Football Association of Singapore
Football is the most popular sport in Singapore and for many it is considered the national game. It began here in 1889 when two teams of British engineers played the first recorded match, but since then it has been embraced by all of the country’s ethnic groups. The S-League is the country’s professional league and consists of 12 teams, although like elsewhere in Asia it fails to attract a significant following, with most Singaporeans following European, and in particular English, football much more closely.
The FAS governs football in Singapore, from the national team to the professional S-League, to amateur and junior football. Their aim is also to ensure mass participation in the game and to provide coaching and youth development frameworks.
100 Tyrwhitt Road,
Jalan Besar Stadium
For those who want to play football in Singapore there is a strong network of amateur and social leagues, including futsal (a variation of 5-a-side), with teams of different calibre across the island. There are literally hundreds of sides playing football every day of the week, made up of players from the world over and at all levels of the amateur game, so those who have played for years or those who are new to football and just want to give it a try will all be able to find a welcome at a club that is right for your level of experience and skill.
Amateur and Social Football Leagues in Singapore
A league that plays 11-a-side competitions midweek and on weekends, consisting of small and large company work teams, social teams and others, and has a thriving social scene as well. Their website provides details of teams who are looking for players, so if you’re an individual on the lookout for a game, this is a good place to start.
#22-01 The Octagon Building
105 Cecil Street
National Street Soccer League
A cup competition featuring open, ladies’, under-17 and under-14 categories, where 5-a-side teams compete for the Lee Hsien Loong Challenge Trophy and cash prizes. You can register a team for the competition online.
Indoor FIFA- and UEFA-approved astroturf 5-a-side pitches, open 24/7, so you can arrange games to fit around a busy work schedule or social life. They also run tournaments for kids, coaching programmes, freestyle football exhibitions, and they have cage cricket facilities as well.
38 Jalan Benaan Kapal
ANZA Soccer (Australian and New Zealand Association) has been delivering coaching programmes and competitive football for young people aged 3 – 18 for the last thirty years. It runs a Saturday Club league and a Sunday Competition League that is led by AFC-qualified coaches. Children from anywhere in the world are welcome to play and participate.
The Cage Sports Park, Turf City
200 Turf Club Road
Singapore Rugby Union
Rugby has been played in Singapore since British colonial times, and the Malay Cup played between Singapore and Malaysia is one of the oldest international rugby competitions in the world. Several games during the 2019 Rugby World Cup are scheduled to be played in Singapore. There are over 12,000 registered rugby players in the city, including about 2,000 women, and there are 15 clubs who play in three divisions, as well as a number of schools.
The game is run by the Singapore Rugby Union who control the various leagues and promote the sport nationally.
900 Tiong Bahru Road
Delta Swimming Complex
Rugby Clubs in Singapore
Bucks Rugby Club Singapore
Teams compete in the Singapore Rugby Union’s Division 1, Under-23 and Under-20 leagues. They also have a ladies’ team and a touch rugby section.
Turf City Stadium
Turf Club Road
SCC Rugby Academy
Part of Singapore Cricket Club, they have junior teams from the age of 5 up to under-15s, and girls’ touch rugby as well.
Dragons Rugby Club
A club committed to nurturing a love for the game in children aged from 6 to 16. There is also a girls’ touch rugby team.
UWCSEA East Campus
1 Tampines Street 73
Centaurs Rugby Club
Professional rugby coaching for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Mixed mini-rugby is played up to the age 12, when boys move to colts rugby up to age 18. For girls aged 7 to 18 and boys from 14 to 18 they also offer touch rugby.
Centaurs Sports Park
The Old Racecourse
Bedok Kings Rugby Club
With junior sides from under-12s up to First Division men’s rugby, this is a successful community club that also fields teams in touch rugby.
St Andrews Junior School
2 Francis Thomas Drive
Bedok Kings on Facebook
Singapore Cricket Club Rugby Section
As well as their own teams playing in the top divisions, the Singapore Cricket Club also hosts the Singapore International Rugby 7s.
Tanglin Rugby Club
Tanglin Rugby Club encourages both contact and touch rugby for boys and girls of all ages and has over 15 different teams.
Turf Club Road
Wanderers Rugby Football Club
A successful club side with a number of championships to its credit, but equally well-known throughout Singapore for its strong social scene.
UWCSEA Dover Campus
1207 Dover Road
Singapore Blacks Rugby Football Club
Founded in 1955, The Blacks has produced a number of players for the national team, and they have contact and touch sides as well as a women’s rugby section.
Farrer Park Field
3 Rutland Road
Singapore Cricket Association
Cricket is strong in Singapore with a long history, and there are more than 100 club cricket teams competing in the Singapore Cricket Associations’s six divisions, along with two divisions of a corporate league for Singapore-based companies. There is also a national schools’ championship and a women’s league.
Singapore Cricket Association is responsible for the game’s conduct and administration, and is an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It organises cricket education programs for players, coaches and umpires, and runs development tours for junior players.
31 Stadium Crescent
Amateur and Social Cricket Clubs in Singapore
Ceylon Sports Club (CSC)
The First XI plays in SCA Division 1, and there are second, third and fourth XIs playing across the league’s other divisions as well. There are also junior teams, while there has been a ladies’ CSC side since 1993.
101 Balestier Road
Indian Association (IA)
With teams in Divisions I, II and III, IA is one of Singapore’s top cricket clubs and also has a social side as well. The club has outstanding facilities, and also hosts an annual sixes tournament.
69 Balestier Road
Lanka Lions Cricket Club (LLCC)
Formed by Singaporeans and members of the Sri Lankan expat community, they have highly competitive sides in SCA Divisions I, II and V, as well as an active social side. The club welcomes new players from around the world.
20 Maxwell Road
12-02 Maxwell House
Millennium United Cricket Club (MUCC)
The club has four XIs (Giants, Knights, Braves and Devils) playing in the SCA, with the First XI Knights currently in Division I.
Blk. 101, #03-176
Jurong East Street 13
MUCC on Facebook
Singapore Cricket Club (SCC)
Founded in 1852, SCC is the premier sports and social club in Asia, with a long and distinguished history. The First XI plays in Division I of SCA, with another five XIs across the other four divisions. They also have Junior and Veteran teams, as well as a youth development program.
Singapore Recreation Club (SRC)
Standing at the opposite end of The Padang to SCC, SRC fields XIs in Divisions I, II and III of SCA and is composed of local and foreign players from around the world.
B Connaught Drive
Singapore American Community Action Council (SACAC)
Offers a range of coaching programs for children and teenagers, including swimming, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, football, golf, gymnastics, kickball, soccer, and softball.
Singapore American School
40 Woodlands Street 41, H216
Marsden Swim School
One of Singapore’s oldest swim schools, they offer swimming lessons for children and adults, and they can provide heated and covered pools, at both 25m and 50m. The Swim Squad competes in the Merlion Swim League.
113 Holland Road
Singapore Baseball & Softball Association
There are six baseball and softball clubs in Singapore, and the SBSA runs the country’s competitions and tournaments. Clubs compete locally and sometimes overseas as well.
100 Guillemard Road
Founded in 1987, Prime Gymnastics offers both recreational and competitive programs, from kinder gym up to competition standard on Olympic apparatus. There are classes for adults as well.
17A Lorong 7 Toa Payoh
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Equestrian centre and riding school that caters particularly for dressage and show jumping riders of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. The location is stunning and is a prefect environment for trail riding as well.
51 Fairways Drive
Singapore Sunday Hash House Harriers
A hash running club (a running activity that is a mixture of cross country running and treasure hunt) that meets every second Sunday at 5.30pm. Men and women runners of all abilities are welcome and runs are usually about an hour in length.
Singapore Bike Hash
The world’s first bike hash, the club has been operating since 1989. Most rides last about two hours and cover varied and challenging terrain on mountain bikes.
Singapore Dragon Boat Association
Teams from the SDBA compete at regattas both locally and abroad, and they offer instruction courses as well. There is an annual festival in Singapore, and there are a number of teams made up of expats who participate regularly.
Kallang Water Sports Centre
10 Stadium Lane
Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
SWWF is the National Governing Body for waterskiing and wake boarding and promotes both the recreational and competitive aspects of the sport. SWWF also selects and train athletes to represent Singapore in international competitions.
Kallang Water Sports Centre
10 Stadium Lane
Singapore Dog Hash (DASH)
The world’s first hash running club where adults and dogs run together. Meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 4.30pm, runs last just under an hour and are designed so that dogs and people of all fitness levels can participate.
Republic of Singapore Flying Club
Founded in 1928, they offer training for people who would like to obtain a Singapore Private Pilot Licence (PPL), while they also operate a Socata Tampico TB-9C which is available to rent either for solo flying or with an instructor.
Business Aviation Complex
700 West Camp Road #05-01
Seletar Aerospace Park
Archery Association of Singapore
There are 28 archery clubs across Singapore affiliated to the Archery Association, whose task is to promote the sport and to develop the national team. They organise events and tournaments across the country and internationally.
MacPherson Road Post Office
PO Box 097
The Jockey Club
An English-themed snooker and pool club, with 9 full-size tables, a bar and café service, and large-screen TVs showing international sport. Group and solo coaching sessions are available in plush surroundings.
27 West Coast Highway
Singapore Swimming Club
Founded in 1894, the club has a cosmopolitan membership who enjoy its two Olympic-size pools, and it also has badminton, squash, tennis and a fitness centre. Membership is available to Singapore Permanent Residents and Employment Pass Holders.
45 Tanjong Rhu Road
Mana Mana Beach Club
A beach club with an emphasis on family activities and water sports, including windsurfing and sailing, and there are al fresco dining facilities available as well.
1212 East Coast Parkway Area E