched to their guns to increase the accuracy of each shot. Postural analysis and eye testing are also conducted. Sports School’s shooters have also had opportunities to train alongside Olympic and world-class shooters.

STAFF

Senior General Manager Lim Chea Rong-Sports-23Feb16.jpg Lim Chea Rong
Acting Head Coach
Nigel Lim-Sports-23Feb16.jpg Nigel Lim Swee Hon
Coach and Range Executive
Ong Jun Hong_edited.jpg Ong Jun Hong
Coach
Song Haiping-Sports-23Feb16.jpg Song Haiping 
Coach
Melanie Sim.jpgMelanie Sim Shi Hui
Assistant Coach