Executive Committee

Committee Members Profile

A short biography of each member of the committee.

Mohammad Taufik Ahmadini


Having started his sporting career in track and field at the age of 18, he is an overall athlete. In 1989, he won two bronze medals at the FESPIC Games in Kobe. He participated in a few more FESPIC Games after that. Prior to switching to sailing in 1998, he also competed in road marathons. In 2002, he was one of the first two para-athletes to receive a full-time career in “SAILABILITY” through the SDSC.

The most impressive achievement of his career was during the final edition of the FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. He won a gold medal in the TPB8 Single and a silver medal in the TPB8 Doubles. Won the 2007 SDSC Sports Award for Best Team. He is now playing lawn bowls.

Additional info:

  • Chairman, This Abled Bowling since 2015.
  • Member of ExCo, Bedok Youth Society for the Disabled (BYSD) since 2014.
  • Volunteered for Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) in 1998.

Jaffa Mohamed Salleh

Vice President

Veteran disability sports administrator, facilitator, trainer, and policymaker. His mentorship has helped several younger generations of sports enthusiasts become future leaders in their respective sports organisations. The key to all his sporting endeavours is incorporating the right values within the organisation.

From civil engineering to information technology and finally back to sports, the former national youth footballer has had varied experiences in the private sector. This time, it’s disability sports. A low-profile IT entrepreneur with a Master of Marketing degree is one of the few eminent individuals knowledgeable about disability sports’ philosophy in Singapore. 

Additional info:

  • Vice President and Chairman, Sports Mgmt & HR @ Deaf Sports Association (Singapore)
  • President, Wheelchair Racing Association (Singapore)
  • A certified coach involved in para-athletics coaching since 2004.

Chow Kin Ming, Steve

Honorary Secretary

From the sports physiology unit at the Singapore Sport Institute, a logical and thorough learner who is passionate about helping others improve. His goal is to always seek creative solutions for problems and to use the most effective methods to resolve them. Graduated with BSc. Sports Science and Management, along with his extensive knowledge of physiology and injury rehabilitation, have proven to be extremely valuable.

Additional info:

  • Team Manager, Asian Youth & ASEAN Para Games 2017
  • Assistant Coach, Para-Athletics PI Group
  • Chief Range Officer for SEA Games & ASEAN Para Games 2015
  • National Technical Official for Singapore Shooting Association

Lim Caili, Rebecca

Honorary Treasurer

An avid sports fan seeking to serve effectively with a non-profit organisation. Played badminton at competitive levels internationally and won medals at the National Deaf Games. A draughtswoman in civil engineering with experience in the financial sector. Interested in contributing to the organisation as much as possible.

Additional info:

  • Volunteer, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Youth Event in 2016
  • Dancer, member of “Redeafination” (Singapore Deaf Dance Crew)
Rebecca Lim

Yap Ying Jun, Yvonne

Assistant Secretary

Her special interests include sports injuries and rehabilitation, injury prevention, and post-operative rehabilitation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, she has been with the Para-athletics team since 2017 for training and overseas competitions, helping oversee athletes’ training as well as their conditioning and rehabilitation. Her interest in contributing to the organisation off the field continues to grow.

Additional info:

  • An ASCA strength and conditioning coach.
  • A sports physiotherapist specialising in sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Loh Eng Meng

Assistant Treasurer

Experienced sports administrator with experience in Paralympic and Deaflympic sports. A prominent figure in the deaf sports community. He has vast experience leading a team of sports and recreational event professionals. For a deaf person, his abilities and initiative are admirable. As of 2012, he had established the Deaf Sports Association (Singapore) and initiated the formation of ASEAN Deaf Sports Federation.

Additional info:

  • Secretary-General, ASEAN Deaf Sports Federation
  • President, Deaf Sports Association (Singapore)

Norsilawati Sa’at

Committee Member

In 2004, her physiotherapist introduced her to wheelchair racing. The tenacious Paralympian made an impressive debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. She provides guidance to new wheelchair racers as an apprentice coach.

She holds a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science and contributes a great deal of knowledge to the rehabilitation training plan for para-athletes in wheelchairs.

Additional info:

  • Member of coaching team @ Wheelchair Racing Association (Singapore)
  • 2008 Sportswoman of the Year @ SDSC Sports Award

Mohammed Faisal Suptu

Committee Member

As an Associate Lecturer at Republic Polytechnic, he teaches Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. Under the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, he received a Masters in Diagnostic and Intervention, as well as a European Masters in Sports & Exercise Psychology. On an ad-hoc basis, he volunteers for people with special needs either at events or by guiding them academically. In addition to officiating and managing the local track and field meet sanctioned by Singapore Athletics (SA), he has a wealth of experience. He is one of two local para-athletics classifiers.

Additional info:

  • A local classifier for classification system which determines the eligibility and the sport class allocation for para-athletes in para-athletics.
  • A qualified International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Area International Technical Official (ITO)

Noridah Khalil

Committee Member

With more than ten years of experience as a special educator, she has worked with students with cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities, intellectual impairment, and autism. In addition to her certification in Adaptive Physical Education & Sports, she has worked with people with disabilities to help them lead a healthy lifestyle through sports and physical activities.

Her extensive background in special education makes her a valuable asset to the organization. In addition, she serves as a certified Technical Official in all events sanctioned by Singapore Athletics (SA).

Additional info:

  • Officiated in all SA sanctioned meets including Youth Olympic Games, Asian Youth Games, SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games.
  • A certified coach involved in para-athletics coaching for APSN Tanglin School.

Suriani Abdul Gani

Committee Member

A sports enthusiast from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Volunteering her time at sporting events and organisations is something she does on an ad-hoc basis. After serving as one of the Technical Officials at the ASEAN Para Games 2015, she developed a special interest in disability sports. In addition to her technical expertise, her knowledge of the game rules proved valuable to the organisation.

Additional info:

  • Officiated in all SA sanctioned meets including Youth Olympic Games, Asian Youth Games, SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games