Meet the Team

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Azhar

Head
Azhar leads the coaching education and development efforts across all sports. He has a diverse background; having been a national athlete, an international match official and a coach in multiple sports A teacher by training, he headed the Physical Education and CCA Department at Raffles Institute before joining National Institute of Education (NIE) as a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Head (Teaching). 
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Coaching Development (CD)

Hansen

Staff

Hansen wears multiple hats - Coach Developer for CoachSG, Coach Educator for the International Olympic Committee, National Goalball Coach and Performance Mindset Coach for Mental Edge Singapore. Formerly a Physical Education Teacher and Sport & Psychology Coach. He is a strong advocator for Inclusion and was the recipient of the Singapore Disability Sports Coach Award 2019.

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Character and Leadership Development (CLD)

Shane

Staff

Shane's work focuses on coach leadership development, Character and Leadership Development through Sport (CLDS) and leadership development for SportSG staff. He is also involve in the development of the coach's competency framework to ensure intentionality in coaches upskilling. Shane has presented at ICCE Conference, Liverpool (2017) and Space, Place and Sport Conference held at Mansfield College, UK (2015) on the topic of CLDS.

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Coaching Development (CD)

Chuan Leong

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Chuan Leong drives the Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programme and initiated the #ForCoachesbyCoaches programme to reshape the learning culture in the local coaching community. He also contributed to the CoachSG Conference as Project Manager from 2019-2021, and led in the development of CoachSG Room, a symbolic physical location for coaches to congregate, learn and share. He currently coaches players age 12 and under at the ActiveSG Football Academy.
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Coaching Development (CD)

Bryan

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Bryan helms the Community Coach and My First Coach programmes and content development for SG-Coach Curriculum. He currently coaches with ActiveSG Football Academy at Queenstown stadium on the weekends and the Goalball team. He is also a former Physical Education teacher and an ex-national rugby player that was a two time SEA-Games Bronze Medalist. He is currently pursuing  a Masters in Counselling and volunteers at the National Care Hotline.

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Character and Leadership Development (CLD)

Eliza

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Eliza specialisises in the curriculum and capability development of sport coaches and educators to facilitate positive behavioural and character development outcomes. She leads key initiatives anchored by the Game-for-Life (GFL) framework to encourage values-driven coaching practices such as the GFL Mentoring Programme, GFL Documentary Series and Values & Principles in Sport certification. Eliza is also a trained DISC behavioural consultant, Netball Coach and has a background in Sport Management. 
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Safe Sport Taskforce (SSTF)

Shao Ing

Team Lead

Shao-ing oversees the policies, programmes and case management work of the Safe Sport Programme. The former captain and head coach of the Singapore National Women's Rugby Team is also a World Rugby Coach Educator, Judicial Officer and has served on the sport's regional and international committees. Shao was formerly a lawyer and lecturer in media law and ethics before joining SportSG.

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Coaching Development (CD)

Yong Joo

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Yong Joo oversees the coach developer programmes. Currently a Badminton World Federation (BWF) certified coach education tutor and possesses a BWF Coach Education - Level 3 certification. He is also a former national badminton athlete and National Badminton Team Chief Coach whose players had medalled in SEA Games, Commonwealth Games and other competitions.

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Character and Leadership Development (CLD)

Diyana

Staff

Diyana supports the various projects within the Character and Leadership Development team. She believes that everyone is a leader and that each of us are empowered and accountable to do our part to make a difference and inspire change. She is a certified instructor and has been part of the Get Active Workout core team.

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Safe Sport Taskforce (SSTF)

Elaine

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Elaine manages reports on safe sport misconduct and work closely with the Safe Sport Support Network to provide psycholoogical support to affected individual. A trained nurse, she has been doing enforcement and investigation work since 2014.

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Safe Sport Taskforce (SSTF)

Kend Tuck

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Kend Tuck's work focuses on the development of Safe Sport policies and guided sporting organisations in the implementation of safeguarding policies and best practices. He is a psychologist by training and worked in the criminal justice system previously. 

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Coaching Development (CD)

Richard

Team Lead
Richard Shuttleworth is a High Performance Coaching consultant who has worked on high performance and development in a range of Olympic and World Cup team and individual sports. Throughout his career, he has developed an expertise in a number of areas including elite and development coaching, athlete and team performance, as well as education and support.
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Coaching Development (CD)

Louise

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Louise drives the SG-Coach education curriculum, endeavouring to link education with support for coaches in practice. She also behind the courseware development for SportSG-ED and the coaching competency framework. Louise is a former educator, national floorball player, team captain and head coach for Singapore Women's Floorball team. As a result of her coaching success, she was awarded the 'Coach of the Year' in 2020 becoming the first female coach to win this award since its inception 51 years ago. 
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Coaching Development (CD)

Annabelle

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Annabelle manages the My 1st Coach Programme and the upcoming Coaching Masterclass Series. She was a former Physical Education Teacher and an Ex-national Kayaker - SEA Games Gold medallist, two-time recipient of the SNOC Meritorious Team Award and former Sport Excellence Scholarship recipient. She was a National Developmental Canoe Sprint Coach and is currently coaching with the ActiveSG Canoe Academy.
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Coaching Industry Development (CID)

Lynnette

Team Lead
Lynnette oversees the policies and programmes to support the employment, recognition and professionalisation of sport coaches.  She plays an active role in developing coaches and coach developers in Singapore through collaborative strategic partnerships, programme design and delivery. She had attended the NSSU-ICCE Coach Developer Programme in Japan and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Coaching from the University of Queensland.  She is also a WellCoaches Certified Health & Well-being Coach.
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Coaching Industry Development (CID)

Syahirah

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Syahirah drives the training curriculum for Safe Sport, coach recognition programmes and events, profiling of coaches and publicity work for CoachSG. She has been part of the Safe Sport work since its infancy in 2018 and has facilitated various workshops for stakeholders, built partnerships and guided Sporting Organisations in implementing their Safe Sport policies, including management of cases. Her background is in psychology and communications. 
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Coaching Industry Development (CID)

Jia Jin

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Jia Jin manages the NROC including implementing policies, disciplinary processes and looks into cases breaching the Coach’s Code of Ethics. She leads in the management of the online portal for sport management and information sharing – SportSync, by enabling accessible & reliable data for informed and objective data driven decision-making; and operational efficiency. Her other portfolio involves developing training content by collaborating with stakeholders to enhance coaches’ digital skills.  
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Coaching Industry Development (CID)

Eric

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Eric manages the SportSG-ED platform and NROC. He is a former MOE PE/CCA HOD and has experience in coaching Tchoukball. He has a varied and diverse interests in Learning, Technology, Sport, Self-Development and Entrepreneurship. A lifelong learner, he is currently completing his Specialist Diploma in AI Solutions Development. He enjoys nature walks, jogging, playing racket sports and football during his leisure time.
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Coaching Industry Development (CID)

Shermaine

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Shermaine creates and manages the content for CoachSG social media sites, as well as ensuring content on the CoachSG and Safe Sport website is updated. She has a background in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science, before realising her calling in sports and pursuing Sports Studies and Marketing. She is also currently a Team Singapore Modern Pentathlete, bringing home the nation's first Modern Pentathlon medal in a World Championship.
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Character and Leadership Development (CLD)

Sriven

Team Lead
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Safe Sport Taskforce (SSTF)

Pei Pei

Staff