GEMS Sports: Updates on Sport Teams, Enrichment Programmes, & the Performance Athlete Programme

With Season 3 drawing to a close, I wanted to update you on the progress of our sports teams, remind about our sports enrichment programme offers and highlight very exciting opportunities with GEMS (Singapore) Performance Athlete Programme.


  • Basketball. Our 14U girls and boys teams are looking strong with both winning all but one game so far.
  • Netball. The girls are enjoying their season, with the division 2 team stringing together a succession of wins and the division 3 girls learning more and more about the game and themselves with each match.
  • Football. The 12U teams have both had an up and down season, recording some excellent victories and then letting themselves down with losses when they were in control of the matches.
  • Rugby. The 11U and 13U boys have shown great character in all matches so far and have been inspired for their remaining fixtures by having Samoa, Russia and New Zealand Rugby 7s teams training here at GEMS (Singapore) recently.
  • Touch. The 11U girls started the season in division 2 but were quickly promoted to division one on the back of some dominant performances that saw them beating teams by five and six tries each game. Their first matches in division one resulted in one loss, one draw and two wins! An excellent night of touch from these young ladies.
With only a couple of weeks remaining in the season, some of these teams are likely to feature when the top three medals are decided.

I am pleased to provide information about an opportunity for aspiring high performing student-athletes.
Established last academic year as a casual training group, this program has been formally structured and is now an integral part of our sports offerings.
While sporting ability is an important requirement for athletes in this group, personal character, attitude and coachability are the essential components for selection into this program.
Currently, there are two spots available for the right students from Grade 5 – 10.
The GEMS (Singapore) Performance Athlete Programme was established to provide our promising young student-athletes with opportunities to develop both their physical and mental skills to enhance their sporting potential.
  • The group currently meets two mornings each week on Monday and Thursday from 7.45am until 8.30am.
  • Attendance at all sessions is compulsory for all athletes in the program.
  • The training sessions are a mixture of strength, conditioning, mobility and sports education.
  • Students must be available for extra sessions as determined necessary during the school week.
There is a maximum of 18 spots available in the GEMS (Singapore) Performance Athlete Program. Students invited to participate in the program will have met the following criteria:
  • must be involved in a GEMS (Singapore) competitive school team for each of the three sports seasons
  • preferably are involved in teams and clubs outside of GEMS (Singapore)
  • are proven high performers in their chosen sports at various levels
  • have short and long-term goals for their sporting development and success
  • consistently demonstrate the GEMS (Singapore) core values as a student around school
Students interested in applying for the GEMS (Singapore) Performance Athlete Program will need to:
  • send an e-mail to Mr Tauroa to express your interest in joining the program at <>
  • complete a required application form
  • have a coach complete a referral form (preferably outside of GEMS (Singapore)), and return it to Mr Tauroa
  • meet with Mr Tauroa to discuss their application

The athletes in the GEMS (Singapore) Performance Athlete Program have already had the opportunity to spend time with two double Olympians. Singapore swimmer Mark Chay and Australian cyclist Annette Edmondson shared their experiences and knowledge with our student-athletes, including a chance to wear Annette’s 2018 Commonwealth Games medals.

For any other information, please see Mr Tauroa in the PE Office. Parents can request further information via the e-mail:

A reminder that we offer various sports programs for all students on a Friday afternoon here at GEMS (Singapore). We are glad to announce that the fees will be prorated for all late joiners in Quarter 4.
These programs are provided by our partners XLab Swimming, Coerver Coaching Football and Proform Basketball. If you are interested in having your son or daughter join a program, do make direct contact with the relevant person from each program.
Click here to find out more information about the programmes.







Danny TauroaHead of Sports, GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

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