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Sports happenings in Singapore (4-10 Apr)

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New national singles head coach Kelvin Ho (right) with Loh Kean Yew when he won the Badminton World Championships in December 2021. (PHOTO: Singapore Badminton Association)

New nationwide singles head coach Kelvin Ho (right) with Loh Kean Yew when he gained the Badminton World Championships in December 2021. (Image: Badmintonphoto)

SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sporting activities functions and developments in Singapore in the past 7 days (4 to 10 April):

Kelvin Ho appointed as badminton countrywide singles head mentor

The Singapore Badminton Association declared on Friday (8 April) the appointment of Kelvin Ho as the countrywide singles head mentor, using more than the placement vacated by Mulyo Handoyo with fast influence.

Ho was the nationwide assistant singles head coach because 2018, and was aspect of the coaching workforce that went to 2018 Commonwealth Video games, 2019 SEA Video games, 2020 Olympics and 2021 Globe Tour Finals. He was aspect of the coaching workforce that oversaw Loh Kean Yew’s entire world championship gain very last December.

He will now oversee the development of the eight national singles gamers – Loh, Jason Teh and Joel Koh from the men’s team and Yeo Jia Min, Jaslyn Hooi, Nur Insyirah Khan, Grace Chua and Megan Lee from the women’s team.

“It’s an honour to be appointed as the countrywide singles head mentor. I would like to thank Coach Mulyo for his guidance and the affiliation for providing me the chance,” Ho said in media launch on Friday.

“I’m enthusiastic about what lies ahead and we have some gifted gamers in the pathway and establishing them together with the prime gamers is of paramount worth. Of program, Kean Yew and Jia Min are a major concentration for the 2024 Olympics, but there are also other gamers who can problem for people positions.”

Sailors open up 4-level lead after 6-1 rout of Tanjong Pagar

Defending Singapore Leading League (SPL) champions Lion Metropolis Sailors opened up a 4-place direct atop the standings right before they head to Thailand for their AFC Champion League team-phase matches, immediately after thrashing early pacesetters Tanjong Pagar United 6-1 at Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday (9 April).

Objectives from Diego Lopes (9th and 28th minutes), Shahdan Sulaiman (33rd), Kim Shin-wook (46th), Hafiz Nor (72nd) and Maxime Lestienne (91st) inflicted the initial loss of the season for the second-put Jaguars, who bought their lone aim by means of a Pedro Henrique own purpose (71st).

3rd-positioned Albirex Niigata (Singapore) played a thrilling 3-3 attract with fourth-placed Tampines Rovers at Our Tampines Hub on Saturday. Kodai Tanaka (8th), Jun Kobayashi (13th) and Tadanari Lee (67th) saved the Swans 1 stage forward of the Stags, who replied through Boris Kopitovic (30th and 35th) and Firdaus Kasman (45th).

On Sunday, Hougang United defeated the Younger Lions 2-1 at Hougang Stadium, when Balestier Khalsa snatched a 1- acquire over Geylang Intercontinental at Our Tampines Hub.

In the midweek spherical of SPL matches. the Sailors ascended to the top of the table subsequent a 1- earn in excess of the Younger Lions, though Tanjong Pagar came back from -3 down to attract 3-3 with Tampines. Albirex drew 2-2 with Geylang, even though Balestier defeated Hougang 2-1.

Jing Junhong re-appointed as countrywide desk tennis women’s staff head coach

Previous nationwide paddler Jing Junhong has been re-appointed as Singapore’s countrywide women’s staff head coach, taking about from Hao Anlin, who has been re-designated as Jing’s deputy, the Singapore Desk Tennis Association (STTA) introduced on Monday (4 April).

Jing, who represented Singapore in three Summer months Olympics (1996, 2000 and 2004), served as women’s countrywide staff head coach from 2013 to 2015, ahead of turning out to be STTA’s chief coach of youth enhancement immediately after a coaching shake-up in 2015.

The 53-calendar year-outdated experienced worked carefully with the current crop of up-and-coming skills to acquire their types and strategies, and her familiarity with nationwide workforce gamers this sort of as Zhou Jingyi and Ser Lin Qian was a major consideration in her re-appointment.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and the management’s belief and assurance in my abilities,” Jing reported in a media release by STTA on Monday. “The undertaking is not effortless as we are a workforce made up of youthful gamers but I am completely ready to confront the issues in advance and do my finest for Singapore. I hope to continue Singapore’s desk tennis accomplishment in key competitions. ’’

Singapore National Youth Leagues resume soon after two-calendar year absence

Youth grassroots football resumed on Sundays as the Singapore Countrywide Youth Leagues restarted right after a two-12 months absence because of to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 286 teams and 4,000 youth footballers will be competing in 16 age-group leagues – 12 boys and four women – in 47 league divisions.

The youngest age teams start out with the Below-6s and will go calendar year by year up to a new U-17 age class for both equally boys and ladies.

The leagues, organised by JSSL Singapore Situations, will run from 3 April to 26 June throughout multiple venues islandwide, together with HQ Arena Woodleigh Park, SAFRA Tampines, Rainforest Turf Metropolis, Tanglin Have faith in College & Tanglin Rely on Teaching Ground and Stamford American International College.

The JSSL leagues – which are now in their 16th season – have been accredited by Sporting activities Singapore and all venues and protocols will comply with the new govt COVID guidelines.

Tickets for UFC 275 on sale

Tickets for “UFC 275: Texeira vs Prochazka”, the to start with Top Battling Championship (UFC) pay out-per-check out occasion to be held in Southeast Asia, are on sale for the 12 June occasion at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The fight card will see a double-header as UFC light-weight-heavyweight winner Glover Teixeira producing his very first title defence towards major contender Jiri Prochazka, and UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko faces No. 5 Taila Santos.

Other bouts involve previous UFC middleweight winner Robert Whittaker going through Marvin Vettori, a middleweight bout between Brendan Allen and Jacob Malkoun, and South Korean veteran Kang Kyung-ho versus Brazil’s Saimon Oliveira.

SCF gets donation from chess lovers

The Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) has obtained a $180,000 donation from 3 chess aficionados: Zhang Taiyang, enterprise partner of Alameda Analysis Ventures Zhang Changjie, chief govt officer of Concept Worldwide Investing and Zhu Su, CEO of Three Arrows Funds.

SCF unveiled the donation in a media convention at its Bishan headquarters at the Singapore Mental Video games Centre in Bishan on Tuesday (5 April). At the exact occasion, SCF declared that the donation sum will be doubled to $360,000 less than the One Crew Singapore Fund which presents greenback-to-greenback matching grants from the government for donations that lead to the substantial-functionality program which supports nationwide athletes.

SCF also honoured schoolboy Siddharth Jagadeesh, who grew to become Singapore’s 14th global master, and its next youngest to achieve the title, in February.

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