Gold Squad Programme

While the The GIIS Sports Excellence Programme offers all GIIS students the opportunity to participate in sports as Extracurricular Activities (ECA’s), students who demonstrate strong athletic potential may be eligible for selection to the GIIS Gold Squad Programme.

About the Gold Squad Programme

Designed to identify, develop and hone athletic talent among students, the GIIS Gold Squad Programme offers specialised training to students, as well as the platform to showcase their skills by representing GIIS in intra- and inter-school matches and tournaments at both the national and international level.

Participation in the Gold Squad Programme stems from a natural progression starting with our ECA’s, where beginners are introduced to quality athletic training with a focus on teamwork and the spirit of sportsmanship. The Gold Squad Programme selection process is based on two main factors: performance in ECA’s and previous achievements.

Gold Squad Programme Training

Students chosen for the GIIS Gold Squad Programme undergo intensive training within a specifically designed curriculum under the skilled guidance of our expert coaching team. This results-oriented approach integrates mechanisms for measuring progress while still keeping the emphasis on building up a sense of discipline, team spirit, ethics and leadership.

In alignment with our holistic Nine Gems model, this additional training is provided at no extra cost.

Gold Squad Programme Merit Sports

The GIIS Gold Squad Programme is currently offered in five merit sports:

  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Gold Squad Programme Achievements

GIIS Gold Squad Programme teams and student athletes have garnered numerous accomplishments in recent years, including:

  • championship titles at national and international tournaments
  • top rankings within the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS)
  • selection for the Singapore National Cricket team