Game-for-Life (GFL) Mentoring & Competency Certification Programme

What is this GFL Mentoring and Competency Certification Programme about?​

A continuing coach education programme to certify and recognise coaches who are competent in using sport as a platform for character development.

The programme will be anchored on Sport Singapore’s Game-for-Life (GFL) framework as the approach for the intentional design of sport for character development (CLDS). Mentoring is a key feature of this programme whereby interested coaches will be matched to an experienced mentor to guide them over a period of about 4 months on effectively layering the affective domain as part of their coaching process before being assessed for their competency.

Programme Structure

*Programme structure might be subject to changes

Part 1 – Preparation & Alignment

  • Briefings on Programme Expectations
  • Mentor-Pairings & Introductions
  • E-Learning Module / Pre-Readings
  • Building Rapport & Goal Setting with Mentors

Part 2 – Observation & Mentoring​

  • 3 x Coaching Sessions of 1-1 mentoring for observations & feedback
  • Submission of session plans prepared with GFL training plan template prior to every observation session, post-conversation logs to be documented
  • Online consultation in between sessions via whatsapp, email etc.

Part 3 – Competency Assessment & Closing​

  • 1 x Coaching Assessment of Training Session based on submitted GFL session plan, review whether each coach is C/NYC
  • Closing Reflection / Conversation with Mentor
  • Submission of all deliverables, final reflection and programme feedback
  1. All engagements to happen over a 4-month window arranged between Mentor/Coach
  2. Upon assessed as Competent by independent assessors, participants will receive Certificate of Competency (certified by SportSG)
  3. This programme can count towards Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Hours for NROC Coaches
  4. Mentees and Mentors under this programme who meet the criteria will be eligible for *Training Allowance Grants similar to the Structured Mentoring Programme ​funded by the Sports Resilience Package. (*funding to be confirmed)

How to get involved?

The next intake is planned to commence from June – September 2022.

We are looking for coaches who genuinely believe in the importance of values & character development through sport and would like to:

  • Strengthen themselves to be a values-driven & transformational coach
  • Upskill themselves to design their coaching sessions to integrate values into their coaching practice underpinned by the GFL framework
  • Have the opportunity to undergo 1-1 mentoring by experienced mentors who are competent in the affective domain
  • Be able to commit to their personal development and mentoring programme for the stipulated period of approx. 4 months, 15 Hours of Learning

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimally NROC Level 1 Coach. Must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • At least 3 years of Coaching Experience & Regular Coaching Practice
  • *Have attended either the Game for Life Practical Workshop or have a VPS Certification (from Jan 2021 onwards)

*For coaches who do not possess the above certifications, there will be an upcoming GFL Practical Workshop organised on 8 June 2022, 9am-1pm at Republic Poly. 

Coaches who are interested to be part of the mentoring programme as a mentee may register your interest here:

Closing date for registration: 27 May 2022, Friday

If you have any questions on the programme, you may email:


GFL Mentors

List of Game-For-Life Mentors 

Our pool of mentors are made up of experienced educators/coaches who:

  • Genuinely believes in the importance of values & character development
  • Competent Practitioner of Character & Leadership Development Through Sport
  • Willing to spend their time mentoring other coaches
  • Seen as a Role Model to other coaches
  • Good interpersonal skills – ability to communicate clearly, emotional awareness
  1. Alan Ch’ng (Independent Consultant)
  2. Alvin Ong (Adjunct Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)
  3. Clara Tan (Adjunct Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)
  4. Coral Lim (Programme Chair, Diploma in Sports Coaching, Republic Polytechnic)
  5. David Chin (Principal Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)
  6. Gobinathan Nair (Director-General, SEA Regional Anti-Doping Organisation)
  7. Goy Soon Lan (Director, School of Health & Leisure, Republic Polytechnic)
  8. Ho Mun Wai (Principal Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)
  9. Isa Haleem (Head Coach, ActiveSG Football Academy)
  10. Kiran Kumar (Adjunct Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)​
  11. Lim Leng Er (Assistant Director, School of Health & Leisure, Republic Polytechnic)
  12. Loh Ngiap Tai (Director, Football Plus)
  13. Mah Li Lian (Associate Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University & Republic Polytechnic)
  14. Mohamad Noorhisham (PE Teacher, Punggol Secondary)
  15. Philippe Aw (National Youth Head Coach, Football Association Singapore)
  16. Saudi Tan (Adjunct Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic)
  17. Teo-Koh Sock Miang (President, Special Olympics Singapore and Singapore Disability Sports Council)
  18. Vincent Ong (Adjunct Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University & Republic Polytechnic)

CoachSG is on the constant lookout for more mentors! Interested individuals may email your CV to

List of Game-for-Life Competent Coaches

CoachSG congratulates the following coaches who have completed the programme and have been assessed to be competent in demonstrating values-driven coaching competencies:

Nov 2020 – April 2021 Intake
  • Brenda Ter Wei Ting (Athletics)
  • Cheryl Tay SiHui (Canoe)
  • Erick Yap Pern Fei (Basketball)
  • Joe Goh Pek Seng (Athletics)
  • Kang Yen Hun (Triathlon)
  • Kelvin Pung Wai Hwa (Badminton)
  • Lin Yen Yu (Triathlon)
  • Maisurah Binte Muhammed (Floorball)
  • Md Fathi Ibrahim (Floorball)

  • Mohammad Herman B Zailani (Football)
  • Abbas Abdul Karim (Floorball)
  • Sheik Abdul Kader (Hockey)
  • Syed Uzair Bin Syed Haron (Badminton)
  • Wong Kia Yuan (Volleyball)
  • Neo Ah Geok (Netball)
  • Ng Wan Chiang Robin (Hockey)
  • Patrick Brian Paranjody (Football)
  • Quan Chee Kiong Eugene (Athletics)
  • Ryuto Tamano (Tennis)
  • Saravanan s/o Tabethu (Athletics)
  • Tee Ee Han (Basketball)

  • Mohammad Herman B Zailani (Football)
  • Teo Guang Yi Lucas (Canoe)
  • Zahid Bin Ahmad (Football)
Sept 2021 - April 2022 Intake

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