Singapore hosts 28th ISSF Academy D course

The ISSF Academy D course for Regional Coaches took place in Singapore 10th to 12th March 2016 and was hosted by the Singapore Shooting Association. The course gathered together a total of 43 coaches from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The course lecturers were ISSF B level coaches Ms. Chea Rong Lim in rifle and Mr. Nigel Swee Hon Lim in pistol and the course was supervised by ISSF Academy rifle tutor Mr. Kimmo Yli-Jaskari. Mr. Edmund Goh, Senior Sports Development Officer was in charge of the organization of the course which was hosted at the Republic Polytechnic School in Woodlands.

All the participants were very actively involved in both the rifle and pistol technique presentations as well as in physical training and planning & organization sessions.

“We are very grateful to be able to host the first ISSF D Course for Pistol & Rifle in Singapore. This has given us the opportunity to not only give more knowledge to our local and regional coaches but also to give our ISSF B License coaches, Chea Rong and Nigel, a chance to take a step-up in presenting the course. The presence of such an experienced supervisor in Mr. Kimmo Yli-Jaskari, is a rare opportunity for the coaches to chat and discuss things with an international expert. This is a great first step for Singapore in the area of Coach Development which we hope to work much harder on in the coming years under the leadership of our Senior Sports Development Executive, Mr. Edmund Goh”, said Mrs. Jeanine Heng, the High Performance Manager of SSA.

“I have the highest respect to all our coaches in different countries and the D level coaches play an important role in developing the Sport of Shooting and strengthening the Shooting Family world wide. Here in Singapore I was especially happy to see a new generation of young coaches and a good number (14) of women coaches. Since Shooting is a great equality Sport for both men and women we are looking to see more women coaches in the future” said course the Course Supervisor Mr. Kimmo Yli-Jaskari.

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