Supporting Sporting Talents - Epsom College in Malaysia

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Supporting Sporting Talents

Epsom College in Malaysia is quickly establishing itself as a sporting centre of excellence. Athletes from various sports are training alongside each other in the College’s Sports Academy.

The Academy is led by current Malaysian Rugby captain Syahir Asyraf and supported by three other current sporting internationals. Syahir and his team work with all the athletes on a programme that addresses a number of aspects of sporting performance.

There are over twenty athletes currently in the Academy representing a wide range of sporting backgrounds. This has created an environment where individual successes are celebrated within the group, training and performance ideas are shared whilst each member strives to reach their full potential.

Members of the Sports Academy are also having a significant influence upon the wider sporting community at Epsom College. Many athletes offer coaching sessions in their chosen sport, organise internal leagues or are delivering seminars in various facets of sport. This has helped inspire many students and developed a whole College sporting philosophy of participation and building a healthy, active lifestyle.

Epsom College works with athletes to enable them to attend their regular training sessions and competitions off campus. The academic progress of each athlete is also closely monitored by staff with additional assistance provided if required. Sport scholarships are also available on request.

International Sporting Achievements of current Academy members

  • Su Lin Seow (Figure Skating: Malaysia)
    – Performed at the SEA Games opening and closing ceremony. Malaysian National Champion.
  • Ryuken Satoh (Wrestling & Judo: Japan)
    – Japan National Judo Champion and 2nd in Japanese National Wrestling Championships.
  • Adam Rohizam (Golf: Malaysia) 
    – Ranked Number 1 Malaysian Junior.
  • Nalin Da Silva (Cricket: Malaysia)
    – Represented Malaysia U19 XI
  • Kiroshanna Manoharan (Squash: Malaysia)
    – Placed 2nd in the Malaysian National Championships.

International Sporting Achievements of former Academy members

  • Riki Shinozuka (Traithlon: Malaysia)
    – Silver medal in the SEA Games.
  • Daim Hishammudin (Motor Racing: Singapore)
    – Asian Series Champion
  • Atiya Junaidi (Gymnastics: Malaysia)
    – Malaysian Rhythmic Team
  • Gabriel Lingan (Rugby: Philippines)
    – Philippines U19 Rugby XV
  • Cindy Ng (Badminton: Malaysia)

Sports Coaching Staff (current internationals)

  • Syahir Asyraf (Rugby: Malaysia)
    – Asian Rugby Championship 2016/2017 : Division 1 Champion
  • Dayang Manggie (Rugby: Malaysia)
    – Rugby SEA Games 2017 : Bronze medal
  • Nadzirah Abidin (Rugby: Malaysia)
    – Rugby SEA Games 2017 (reserve) : Bronze medal
  • Ivana Beriak (Floorball: Malaysia)
    – Floorball SEA Games 2015 : Bronze medal