SingaporeBowling announces Senior Appointment

23rd April, Singapore: SingaporeBowling today announced the re-organization of its High Performance Department which included the appointment of its former National bowler and National Co-Head Coach, Mervyn Foo as the technical director to head SingaporeBowling’s High Performance Team with effect from 1 May 2011.

Francis Yeo has been promoted to National Deputy Head Coach while veteran bowler, Remy Ong, who will continue to represent Singapore in bowling championships, will understudy its coaching team as part of this re-organization.

The appoinement marked an important leap as SingaporeBowling continue its efforts to groom more emerging bowlers to rise up to the world podium.

“A technical director in place helps us to continue to evolve and strengthen our current national team, which has grown in depth and width tremendously over these years. This will also help us build a stronger foundation to catapult us to be one of the top 3 bowling nations in the world,” said Mrs Jessie Phua, President of SingaporeBowling.“Mervyn, who started his bowling career as a National bowler and joined our coaching team in 2003, has proven to be capable of shouldering the responsibilities and duties of a technical director with his experience and knowledge.”

Mervyn Foo has helped the national team achieve major milestones for Singapore in the world bowling map. This includes Singapore topping the medal tally in the World Bowling Championship 2006, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan as the first Singaporean to be crowned a World Champion in the 2008 AMF Bowling World Cup and Singapore topping the overall medal tally in this year’s Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship.

This is in addition to Singapore having increased its medal tally in the South East Asian Games 2005 and 2007 and the Asian Games 2006 and 2010.


One important component of its improved high performance structure included putting in place a seamless and painless transition path for Remy Ong to integrate smoothly into its coaching team.

This marks a new career path for Remy, who has made significant contributions to Singapore over the past 16 years of his bowling career.

“Remy’s many years of experience competing on the lanes is an invaluable asset to the team of coaches. He will be able to relate well to our bowlers and provide his invaluable insight to our team,” added Mrs Jessie Phua.

“His wealth of international competition experience and knowledge will eventually place him as one of Singapore’s best coaches, if not the best. Francis will continue to work closely with Henry to train our bowlers in their physical game to prepare the team for Asian Games 2014.”

Photos by SingaporeBowling.