National School Games

The National School Games (NSG) comprises of inter-school competition in Singapore organized by two Councils, namely, the Singapore Primary Schools Sports Council (SPSSC) and the Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC). NSG event involves almost the whole MOE Schools and offering many championship tittles. It involves student athletes across all schools (primary, secondary, junior college and centralized institution) in Singapore.

The Councils are made up of all the principals of the participating schools, include School Teachers, Heads of Departments, Administration Managers and all School Principals.

The Motto of the NSG is Character in Sporting Excellence, in recognition of the important role sports participation and competitions play in the character development of our students, even as they pursue sporting excellence.

The organisation of the NSG is supported by the National School Games Office (NSGO) and the Games Advisors from the Physical, Sports and Outdoor Education Branch in the Ministry of Education (Singapore) headquarters.

28 Sports in Singapore National Games

1) Badminton NSA- Singapore Badminton Association

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.  National Sport Association (NSA) for Badminton – Singapore Badminton Association. Address: 5 Stadium Drive #02-40 OCBC Arena, Singapore 397631 Contact Number: +65 6344 1773 Email: Website:

2) Basketball NSA- Basketball Association of Singapore

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender’s hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court), while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. National Sport Association (NSA) for Basketball – Basketball Association of Singapore
601 Aljunied Crescent
#01-04 Singapore Basketball Centre
Singapore 389862
Telephone Number: +65 6743 8425
Email Address:

3) Bowling NSA- Singapore Bowling Federation

Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls a ball toward pins (in pin bowling) or another target (in target bowling). The term bowling usually refers to pin bowling (most commonly ten-pin bowling), though in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, bowling could also refer to target bowling, such as lawn bowls.
National Sport Association (NSA) for Bowling- Singapore Bowling Federation
131 Rifle Range Road
#04-01 Temasek Club
Singapore 588406
Telephone Number: +65 6440 7388
Email Address:

4) Canoeing NSA- Singapore Canoe Federation

Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. National Sport Association (NSA) for Canoeing – Singapore Canoe Federation
3 Stadium Drive
#01-33 Singapore Sports Hub, NSA Office
Singapore 397630
Telephone Number: +65 63446337
Email Address:

5) Cricket NSA- Singapore Cricket Association

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. National Sport Association (NSA) for Cricket – Singapore Cricket Association
229 Mountbatten Road
#03-31 Mountbatten Square
Singapore 398007
Telephone Number: :+65 6348 6566

7) Fencing NSA- Fencing Singapore

Fencing is a combat sport that features sword fighting. The three disciplines of modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre (also saber); each discipline uses a different kind of blade, which shares the same name, and employs its own rules. National Sport Association (NSA) for Fencing – Fencing Singapore
Address: 3 Stadium Drive NSA Office, Singapore 397630
Contact Number: +65 6255 0086

8) Floorball NSA- National Floorball Association

Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper in each team. It is played indoors with 96–115.5 cm-long (37.8–45.5 in) sticks and a 70–72 mm-diameter (2.76–2.83 in) plastic ball with holes. Matches are played in three twenty-minute periods. National Sport Association (NSA) for Floorball – Singapore Floorball Association.
Address: 3 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397630

9) Football NSA- Football Association of Singapore

Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, 2 teams of 11 player on each side to kicking a ball to score a goal. National Sport Association (NSA) for Football – Football Association of Singapore.
Address: 100 Tyrwhitt Road #01-02 Jalan Besar Stadium , Singapore 207542
Contact Number: +65 6293 1477

10) Golf NSA- Singapore Golf Association

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. National Sport Association (NSA) for Golf – Singapore Golf Association.
Address: 249 Sembawang Road , Singapore 758352
Contact Number: +65 6755 5976

11) Gymnastic NSA- Singapore Gymnastics

11.1) Gymnastic (Artistic) – Artistic gymnastics including floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bars for men and floor exercise, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam for women.
11.2) Gymnastic (Rhythmic) –rhythmic gymnasts perform routines of leaps, contortions, and dance that flow in time to music.
11.3) Gymnastic (Trampoline) – athletes perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline.[2] In competition, these can include simple jumps in the straight, pike, tuck, or straddle position to more complex combinations of forward and/or backward somersaults and twists. National Sport Association (NSA) for Gymnastic – Singapore Gymnastics.
Address: 3 Stadium Drive #01-33, Singapore 397630
Contact Number: +65 6258 4851

12) Hockey NSA- Singapore Hockey Federation

Hockey is a term used to denote a family of various types of both summer and winter team sports which originated on either an outdoor field, sheet of ice, or dry floor such as in a gymnasium. While these sports vary in specific rules, numbers of players, apparel and, notably, playing surface, they share broad characteristics of two opposing teams using a stick to propel a ball or disk into a goal. National Sport Association (NSA) for Hockey – Singapore Hockey Federation
Address: 57 Anchorvale Road #02-08 Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre, Singapore 544964
Contact Number: +65 6479 3466

13) Judo NSA- Singapore Judo Federation

iJudo s an unarmed modern Japanese martial art, Olympic sport (since 1964), and the most prominent form of jacket wrestling competed internationally. National Sport Association (NSA) for Judo -Singapore Judo Federation
Address: 1 Guillermard Crescent, Singapore 399913
Contact Number: +65 6348 9792

14) Netball NSA- Netball Singapore

Netball is a ball sport played on a court by two teams of seven players. It is among a rare number of sports which have been created exclusively for female competitors. National Sport Association (NSA) for Netball- Netball Singapore
Address: 6 Stadium Boulevard Kallang Netball Centre, Singapore 397797
Contact Number: +65 6346 5063

2) Basketball

3) Bowling

4) Canoeing

5) Cricket

6) Cross Country

7) Fencing

8) Floorball

9) Football

10) Golf

11) Gymnastic

11.1) Gymnastic (Artistic) – Artistic gymnastics including floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bars for men and floor exercise, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam for women.

11.2) Gymnastic (Rhythmic) –rhythmic gymnasts perform routines of leaps, contortions, and dance that flow in time to music.

11.3) Gymnastic (Trampoline) – athletes perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline.[2] In competition, these can include simple jumps in the straight, pike, tuck, or straddle position to more complex combinations of forward and/or backward somersaults and twists

12) Hockey

13) Judo

14) Netball

15) Rope Skipping

16) Rugby

17) Sailing

18) Sepak Takraw

19) Shooting

20) Squash

21) Swimming

22) Table tennis

22.1) Table tennis (Individual)

22.2) Table Tennis (Team)

23) Taekwondo (Kyorugi)- Kyorugi is sparring, a competition between two practitioners (Red vs Blue) using the techniques derived from poomsae or ‘forms’ of movement.

23.1) Takewondo (Poomsae)- A ‘poomsae’ is a series of movements in which a practitioner perfects their technique against an imaginary opponent.

24) Tennis

25) Track & Field

26) Volleyball

27) Water Polo

28) Wushu

Few reasons why sports is important to the nation

1. Promote Good Values

A first reason why sport is important for a country is because it promotes good values.

All sports involve competition between individuals who follow a set of rules to win a game. All sports also involve teamwork. Games such as football, rugby and cricket are played in teams, but even in solo sports like tennis and golf players are supported by coaches and other staff. Sports are important for a country because they promote good value like fair competition and teamwork. It also help individual to be more resilience, and have a good time management in planning their multiple task in their daily affair.

It make them feel proud to be able to represent their country and do their best in promoting the sports to the world.

A country’s national sport is a major part of its culture. The values that sporting competition represents are key in almost all aspects of society. This is why sport is so important for a country.

2. Bring People Together

A second reason why a country’s national sport is important is because it brings people together.

In almost every country in the world people come together to play sports. Some people play sports casually with friends, others join sports clubs or are part of local or national teams. Sports play an important role in society in bringing people together. They not only provide entertainment, but also give people an outlet for stress, competitiveness, and physical energy. Playing sports is a great way for a community to come together and this is why they are important for a nation.

As well as the benefits of playing sports, watching sport can also be key to a country’s society. In almost every country in the world friends get together to watch their teams compete in national and international leagues. People often travel to see their teams play. Many people also follow local teams or watch their children perform in youth leagues.

Watching sport brings people together. Like with playing sport, it not only provides entertainment but also community, cohesion, and an outlet for passion. Both playing sport and watching it provides a significant benefit to a society, and this is why it is important for a country.

3. It Helps With Education

A third reason why sport is important for a country is because it is a vital part of children’s education.

Playing games is a key part of children’s emotional and physical development. Studies show that playing sports should be a major part of how children learn in school. Playing sports not only teaches children physical education, but also teaches them values such as fairness and teamwork. Learning how to play sports, and the rules and techniques, also helps with children’s wider education. A major reason why sport is important for a country is the value it adds to children’s education.

All school systems in the world put some enthesis on sport and physical education. It teaches children the importance of being fit and healthy.

Including sports in a national curriculum is important for a country because of the value it brings to children’s education. Children in school benefit from the both the psychical exertion of participation in sports, as well as the core principles it teaches them about society.

4. It Provide Role-Models For A Society

Another reason why sport is important for a country is because it provides role-models for a society.

Sports players are hugely famous. Leading sports personalities in a nation’s top teams are renowned all over the country. Some sports stars are internationally famous and have followings all over the world.

People look up to famous sports players. Many admire their top athletic performance, as well as what they bring to the sport they play. People of a country are proud of their sports stars when they play internationally and feel that they represent their country. Many people also choose to follow the private lives of sports stars, and many are huge celebrities.

As sports stars are looked-up to and admired, they act as role models for a society. Young people especially follow sports personalities both on and off the pitch. This means sports stars can promote values such as hard work, dedication, teamwork, and fair play in which young people can aspire to.

High-level and successful sports players are some of the most respected people in a society. When they use this for good, it can be a massive benefit. This is a big reason why sport can be important for a nation.

5. National Sports Are Linked To A Country’s History

A further reason why sport is important for a country is because it is connected a nation’s history.

All countries have long histories of playing sports and games. Although today, major international sports such as football, tennis, rugby, and cricket are most of the sports played and watched around the world, traditional games are still played in many places.

The sports a society creates are directly linked to their culture. They are also linked to their environment, societal make-up, and belief systems. Sports are important to a country because of their long history and deep routed connections to a society.

In the modern age, sporting triumph still plays a key role in a country’s history. Winning, or losing, international tournaments can be pivotal points for countries. Sporting history is often commonly discussed in countries and the connection between sports games and the wider historical context is often linked to people’s understanding of their past.

The history of almost every country in the world is directly connected to the sports they play. This is a major reason why sport is important for a country.

6. Sport Can Boost A Nation’s Economy

National sports can be a major boost to a nation’s economy. This is another reason why they can be important for a country.

Sports are big business. People pay significant sums to watch their teams play, both in a stadium and on TV. Advertising at sporting events brings in significant revenue and team sponsorships also add major sums to the sporting industry. People who play sport often spend large sums on equipment. All these areas combined make sports a major economic sector in most countries.

In many countries, sport is important because of the economic function it plays. The sports industry in a lot of countries employs large numbers of people. When big national and international tournaments come to a town, huge numbers of people arrive – spending money in shops, hotels, and restaurants in that city. This can give a massive economic boost.

With huge audiences and dedicated fans, sports teams can be hugely profitable businesses. Combine this with the other related businesses in the sports industry – advertisers, manufacturers, transport companies and stadium owners, and it becomes clear sport is important to many countries because of the finances involved.

7. Sport Can Help Build Connections With Other Countries

A final reason why sport is important for a country is that it can build international connections.

Sports are played all over the world. Hugely popular sports, like football, tennis, hockey, and basketball are played in almost every country on the globe. Huge international tournaments are held where teams come together and fans watch players compete between nations. These international events bring people together, help to make genuine connections across cultures and help to break down the barriers between people.

Many people travel abroad to watch their favourite teams play. Many more watch sporting events from around the world on TV. Both of these help people to get a better understanding of different parts of the world – often places they would never see otherwise.

Sport can also be a major driver to peace between countries. There have been several occasions throughout history where nations at odds with each other have put their differences aside over sport. The non-pollical nature of sport, combined with the fact almost everyone in the world follows a sporting team, can help to reduce hatred, and begin to build a connection between even some of the most acrimonious nations.

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