With the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens just over in April, sport fans are thinking what’s next on the horizon. This post is for those of you wondering what’s next on Singapore’s sporting calendar besides the F1 Grand Prix.
12 June — UFC 275: Teixeira versus Prochazka
UFC Championship Belt heads to Singapore Indoor Stadium this June! Singapore plays host to the first UFC numbered, pay-per-view event held in South-east Asia. 2 title bouts will be featured — Glover Teixeira defends his UFC world light heavyweight championship against second-ranked Jiri Prochazka. Valentina Shevchenko defends her UFC world women’s flyweight title against Taila Santos, who earned her maiden title opportunity after a four-fight win run.
March to August — National School Games
This year sees the full restoration of the National School Games, comprising student participants from primary, secondary schools and JC. Since its debut in 1959, the Games were cancelled for the first time in 2020, and were partially restored last year. 2022’s iteration involves 60,000 students across 29 sports such as shooting, golf, cross country. Although its a closed-door event, you can always find out how things went from your friends with school-going kids!
December — Standard Chartered Marathon
One of the most hotly anticipated local marathons returns this year! Last year’s finale race adopted a hybrid model, offering limited slots for in-person race and encouraging participants to race virtually. This year has hopes for a full in-person race along Marina Bay with the increasingly relaxed physical distancing measures. Singapore’s Standard Chartered Marathon is listed as an IAAF Road Race Label Events, recognising it as a leading international road race.
23 – 28 May — Women’s Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation Cup
The first Women’s AOFC Cup debuted in Singapore in 2018. Now the second edition is back again, featuring six regional teams. Singapore’s national team won the last championship with a 4-1 victory against runner-up Thailand.
31 May – 4 June — Men’s World Floorball Championship Qualifiers AOFC
Continuing the floorball frenzy, eight regional teams will compete in Men’s WFCQ – AOFC for a spot in this November’s championship in Switzerland.
End 2023 — Women’s World Floorball Championship
WFC will return to Singapore in 2023, nearly two decades after she last hosted the tournament in 2005. The tournament is scheduled to be held in late 2023 at OCBC Arena and Singapore Indoor Stadium. The national women’s team finished 12th in the 2019 WFC in Switzerland, achieving their best-ever performance.