Sport and Physical Education at Dulwich College (Singapore) is for everyone. We are proud of the personalised pathways that exist enabling young people to follow their passions and develop a life-long interest in leading physically active and healthy lives.
Students can take part in many sports at Dulwich including football, rugby, touch rugby, netball, basketball, athletics, tennis, badminton, swimming, gymnastics, cricket and hockey to name a few. Dulwich offers a wide range of compeitive sports and fields more than 275 teams and is one of the leading sports schools in Asia. As part of the Dulwich College International network, students can be selected to take part in the Dulwich Games and the Dulwich Olympiad and also in external competitions such as those hosted by ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools), FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and other prestigious international competitions to ensure students are challenged and given an opportunity at every level.
At the heart of our programme is using sport to develop good, considerate people through focusing on their character and behaviour traits. By concentrating on developing Determination, Courage, Skilful performers and Gracious athletes we want to see young people equipped with the character that will make a positive impact in the world whilst driving up standards and expectations for others to follow. Underpinning all of our sporting endeavours is the notion of good sportsmanship and fair play, which applies to players, parents and coaches.
Our Sports programme is delivered by specialists in all areas of the College from Toddlers in the Early Years; to the IB students preparing to go to university. Sport and physical education is taught and led by experienced, world-class specialists from all corners of the globe.
We are proud of the sports provision we have here at Dulwich. There are sports teams available for all students. If students wish to play and be involved in sport there are no trials, students are never cut, we ensure that every child that wants to be involved in sport can be.
Sports offered at Dulwich College (Singapore):
Kali Majapahit Martial Arts
We believe that rugby participation helps develop personal values and skills that transcend sport and contribute to students becoming outstanding global citizens of the 21st century. Our DCSG Sports values of Determination, Courage, skilful development and Graciousness are at the heart of the rugby programme, which is available for all students at the College and starts competitively with the U10s in Year 5.
We aim to cultivate the most enjoyable and safest environment possible, where every student can maximise their personal development. We are committed to ensuring that each team, regardless of level, has excellent provision from an outstanding group of truly knowledgeable staff, led by former Fijian captain Mr. Deacon Manu. This enables everyone to participate at their appropriate level and take pride in representing the College..
We are also committed to giving the boys the opportunity to join a rugby tour at different stages as they progress through the College. We believe that tours provide a wonderful environment in which to build relationships and create memories of a lifetime. We host the FOBISIA Invitational and have toured all over Asia, Australia and over to the United Kingdom.
Rugby is an integral part of life at Dulwich. We link in with the local clubs and enter every competition possible to ensure the students have the most comprehensive and balanced programme possible to prepare them for a life-long love of the game with structures and training programmes available to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, whatever that may be.
Netball Teams start at Under 9 in Year 4 and progress in each year group up to the senior 1st VII. With multiple teams in each age group, every student has the opportunity to represent the College at their level. It is the largest programme in South East Asia.
The provision is delivered by experienced specialists, led by Singapore International netballer Melody Teo, who represented Singapore for over 10 years playing in the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool and now leads the provision across the College.
Students participate in competitions locally in Singapore, regionally in South-East Asia and around the world with tours to Australia and England.
Learning the Dulwich (DCSG) values of Determination, Courage, Skilful application and Gracious behaviour is integral to all sports people at the College. Through playing netball students learn the importance of these values preparing them to be global citizens for the 21st Century.
Football is the largest participation sport across both genders at Dulwich with students having the opportunity to represent the College from Year 3 at U8s and there is a development pathway for all students up to the 1st XIs in the Senior School. Opportunities are available for all, from recreational to higher-ability groups. Dulwich uses a late specialisation model which allows students to participate in a multitude of other sports.
By emphasising development and personal growth, through our DCSG values (Determination, Courage, Skill and Graciousness) we create technically gifted young players who understand the importance of giving their best and learning to win and lose with dignity.
Students compete in local and regional competitions and festivals, whilst also touring all over the world. We have a pathway structure that enables the most talented footballers to have access to personal mentors, video analysis of their technical and tactical development and specific strength and conditioning programmes. The pathway leads to scholarship opportunities in the US, whilst there are also former students now with professional contracts in the top divisions in England.
Football at Dulwich College (Singapore) really does cater for every student of all abilities to help them to become global citizens prepared to make a difference in the 21st Century.
Dulwich College (Singapore) is recognised as one of the top schools in the region for swimming. We have six full-time coaches, led by Director of Swimming Mick Massey.
We recognise the importance of swimming as a life skill, ensuring that every student at the College swims once a week from Year 4 and below, above that every child gets the opportunity to enjoy swimming in blocks throughout the academic year. Through this curriculum provision, students are identified and can access the performance pathways for swimming which occur before and after school, catering for students of all levels and commitment.
By using the DCSG core values of Determination, Courage, Skill and Graciousness swimmers at Dulwich prepare to compete at their appropriate level. The College regularly hosts local meets and takes part in all national and international festivals and competitions that are appropriate for swimmers of all levels.
It is a crucial part of our provision helping all students to develop sound fundamental movement patterns whilst enabling our better athletes to prepare to compete in local and international competitions.
By focusing on the DCSG core values of Determination, Courage, Skilfulness and Graciousness students have the opportunity to develop their technical skills in the various athletic disciplines as well as learning how to push themselves to limits they were previously unaware they could achieve.
The House Athletics programmes ensure that every student in the College learns to compete whilst those more serious athletes have the opportunity to train throughout the year in their preferred disciplines.
The senior squads train all year round with our specialist coaches coaching on the DCSG traits of Determination, Courage, Skills and Graciousness.
Students take part in local competitions and also get the opportunity to play in international festivals and tournaments throughout Asia. Our pathway programme ensures that the most talented have access to video analysis to improve their technical and tactical development along with personalised strength and conditioning programmes.
Fixtures start at U11 in Year 6 and our facilities enable students to develop their skills all year round come rain or shine. We participate in local competitions and there’s the opportunity to travel and compete around Asia and Australia.
There is the opportunity for senior students to train all year round with our specialist coaches coaching on the DCSG traits of Determination, Courage, Skills and Graciousness.
Students take part in local competitions and with multiple teams available there are opportunities for all students to perform at their respective levels.
Ignite! Exceptional Performance Development Programme
High performing sports students seeking to play to the highest standards have the ability to further develop their talents through Ignite!
IGNITE! provides a support mechanism for those that wish to perform to the highest standards. They receive support in 4 key pillars of development: Physiological strength and conditioning programmes, Cognitive support in working clearly under pressure; technical and tactical development of their sport and importantly a personal mentor to talk through lifestyle habits and help them through their journey here at Dulwich.
We currently have students taking part in this programme across a range of sports: basketball, netball, football, golf, gymnastics, equestrian, swimming, triathlons, tennis, rugby and touch rugby.
IGNITE! is also supported by the opportunity to study the subject at IGCSE, IB through the Sport & Exercise Science Diploma and excitingly the IBCP, a career related study in sport enabling students to go to leading universities or into full-time employment in the sports industry. This alongside world-class coaching in the sports we offer, ensures that the sports provision at the College is of the highest quality possible.
Visit our Ignite! page here for more information.