Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 9am
Where: 1 Woodleigh Lane (Off Upper Serangoon Road), Singapore 357684

The benefits of sport are far reaching, but not all children are natural born athletes or have the motivation (or confidence) to try out and reach their potential.

Q: How do we inspire the next generation to give sport a try, and benefit from the comradery, commitment and character which develops through physical activities?
Q: What can we do as parents and guardians to support and encourage their participation at any level?
Q: How do we help our children navigate being gracious in winning and defeat?

These and other questions will be answered by 4 top sports coaches as part of our first expert panel series for 2018. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session with the audience, and an open house tour to view our facilities and connect with Stamford School life.

Learn more about the specialist coaching we provide at Stamford and how we nurture our student athletes to have confidence to achieve at their fullest potential from youngsters starting out, to Varsity Elite athletes, at both inter-school and international competitions.

A quick dive into 3 of the sports experts:

Athletics Director and Co-Curricular Activities Director (Panel Moderator)

Paul Hodgkinson

Paul Hodgkinson

An Athletic Administrator for more than 24 years and having held various leadership positions in Athletics, Activities and PE programs at high achieving international schools within the region, Paul is presently the Athletics Director and CCA Director at Stamford. In addition, he is also the Chair of the International Association of Athletic Administrators and Coaches (IAAAC) and the founding chair of the South East Asia students Activities Conference (SEASAC) and the Bangkok International Schools Athletic Conference (BISAC). He is passionate about helping shape young people’s lives beyond the classroom and contributing towards the development of the whole person.

Swimming Coach

Gil Levy

Gil Levy

A Tier 2 Singapore National Coach, SSA Technical Official, Level 3 British Swim Coach and FINA World Cup Coach, Gil has competed in World Championships, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Africa Games. He has extensive years of coaching and has coached in many countries including South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and presently in Singapore. Under his belt, he has trained the Triathlon World Champion and World Ironman qualifier, South African Olympic Gold and Olympic Silver medalist, World Champion and World Cup Champion who has also broken then the Olympic and World Record numerous times and students from USA’s most esteemed swimming universities. Under Gil’s coaching at Stamford, the Swim Team has qualified for finals and brought home medals in their respective home National Competitions including Singapore, Hungary and Israel. The High School Boys and Junior School Girls teams are now ranked 3rd in Singapore International Schools and recently 2 of our student athletes qualified to compete in the FINA Swimming World Cup.

Gymnastics Coach

Joy Koh

Joy Koh

As Stamford’s lead Gymnastics Coach for 2 years and with extensive coaching experience in Australia for 3.5 years, Joy Koh has led our Gymnastics team to shine in various inter-school and international competitions. In its first ever competitive meet in February 2017, the level 2 and 3 Senior Teams emerged as Champions and brought home a total of 5 Gold medals. Joy has recently been appointed as National Technical Director of Women’s Artistics Gymnastics by Singapore Gymnastics, the highest qualified FIG Coach (Level 3) and FIG Judge (Cat II) in Singapore and is passionate about the development of Gymnastics in Singapore. She has also been part of the judging panel in various international competitions such as the Hong Kong International Invitational – Technical Director of Competition and Head of Delegation for Singapore (Jan 2017), FIG World Cup (Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia), Team Manager for Singapore at FIG World Cup (Stuttgart, Germany), SEA Games (2003 Hanoi, 2007 Korat, 2011 Palembang, 2015 Singapore), Commonwealth Games (2014 Glasgow), Asian Games (2006 Qatar, 2010 Guangzhou), World Cup (2007 Shanghai, 2013 Anadia), and World Championships (2011 Tokyo, 2013 Antwerp, 2014 Nanning).

Also appearing:
Igor Ferreira, Soccer Coach
Kyle Jeffers, Basketball Coach

Stamford offers over 96 competitive sports teams and over 250 Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs). Team sports offered include soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis, rugby, touch rugby, volleyball, cross country, track and field, badminton, gymnastics, softball and golf. For more information on these programs, click here.

Co-curricular and After School activities

At Stamford, we believe in helping students develop passions from a young age. Our extensive Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) program is offered from as young as Pre-Kindergarten all the way to Grade 12. The program offers students fun opportunities to explore their talents, develop new skills and be successful beyond the classroom in a wide range of after-school activities. Whilst there are many activities to choose from, some include: Rock Climbing, Dance, Judo, Chess, 3D Printing, Coding, Inline Skating, Super Chef, Minecraft, Lego Robotics, all sports and more.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at +65 6602 7247 or email us at


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