Looking to join a sports team in Singapore? Here's where to join a club - whether you're into hockey, frisbee or water polo
Joining a sports club in Singapore is a great way to meet new people and maintain an active lifestyle. Check out our guide to the teams of ten major sports in Singapore and find out how to get in on the action. SBSA
Amateur club Typhoon holds weekly practices, and whether you’re Canadian, American, French, or Japanese, everyone’s welcome to join in the fun. They’ll provide the equipment, guide you on the rules, and even take you out for a few pints afterwards so just bring yourself and an open heart to make new friends. If you have the experience and are looking to join an elite team, check out Singapore Baseball & Softball Association’s club affiliations.
Get your hoop on at one of the clubs listed on Basketball Association of Singapore. You’ll find that the list caters to a range of proficiency levels and includes essential information on how to get involved. Alternatively, grab a bunch of pals and start your own recreation team. There are numerous outdoor basketball courts, like the ones at Ministry of Education’s Co-Curricular Activities Branch (CCAB) along Bukit Timah, but School of Physical Education’s indoor courts will make sure you won’t have to worry about the weather.
This gentleman’s game has been played on these shores since Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed in 1819. Head over to iconic Singapore Cricket Club, which boasts a rich 162-year history, and get acquainted with the distinguished sport. If their $2,000 annual sports membership seems a bit steep, venture to Balestier and check out Ceylon Sports Club. Ladies are welcome too!
Dragon boat racing
If there’s one sport that encapsulates masculinity, perseverance, and the sheer power of teamwork, it’s got to be dragon boat racing. To see the sport in its full glory, check out the training and races organised by Singapore Dragon Boat Association. Feel free to approach any of the members afterwards about recreational and competitive activities. They are super friendly and passionate, to say the least!
Whether you want to play it, watch it, or bet on it, there’ll be somewhere on the island to ease your footy craving. Singapore’s professional league, S.League, organises weekly matches, so if your skills are ready for the next level you can contact the league to find out about trials. For amateurs, get your information from Kallang Roar, a comprehensive online forum about what’s going on in Singapore’s professional and recreational soccer scenes.
With strong connections to the British, it’s not surprising that field hockey is a popular sport amongst locals. If you’re looking to make up the numbers for a match, or attend a full training session to develop team work, agility, and improve your ball-handling prowess, hook up with the welcoming members of Tornados Field Hockey Club who train at the Hockey Village in Boon Lay. The Singapore Hockey Federation runs men’s and women’s leagues catering for higher skilled athletes too. Wanderers
Despite its lack of recognition in the international scene, Singapore has a surprisingly vibrant and active local rugby community. You’ll be able to find a mix of men’s and women’s teams, along with clubs that play rugby union and seven-a-side matches. If you fancy a bit of training, get in touch with the Wanderers RFC. Whenever there are big international games, you’ll also spot members watching the action at various Harry’s bars around the island!
Don’t confuse this sport with an afternoon of casual hucking with man’s best friend. Ultimate Frisbee has officially joined the likes of soccer and basketball, and is gaining popularity as a skillful sport in Singapore. For adept frisbee flingers, hang out at hotspots like Park View Square and Botanic Gardens. If you’re looking to join a community, Singapore Ultimate Players’ Association is the place to go to find out everything about Ultimate and meet avid enthusiasts. Attend the association’s annual competition – Singapore Ultimate Open – to marvel at some of Singapore’s best.
With bikini-clad babes and chiseled six-packs being the norm it’s no wonder that beach volleyball makes for an excellent spectator sport. But if you don’t feel as confident as the bronze Adonis leaping about on Sentosa’s Siloso beach, you could always try out indoor volleyball with the International Kakis Volleyball Club. For die-hard beach players, the beach volleyball courts along Siloso beach are free for all.
If you’re looking to pick up an aquatic sport, why not try water polo! The Queenstown Water Polo Club offers the whole range of beginner, intermediate, elite, and adult programmes. Trial sessions only cost $25 per session, while membership tallies to $150 a year. Lead Image: Roxy Basketball Photo by Philip Au/SportSG