Second consecutive coach award for bowling

29th May, Singapore: SingaporeBowling National head coach, William Woo bagged his second consecutive Coach of the Year award at the Annual Singapore Sports Awards ceremony held at the Stamford Swissotel on Tuesday night.

William Woo, who was appointed coach for SingaporeBowling 1995, earned his ranks after being promoted to head coach in 2003. Since then, bowling in Singapore at international level has grown by leaps and bound.

The former national bowler, picked up his first Coach of the Year award back in 1996. He earned his second award just last year after a stella year for the Singapore bowling team having won 3 gold medals at the Asian Youth Championships.

Singapore also won 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010. Bowling had another good year in 2011 when they won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals at the Asian Championships in Abu Dhabi.

The team ended a superb year for the coaching staff with 3 silver and 1 bronze medal at the World Women Championships in Hong Kong.

“It’s indeed a great honour to win such a prestigious award,” said William after receiving his second straight award. “It’s not solely my effort. My team of coaches and players did the job and delivered the goods. I just reaped the rewards.”

Swimmer amd 16-year-old, Joseph Schooling won the Sportsman of the Year award beating shooter Zhang Jin while 22-year-old Fu Mingtian, who became the first Singaporean shuttler in win a SEA Games women’s singles title, took the Sportswomen of the Year accolade.

Swimmers Quah heng Wen and Amanda Lim picked up the Sportsboy and Sportsgirl of the Year awards. Singapore President, Mr Tony Kheng Yan was the guest of honour to give the awards.

Photos by SingaporeBowling.