The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is delighted to announce the return of the Singapore Disability Sports Awards (SDSA) 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation. SDSC is honoured to have Haw Par Corporation on board as presenting partner for the annual awards that aim to recognise achievements and contributions made by individuals or groups to the development of disability sports.
This year’s SDSA 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation will be slightly different – the achievements that are being celebrated and recognised will not be limited to sports performance, given the lack of international and local competitions in FY2020/2021. The awards will instead focus on the display of Paralympic values such as courage, determination, inspiration and equality by the athletes, their support system and members of the community. As such, SDSA 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation is a special Resilience edition.
Nominations for the SDSA 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation closed on Monday, 28 June 2021.
The nominees of the SDSA 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation can be viewed here.
To create a heightened sense of awareness among the general public, SDSC will be introducing the public voting component for both Sportsperson Category and Contributor Category.
Public voting will be open for the period of one week, from Monday, 19 July 2021 to Friday, 23 July 2021. Here’s how your vote will count. Every unique ‘like’ on the nominee’s photo will count towards a vote. Each person can vote for different nominees in the same award category.
Each person must also like SDSC’s Facebook page for each ‘like’ on the nominee’s photo to be valid. Scores will be tabulated as of Friday, 5.00pm, 23 July 2021.
Public voting will count towards a percentage of the nominee’s overall score.
The SDSA 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation was held on Thursday, 5 August 2021. The event was streamed LIVE on SDSC’s YouTube Page HERE.
Download the E-Booklet for the Singapore Disability Sports Awards presented by Haw Par Corporation for the year 2021 HERE.
In conjunction with the Singapore Disability Sports Awards (SDSA) 2021 presented by Haw Par Corporation to be held on 5 August 2021, SDSC hosted the SDSA Digital Raffle 2021, where we are encouraging members of the public to donate for a chance to win different experiences across different categories as part of a donation draw.
Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar under Project Resilience, Tote Board’s Enhanced Fundraising Programme.
Find out more about the SDSA Digital Raffle 2021 here or click below:
Queries are to be directed to Mr Lim Wei Hao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Singapore Disability Sports Awards (SDSA) was brought back in 2019, after the last Sports Awards had been held more than a decade ago in 2008. The only other time that the achievements of the para sports community were recognised was in 2014, when SDSC had given out a set of Outstanding and Meritorious Achievement awards as part of its 40th anniversary.
With the commitment made in 2019 to continue holding the SDSA every year, SDSC remains committed to celebrating the achievements of the wider para sports community. This will allow us to recognise the efforts of the support system of coaches, volunteers and partners, and provide an opportunity to celebrate moments from the past year. In doing so, we hope the stories will inspire greater awareness for para sports and inspire other persons with disabilities (PWDs) to be open to the idea of participating in sports.
View the full list of past winners below:
|Award||2019 Recipient||2020 Recipient||2021 Recipient|
|Sportsman of the Year||Muhammad Diroy Bin Noordin (Athletics)||Eric Foo Ming De (Tenpin Bowling)||Steve Tee & ACP Ang Kee Meng (Cycling)|
|Sportswoman of the Year||Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming)||Nur Syahidah Alim (Archery)||Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming)|
|Team of the Year||Boccia BC3 Pairs|
1) Lim Yu Fei, Faye
2) Nurulasyiqah Binte Mohammad Taha
3) Toh Sze Ning
Athlete Competition Partners:
1) Chew Zi Qun
2) Lim Boon Ghee
3) Nur Azizah Binti Ahmad Rumzi
|Tenpin Bowling Pairs:|
1) Eric Foo Ming De
2) Muhammad Farhan Bin Ismail
|Women's Goalball Team:
1) Norliana Bte Mohamed Ajam
2) Inez Hung Huimin
3) Joan Hung Huixin
4) Christina Aw Peiwen
|Sportsboy of the Year||Toh Wei Soong (Swimming)||Toh Wei Soong (Swimming)||Aloysius Gan Kai Hong & ACP Gan Keng Aik (Boccia)|
|Sportsgirl of the Year||Maisarah Binte Mohamed Hassan (Athletics)||N.A.||Lim Yu Fei Faye & ACP Lim Boon Ghee (Boccia)|
|Coach (High Performance) of the Year||Alex Ang Yock Seng (Swimming)||Pang Qing Liang (Archery)||Mark Chay Jung Jun (Swimming)|
|Coach (Developmental) of the Year||Hansen Bay (Goalball)||Muhammad Abdul Razak Bin Mansor (Para Powerlifting)||Hansen Bay (Goalball)|
|Community Impact Award (Volunteering)||Choh Ssu Yee Wendy||serendipET||Nigel Goh (Powerlifting)|
|Community Impact Award (Events & Initiatives)||Amputee Support Group||Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore||Goalball Singapore|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Frankie Thanapal Sinniah, PBM, BBM||Henry Tan||-|