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Programmes and Competitions

Pre-Singapore Sports School Programmes

PRIMARY 4 TO 6 INVITATIONAL TRAINING

Singapore Sports School collaborates with Singapore Badminton Association to identify Primary 4 to 6 pupils with potential in the sport. These selected pupils are invited to train with Sports School to enhance their sport development.

TRAINING CAMP FOR TOP 8 PRIMARY 4 AND 5 PUPILS

Singapore Sports School collaborates with the Singapore Badminton Association to invite the top eight athletes (four boys and four girls) in each level of Primary 4 and Primary 5 to attend an intensive training camp in the Sports School. Participants undergo sessions focused on improving their skill, technique and fitness. Players have opportunities to be talent-scouted and invited to join the National Intermediate Squad in secondary school.


Local and Overseas Competitions

Singapore Sports School student-athletes from the Badminton Academy have opportunities to compete at Junior and Senior Badminton Competitions.

ASIAN AND WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Badminton Asia Junior Championships is a tournament organised by Badminton Asia to crown the best junior badminton players (Under 19) in Asia.

The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organised by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (Under 19) in the world. The Championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: A mixed team championships (Suhandinata Cup), followed by an individual championships.

The Asian and World Junior team comprises mainly of athletes from Singapore Sports School. The best performance was a bronze medal in the U19 Boys Doubles event.

BADMINTON ASIA YOUTH UNDER 17 AND U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Badminton Asia Youth Under 17 and U15 Championships is a tournament organised by Badminton Asia to crown the best junior badminton players (Under 15 and 17) in Asia. The Championships is held annually.

Singapore Sports School student athletes regularly form a high percentage of athletes selected to represent Singapore in the above mentioned event.

Sports School student-athletes have successfully captured the U15 Girls Singles and Doubles titles, as well as the U17 Girls Singles and Doubles titles.

INTERNATIONAL AGE-GROUP COMPETITIONS

Student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School (SWS) programme have opportunities to compete in international tournaments in the BWF circuit yearly. Student-athletes pit themselves against the world’s best in their age-group and are exposed to different types of play.

Student-athletes gain valuable experiences which help in their development and progress into the national team.

NATIONAL AGE-GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

These are Singapore Badminton Association sanctioned tournaments. The purpose in the participation of the local SBA sanctioned competition is for the player to earn local ranking points in the ranking system.

This system will also be used to determine the player’s seeding for all competitions.


Special Programmes

OVERSEAS TRAINING CAMPS

The Badminton Academy sends its student-athletes for overseas training camps each year. Badminton players train and spar with stronger and more skilful players which allows them to push their boundaries and stretch their potential.

In June 2016, the School-Within-A-School (SWS) badminton players had the privilege to participate in a training stint in Anhui, China, for two weeks. At the end of the year, they spent another two weeks in Thailand exposing themselves to a higher level of play. The players were able to train in world-class facilities and spar with top shuttlers in their age-group.

In October 2016, the Sports School also signed a sports exchange memorandum with Kochi Prefectural Board of Education. Starting from 2017, SWS student-athletes have an additional sparring opportunity with Asian shuttlers on top of the aforementioned overseas training opportunities.

HOSTING OVERSEAS TEAMS

Sports School occasionally hosts overseas teams for training stints. In January 2016, the Badminton Academy hosted the top 12 Japanese badminton players selected by the Japan Institute of Sports Science.

Lower Secondary student-athletes had sparring sessions with the Japanese and also underwent physical testing with them. The training intensity during the five days was optimal. Both teams pushed each other in every training session as the Japanese brought a new dimension into the training sessions conducted by the National Junior Coach of Japan.