Alfred Sim just got appointed as the Women’s Under20 4x100m relay coach early this year. As a former Coach Assistant in Sprints and Hurdles, Alfred Sim was in charge of the Youth and Junior Development Team. In this short career of 4 years under this appointment, he has led various athletes to winning both local and international meets. One of the most promising junior sprinters Calvin Kang broke the National Junior Record in the Asian Junior Championships 2008, surpassed performances of senior athletes and went on to represent Singapore in sprints at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and recently Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, 4 x 100m relay quartet. Abdul Hakeem held the National Junior Record for 110m Hurdles since 2006, but within 12 months of training with Alfred, he went on to break the 42-year-old National Record for 110m Hurdles.
In the local National School scene, Alfred coached Shalindran in breaking the 400m A Division record with the time of 49.35s in 2008. In the recent 2014 National School Track and Field Championship, Joshua Lim from ACS independent broke the C Div 400m record with a time of 51.65s, defended his 400m title, he went on to break the B Div and a new U17 national record with a 49.24s. Alfred’s coaching versatility bagged him a gold medal in the 2014 National Inter-School Cross Country Championship, where Natalie Soh Hann from Paya Lebah Methodist Girl School who never came close to top 30 in her previous championships, finished first with a timing of 14:28:07.
Singapore Athletics launched the Apprentice Coach Program in January 2016 supported by the Singapore Sports Institute to help local coaching development. Alfred is one of the 2 coaches selected for this program understudying the Head Coach of Singapore Athletics, Luis Cunha.
Alfred also plays the role of Team Manager and Team Coach, leading athletes to several international meets, such as the World Youth and World Junior Championships in Ostrava and Poland. Regionally, he has also led teams to Asian Athletics Championship 2011 in Kobe, Japan, Asian Junior Championships 2008 in Jakarta, and SEA Junior Championships 2008 in Phuket.
Alfred is always ready to take up challenges and upgrade himself – he has already completed his IAAF Level 2 (Sprints and hurdles) and NCAP Level 2 coaching courses, and completed his degree in Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the Edith Cowan University. He has a strong interest in Strength and Conditioning, and he is also NSCA, CSCS certified.
He was awarded the POSB Everyday Champions Award 2009, organized by POSB and Singapore Sports Council, for his dedication and outstanding achievement in coaching. The SSC also awarded him a High-Performance Coaches Scholarship in 2009, and recently January 2019 to UK, Loughborough for the International Festival of Athletics Conference to further upgrade himself, by encouraging him to participate in workshops, seminars and conferences.