Monday, June 18, 2012
LIONSXII RAN RIOT AGAINST SABAH WITH A 9-0 VICTORY
It was a night to remember for LionsXII and the 6,289 fans at th...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
HOME UNITED BASKETBALL CLUB WINS FOURTH WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Home United Basketball Club won the 2012 Women’s National ...
Monday, June 04, 2012
SINGAPORE FOUGHT OFF DETERMINED INDONESIA TO WIN MEN’S UNDER-23 AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO GOLD
Singapore and Indonesia went head-to-head in the men’s Und...
Friday, June 01, 2012
SOUTHEAST ASIA FINEST AQUATIC STARS TO COMPETE IN INAUGURAL SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 01, 2012
Shape Run 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SINGAPORE WATER POLO MEN’S TEAM KICKS OFF SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH AN EMPHATIC WIN OVER THAILAND
Singapore kick started their bid to prove they are the region...

Entries for June 2011

Anything but Different

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Singapore Ready For World Class Challenge

Our netballers are banking on home support and experience ahead of the Mission Foods World Netball Championships 2011. (Photo: Netball Singapore)&nb...;
 

Young Heroes Show Promise in Gritty Display

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Coaches Corner: Fernando Alegre

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Team Singapore Puts a Smile on Young Faces

 
As Zena Sim, the rising starlet of the National Table Tennis Team traded a flurry of rallies with her counterpart, the “ooohs and aaahs” echoed excitedly across the sports hall.
 
Each time a good shot was made, the spellbound children broke into a hearty applause with grins etched across all of their faces.
 
No, this was not just another competition but Team Singapore making an appearance to bring cheers of a different kind.
 

 

Albirex Aiming for S.League Title

 
After last night’s 1-0 win at home over Balestier Khalsa, Albirex Niigata now set their sights on the S.League title.

 

The win puts them in the top four, just seven points behind league leaders Home United and just four points behind third place SAFFC whom they beat 6-3 back in April.

 

Though finishing in the top four would be an achievement itself, considering that their highest ever finish in the S.League was fifth place (2004), head coach Koichi Sugiyama is not settling for anything more than the coveted title.

 


 

Fundamental Movement Skills Development Plan to Lay Foundation for Physical Literacy in Children

The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is laying the tracks that will take Singapore’s sporting journey into a new era. The SSC’s new Fundamental Movement Skills development programme will ensure that children in Singapore acquire the motor skills necessary to achieve physical literacy—the starting point towards the development of more specialised sports skills and the first step on the road to life-long active living.
 

Future Looks Bright for Singapore Football

 
Packing the stadium with over 5,000 fans, the Singapore U-15 and U-16 sideS gave our local football fans something to sing and cheer about.

 

The Singapore fans were in high spirits throughout the night and even though their singing might have been drowned out by the samba drums, the finals of the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup seems to have heralded a new dawn for Singapore football.

 


 

Singapore’s First Appearance in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games


Singapore is already in the running for a ‘medal’ in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games even before the start of the competition.

Singaporean Choo Wai Kit’s design was shortlisted and is one of the 168 short-listed entries in the Medal Design Competition organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Wai Kit attributed his motivation to participate in the design competition to all exciting memories of the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Even though he is not an athlete, Wai Kit feels that this form of participation is equally exciting for him.
 

Singapore U-16 to Play CR Flamengo in Lion City Cup Final

 
They won the hearts of a nation with their performance at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), they are probably the only local football team that can fill the entire Jalan Besar Stadium with football fans and last night, the Singapore U-16 boys showed once again why they are the football darlings of the nation.

Kicking off in the earlier semi-final match, the Singapore U-16 boys held their nerve and progressed to the finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup after beating Juventus FC U-15 4-3 on penalties.



 

Strong Showing by Singapore Fencers at Hong Kong Fencing Open 2011

 
With less than four months to go to the 2011 SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Singapore fencers delivered a welcome boost to their preparations during the weekend of competition at the Hong Kong Fencing Open 2011. It was an all-Singaporean Final in the Men’s Foil individual event as Wu Jie, 30, clinched the Gold medal by beating National team mate, TanYuan Zi. Wu Jie, who only finished in 10th place in the same competition last year, eventually defeated Yuan Zi, 15-11 in the final. Wu Jie and Yuan Zi led Matthew Lam, who finished in 6th, and Eugene Choo in the top-16 placings. There were a total of 81 fencers in the Men’s foil individual event.

 

 

70,000 Set to ‘Run for a Reason’ as Registration Opens for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2011 promises something for everyone - with greater race engagement, community involvement, and exciting experiences.

 

SCMS’ organiser, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is increasing its efforts to enhance the race experience for runners this year, and is exploring ways to move the baggage collection point closer to the Padang from the F1 Pit building, heeding the feedback received by participants last year.

 


 

Dream Final Still On

Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.

With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Dream Final Still On


Wednesday 22nd June was a good night for Singapore football as both the Singapore U-15 and Singapore U-16 teams safely progressed to the semi-finals of the 23rd Lion City Cup.
 
With both teams having avoided facing each other in the semi-finals, the dream of seeing two Singapore teams lining up against each other in the final at the Jalan Besar stadium is still very much alive.
 

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011

 
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) announced today a brand new non-competitive race category, the 5km Fun Run, for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2011, to further cater to runners of all ages and levels, enhancing the Marathon’s reputation as an all-inclusive race.

Building upon the success of the SCMS last year which saw a record 60,000 runners along three different routes, the SCMS 2011 is aiming to attract 70,000 participants and the Organiser believes the introduction of the new 5km Fun Run will further engage runners from all walks of life, in addition to the already expansive range of race categories including the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, Kids Dash and the Ekiden.

 

Hungry Cubs Unlucky to Draw

 
Standing tall with his chest pumped out, Dhukilan Jeevamani was having one of the biggest days of his life.

 

With Youth Olympic Games (YOG) football captain Jeffrey Lightfoot out with a calf injury, Dhukilan was entrusted with the captain’s armband and led his team out for the first time.

 

“Jeffrey was the YOG captain and he did a great, I just want to do a good job like he did,” said Dhukilan as he turned in a Man-of-the-Match performance.

 


 

Singapore Dishes Out Another Thrashing

 
The Singapore under-18 hockey team displayed another sterling performance and whipped a depleted Kazakhstan team, 18-0 in last night’s Under-18 Hockey Asia Cup match at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium.

 

It was clear right from the start of the match that Singapore was hungry for a win. The boys wasted no time and opened the floodgates in just two minutes. It became clear that these boys were charged up as they wasted little time celebrating even after scoring. They just wanted to get the match going and score as many goals as they could. And this they did.


 

Singapore Under-15s Thrill in Comeback Victory

 
 
In 2010, it was a group of 15-year-olds that brought our nation to its feet by winning the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) football Bronze medal and in the process, winning the hearts of a nation.

Fast forward 2011; it is yet another group of 15-year-olds that will be the talk of the town for some time to come.

Kick starting the 23rd edition of the Lion City Cup, our Team Singapore Under-15 (U-15) boys showed that they possessed finesse, determination and strength as they came from behind to beat Newcastle United’s U-15 boys, 4-3.

 

Under-15s Set to Roar at Lion City Cup


The Lion City Cup, Singapore’s oldest football tournament that was founded in 1977 is set to kick-start today!

With top youth teams such as Juventus, Everton, Newcastle and CR Flamengo making the long flight down, organisers are hoping that in terms of football experience, this tournament will be the best edition yet.

The Singapore U-15 boys are set to kick-start the tournament with a match against the Newcastle U-15s and there is something about our boys that could make them the surprise package of the tournament.
 

Gu Juan the Sole Survivor

On a day where our both of our Women’s Double teams were knocked out, Women’s Single Gu Juan stepped up to the mark to progress to the quarter finals to be played later today.

 

For a moment it seemed that she too might have been on her way out, losing her first set 16-21 to Japan’s Ai Goto. With the local crowd cheering vociferously and national coach Luan Ching giving her some words of wisdom after the first set, Gu Juan put up a badminton master class.

 

 

Shinta and Yao Lei Give Singaporeans Reason to Cheer

 
Local badminton fans had a reason to cheer as Singapore’s women’s defending champion pair of Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei emgerged victorious yesterday.

 

The first Singaporeans in 20 years to win a title at the tournament last year, the defending champions progressed to the last 16, but only after a tricky game over England’s Mariana Aganthangelou and Heather Olver at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

 

 

Five Star Home Enjoy Woodlands Rout

 
Home United made light work of severely depleted Woodlands as they swept to a dominant 5-1 home victory to advance to the RHB Singapore Cup quarterfinals.

 

Barely breaking a sweat, the Home United players were treating this like a warm-up match for their quarterfinal date with current league leaders Tampines Rovers.


 

Singapore Selection Unlucky to Lose

 
This was not the main international team or let alone the under 23 team that went down under for training but though the scoreboard at the final whistle showed Singapore 1 Kuwait 2, these group of boys certainly churned out an A-grade performance.

With only four days to train and missing potential match winners such as Shahdan Sulaiman and Hariss Harun, V. Sundramoorthy’s Singapore Selection team acquitted themselves well against Kuwait’s Olympic team.

 

Daigo Saito emerges champion as the cream rises to the top

Daigo Saito of Team Spark Motorsports joined the pantheon of champions, becoming only the third driver to take the much-coveted crown of the fourth edition of VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 Presented by Achilles Radial at the F1 Pit Building today.

 

It was a double victory for the team, with the Japanese champion and third-place winner Ken Gushi (USA) propelling Team Spark Motorsports’s charge to take home the inaugural Team Championship trophy with 183 points. Singapore is the first formula drift championship in the world to introduce the award for the best team performance.

 

 

Singapore’s Jason Tan Drifts to the Next Round

The VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 kicked off in spectacular fashion, with Malaysian Tan Tat Wei from team Goodyear Malaysia leading the pack in yesterday’s qualifying session.

His compatriots, Ivan Lau Tew Chung from LTM Bridgestone and Ee Yoong Cherng from GT Radial Drift Team were placed second and third respectively. Both showed great amount of skills on what deemed to be a tricky and difficult circuit. Tan had the best run of the day scoring 73.7 points to top the standings with a stunningly fluid run that showed great amounts of car control. Singapore’s Jason Tan was the sole qualifier in yesterday’s showdown.

 

Cheetahs kill off Tigers

 
With French international footballer Sidney Govou, Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong and the home fans rooting for them, Hougang United were made to work extremely hard for the victory against the Young Tigers B team from Malaysia. To the surprise of many, the determined Young Tigers gave the S.League outfit a run for their money.

Scoring the solitary goal in extra time, few would have expected such an even battle especially since the oldest member from the Young Tigers is only 19 years old.
 

 

A Rare Gem

 
“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death…I can assure you it is much, much more important than that” - Bill Shankly.

It is precisely that fire and passion that got a 19-year-old Delwinder Singh to where he is. Barely six months into his professional football career, Delwinder is on the verge of living his dream of representing our nation.


 

Forty-four drivers confirmed for VIP Formula Drift Singapore

 
Hailing from the best in Southeast Asia and internationally this weekend’s VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011 Presented by Achilles Heels, will see a stellar line-up of 44 drivers. Held at the F1 Pit Building on 11 and 12 June 2011, the fourth edition will see champions and top drifters go neck-to-neck for the champions title on the first leg of Formula Drift 2011 Asia Pro Championship.

 

 

Lions Savour Maldivian Meal

Regaining their hunger and bite, the Lions despatched the Maldivians with ruthless efficiency.

 

With a chorus of voices singing, “You’ll never beat the Lions!” the revamped squad certainly gave the 2000 strong fans something to sing about.

 

There were no long balls punted hopefully into the box and no defensive lapses. But more importantly, the Lions played with hunger and conviction, quickly closing their opponents down and making every pass count, their performance was certainly a joy to behold.


 

Singapore announce competitive team for Mission Foods World Netball Championships 2011

Singapore has announced an experienced team ahead of the Mission Foods World Netball Championships taking place in Singapore from 3rd - 10th July 2011.

 

At the Netball Singapore team announcement yesterday, Executive Director for Netball Singapore, Mr.Cyrus Medora, introduced the players who have been chosen by the National Selectors. The Team for the 2011 Mission Foods World Netball Championships include the following players:

 

Rock On

More than 600 men and women from around the region made their way to Millenia Walk to prove their rock-climbing skills over a period of three days Pumpfest 2011, a rock climbing event organised by students from the Nanyang Technological University, was held in the centre of the air-conditioned Millenia Walk mall and featured rock-climbers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia as well as local climbers.

The large scale of the event combined with the prime location attracted hundreds of spectators over three days from 3 to 5 June as they gathered to watch the climbers attack the rock wall.

 

Remy Relishing New Role



Having amassed an astonishing six Asian Games medals, including three golds, Remy Ong has established himself as an icon in the local sports fraternity.
 
Most recently, the 32-year-old clinched the 5th Kingdom International Open title in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, the victory was his first successful title defence in his long and illustrious career.
 

Singapore trounce Malaysia to set up final clash with South Korea


 
The last time that Singapore and Malaysia met on the rugby field, it resulted in a 25-23 win in Singapore’s favour.
 
This led to a cautious optimism among many for a similarly positive result when the two sides again clashed at the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Division 1 in Incheon, South Korea on 28 May. But the result was beyond what anyone dared hope for. Singapore trounced their rivals from across the Causeway 52-17.
 
 

More Racing and Rocking Beats Expected at VIP Formula Drift Singapore 2011



For the first time, motorsport fans in Singapore can look forward to a thrilling
combination of howling engines, screaming tyres, and an electrifying line-up of party beats and entertainment acts
as the fourth edition of the VIP Formula Drift Singapore Presented by Achilles Radial returns on 11 and 12 June
2011 at the iconic F1 Pit Building.
 

Singaporean in Title Contention

Singapore's top national bowler and two-time Saudi Open champion, Remy Ong put himself in a strong position for the 44th Singapore International Open Men's Open Masters title after finishing third in the first round on Friday.

Remy Ong was slow off the mark but managed to bowl 196 and 192 in his two opening games. The Singaporean then picked up the pace after some slight adjustments to knock down 234, 248 and 235 to stay with the leading duo of Khalid Al Dubyyan of Kuwait and Shaker Al Hassan of UAE.
 

Coaches Corner: Luan Ching



A man whose reputation precedes him, Luan Ching was instrumental in China’s victory in the prestigious Thomas Cup along with two Asian Championships. Rated as one of the world’s best players during his day, his personal honours also include victories in the All England Singles and the World Badminton Grand Prix.
 
 
 

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Receives S$9.75 Million in funding over three years


Standard Chartered Bank’s latest injection is largest-ever sponsorship for a local running event. (Photo: SSC)
 
The sports community in Singapore will have more reasons to run, as Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) announced their continued support of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) with a S$9.75 million injection to the event and a three-year partnership with event organiser Singapore Sports Council (SSC) till 2013.

 

Guest-of-Honour Major General (NS) Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, was on hand to witness this landmark announcement, heralding the largest-ever corporate sponsorship for a running event in Singapore.

 

 

SINGAPORE BOWLERS REMAIN HOPEFUL

National bowler Daphne Tan is still leading the local qualifying pool for the ladies open with her 2 best attempts score of 1293 and ahead of compatriots New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan.

 

National bowler Daphne Tan said, “I guess my continued training for the past few months had helped me to maintain consistency in my game so far. I am confident I can do well this year and hope to go into the stepladder finals”