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Facility access will be given to SpexCarded athletes only, apply via contacting us here.

28th Nov 2017
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Guide for National Sportsman for Full-Pay Unrecorded Leave (FPUL) for sporting events


You must be a Singapore citizen and SpexCarded athlete to proceed below.

Step 1

  • Please fill up the FPUL form and send it to SAA
    • How to get the FPUL form? – Please contact us at SAA for the form, please indicate your unit either from MINDEF / MHA (SPF/SCDF).
  • Singapore Athletics will then forward the document to SportSG.
  • When SportSG receives the application, they will review the application, and will submit to MCCY for review.
  • MCCY will then submit the application to MINDEF / MHA (SPF/SCDF) for processing.
  • MINDEF/MHA is the only approving authority for NS FPUL/TO application. If only the application is successful, MINDEF/MHA HQ will inform the respective unit on the approval to release the sportsman for TO/FPUL.

Step 2

You will have to submit the form to us for every quarter.

  • For Q1 (April to June) – submit by end Feb.
  • For Q2 (July to September) – submit by end May.
  • For Q3 (October to December) – submit by end August.
  • For Q4 (January to March) – submit by end November.


  • This application may take at least 5 weeks and beyond, so please apply in advance.
  • NSF serving with less than 1 year of service – Basic sportsman benefits of TO and FPUL.
  • NSF serving 1 years after of service – Basic sportsman benefits of TO and FPUL plus SSS/HTSS emplacement.


  • Please consult your coach and NS unit before submitting the form.
  • Plan ahead as early as possible. The whole application process takes around 5-6 weeks (From the time SportSG receives the application) as required by MCCY and MINDEF/MHA.
  • Please allow us 3-working day to reply and acknowledge your application.
  • Any application not fully furnished or not in order with timelines, will not be endorsed.
  • All applications are to be endorsed by Singapore Athletics before submitting to SportSG.
  • No time-off will be granted whilst on Basic Military Training (BMT) and any vocational trainings subsequently.
  • A daily training attendance will have to be maintained by the NSF and submitted to Singapore Athletics each month.
  • Sportsman may apply for SSS/HTSS emplacement quarterly for enhanced TO and FPUL privileges if he fulfils the criteria (Please contact us for more details).
  • SSS/HTSS emplacement applicant must at least be PES A or B status.
  • TO and FPUL entitlements are only pegged to Major Games / key competitions / intensive training camp, and not for any sporting events. This is still subject to MINDEF/MHA’s prerogative on approval.
  • Sportsman not emplaced under SSS/HTSS can only enjoy basic sportsman benefits.

Glossary & Terms

  • TO – Time off
  • FPUL – Full-Pay Unrecorded Leave
  • SSS – SAFSA Sportsman Scheme
  • HTSS – Home Team Sportsman Scheme










28th Nov 2017
Posted by Sha

As of 27 November 2017.

Related links:
POL-ITE 2017/2018 page

27th Nov 2017
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Filed under Announcements, Records

New U20 men 5000m record by Lui Yuan Chow (Born 1999). He ran 15:18.89 at Victorian 5K Champs earlier to finish 2nd position, to erase the old HT mark of 15:19.0 by Mirza Namazie (Born 1950) set in 1967.Lui is also U20 1500m & U18 1500/3000m record holder.

Record is pending ratifcation by SA

Video of Lui, Yuan Chow’s 15:18.89 minute run at Victoria 5K Championship yesterday, en route to a new U20 5000m men record, pending ratification by SA.

24th Nov 2017
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Anti-Doping Singapore has updated their ANTI-DOPING SINGAPORE ATHLETE WHEREABOUTS POLICY to keep in line with the 2017 version of the ISTI.

More info at https://www.antidoping.org.sg/public/content.aspx?sid=25#WhereaboutsInformation

15th Nov 2017

High-performance athletes realistically interested in Commonwealth Games please submit this document by 14th January latest. Download this form (PDF). Submit it to SAA

Countdown to this event



Date: Apr 4, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018

Venue: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Website: www.gc2018.com

1. General Information

Singapore Athletics Association (SAA) intends to nominate athletes to Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) in all events athletes have achieved the SNOC criteria plus two percent [2%].

2. Nomination Panel

2.1 The nomination panel for the CG will consist of the VP training & selection, two further representatives of SAA’s management committee (MC), the Technical Director and a coaches’ representative.

2.2 The nomination panel will consider athletes to be nominated to SNOC for inclusion in SAA’s team for the CG in accordance with the terms of this selection policy.

2.3 The final decision in selection to the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CG) lies solely with the SNOC.

3. Qualifying Period

The qualifying period lasts from 15.04.2017 until 11.02.2018.

4. General Eligibility

To be eligible for selection each athlete must:

    1. Be a citizen of the Republic of Singapore; (Note: Permanent residents are not considered as citizens.);

    2. Be part of the longlist submitted to SNOC;

    3. Have met the performance requirements stated below (see table 1);

    4. Be able to commit to an CG medallist level training program which includes a structured annual plan (emphasizing on CG as the main competition) and a CG medallist level event specific training program with at least ten hours of training every week until CG;

    5. Be able to travel to international competitions in the months following nomination and leading to the CG;

    6. Have submitted the registration form (which will be posted on SAA’s website by mid of December) to be considered for CG to SAA by 15.01.2018;

    7. Have signed an athletes’ agreement;

    8. Be available to fulfil the Team Commitments as listed below and any additional commitments following nomination and selection; as allowed by the permanent geographical training location;

    9. Not used or administered any substance which if it had been detected as being present in the athlete’s body tissue or fluids, would have constituted doping, or used any prohibited method or committed any other doping offense as defined in ADS’s, WADA or IAAF’s Anti-Doping By-law.

5. Team Commitments

All athletes must:

    1. Comply with the provision of the SAA and SNOC Athletes Agreement at all times;

    2. Conform to SAA requirements regarding team participation. This includes, but may not be limited to, providing the required training plans (see 3.1, c), attendance at pre-event camp and wearing team uniform as required;

    3. Make themselves available for all team activities designated by SAA, as allowed by the geographical training location (see 3.1, g);

    4. Not act in such a manner to bring the athletes, officials or SAA in public disrepute;

    5. Athletes are required to appear at events and platforms whereby their images and presence are needed to achieve SAA’s objective

      a. A maximum of 2 appearances for SAA will be required

      b. Appearances will not exceed more than two [2] hours in duration.

6. Nomination process

Any eligible athlete achieving the entry standard mentioned in table 1 during the qualifying period will be considered for nomination. The entry standard is equal to two percent [2%) off the 6th place ranking of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. SAA has the discretion to determine those athletes to be nominated to SNOC selection panel.

Relay events

6.1 A maximum of one [1] team per event (4x100m, 4x400m, men and women) may be considered for nomination when the team has achieved the entry standard mentioned in table 1.

7. Selection process

Individual events

7.1 The first [1st] and second [2nd] ranked athletes in the 2018 season’s ranking (01.01.2018 – 11.02.2018) for all events except pole vault, heptathlon, decathlon, marathon and race walking) will then be selected for CG nomination to SNOC.

7.2 For pole vault, heptathlon, decathlon, marathon and race walking the ranking will be based on the best results achieved within the whole qualifying period (see above). The first [1st] and second [2nd] ranked athletes will then be selected for CG nomination to SNOC.

7.3 In case there is a tie between two or more athletes, SAA will compare and choose the athlete’s 2nd best performance and so on, achieved in the respective period. For marathon runners and race walkers, shorter distances might be considered in case there is no 2nd best timing in the respective event.

Relay events

7.4 Nominations for the 4x100m relays (6 athletes for each team) will be done including but not limited to the following parameters:

    100m season-best / testing of speed maintenance ability, run-up accuracy, baton passing and curve-running ability.

    Individual attendance and commitment to relay training will be taken into consideration.

7.5 Nominations for the 4x400m relay (6 athletes for each team) will be based on the fastest individual 400m timings from 01.01.2018 until 11.02.2018.

7.6 The final decision of the composition of the ultimate four [4] relay runners (4x100m and 4x400m) will be made by the Technical Director in consultation with the respective relay coach. This decision will be made prior to the event.

Selection for other events:
Athletes who qualify on the above-mentioned base for one event may request to compete in additional events (events in which they have not achieved the qualifying criteria) if there is a position available and in case their best performance during the qualifying period is within 5% to the entry-standard in this event)

7.7 If a nominated athlete fails to fulfil the requirements stated in clauses 4 & 5, AND/OR because of injury/illness/National Service is unable to represent Singapore at the CG, the nomination panel, at its own discretion, reserves the sole right to replace the nominated athlete with another athlete (including replacing a singular athlete within a team).

Replacement athletes must also fulfil all the requirements.

7.8 The nomination panel reserves the right not to nominate an athlete/team to represent Singapore in the CG if, in its sole opinion, the athlete/team concerned cannot meet the fitness and performance targets set by SAA AND/OR cannot meet the performance targets set by SNOC.

7.9 Athlete/s shall be required to be certified medically fit to compete at the CG by qualified SSI personnel prior to nomination to the SNOC, and shall remain medically fit to compete to be eligible to compete in the CG.

8. Coaches selection

8.1 The Technical Director may be the Head Coach for CG.

8.2 Subject to the approval of SNOC, the number of additional team coaches selected will depend on the number of athletes selected and will be determined by the number of staff accreditations provided by SNOC.

8.3 The team coaches will be nominated in accordance to the following priority under these restrictions:

1st priority: National relay coaches (4x100m men and women)
2nd priority: One [1) coach for each of the remaining event group (jumps / pole vault / throws / middle & long distances + race walking / multi-events) in which Singaporean athletes are competing at. The coach who is dealing with the highest ranked athlete (in relation to latest IAAF World Championship entry standard in the respective discipline) will be selected first. The coach who is dealing with the next ranked athlete in another event group will then be selected as the 2nd coach (and so on).

In case there are further accreditations available, additional sprint coaches might be accredited in line with the 2nd priority selection.

9. Appeal

9.1 Where there is a conflict or dispute in respect of these Guidelines for the nomination of athletes to represent Singapore in the CG, SAA reserves the sole right to interpret this document and to use its discretion in the resolution of the matter in conflict or dispute.

9.2 The appeal board should not be seen as:

    1. A second pass selection panel, excusing the initial selection panel from undertaking true and diligent procedures

    2. An automatic second chance for selection by the athletes

9.3 Athletes may only appeal on the grounds that the nomination event was not executed in accordance with its notice of race or the nomination process was not carried out in accordance with this policy document.

9.4 The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee made up of three MC members who are not part of the nomination panel to hear the appeal within one week of receipt.

9.5 Any appeal must accord with the following procedure:

    1. Athletes must state in writing, their intention to appeal a selection decision within seven (7) days of the announcement of the initial nomination decision. Written intentions to appeal must be submitted to:

      Singapore Athletics Association
      3 Stadium Drive, 397630 Singapore

    2. The Secretary-General immediately informs the Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee shall convene its first hearing within seven (7) days from receipt of such notice.

3. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee is not bound by the rules of evidence but must observe the principle of procedural fairness.

4. The Athlete Selection Appeals Standing Committee will give its decision as soon as practicable after the hearing and will provide their decision to SAA’s MC and the Sports Development and Performance team and the appellant with a statement of the reason for its decision.

Table 1: SAA Nomination Standard Commonwealth Games 2018
2% off 6th Placing of Commonwealth Games 2014 (unless otherwise stated)


Men 6th place

Nomination standard (2% off)

Women 6th  place

Nomination standard (2% off)









































3000m SC






























Hammer Throw





Discus Throw





Shot Put





Javelin Throw





Triple Jump





High Jump





Long Jump





Pole Vault





^Based on 5th position of the previous 2014 Commonwealth Games
*Based on 3rd position of the previous 2014 Commonwealth Games
+Based on 6th position of the previous 2010 Commonwealth Games
(there was no RW event in 2014 CG)

Related links:
2014 Commonwealth Games
2010 Commonwealth Games

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Date: 18, 22 and 25 Nov 2015

Venue: Home of Athletics

Download: Schedule

PDF results: Click here

LIVE results: Click here

SA only provides technical support for this event. Any enqueries regarding the event, please contact your school rep. or the event conveynor.

Related links:
POL-ITE 2017/2018
POL-ITE 2016/2017
POL-ITE 2015/2016
POL-ITE 2014/2015
POL-ITE 2013/2014
POL-ITE 2011/2012
POL-ITE 2010/2011

12th Nov 2017
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Posted by Sha
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Update: This clinic is over

High jump clinic conducted by high jump champion and national record holder Michelle Sng at Kallang Practice Track (Home of Athletics).

11th Nov 2017
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Congratulations to these new budding coaches who graduated from RP-SA IAAF New CECS Level 1 Coaching Course (Singapore) – 6 October to 5 November 2017

Sign up to our mailing list to enrol in the next intake https://ymlp.com/xgewsmehgmgj

5th Nov 2017
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