About Us

What We Do

Founded on 23 June 2008, the Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) that focuses on supporting and empowering Singapore’s para athletes and is responsible for fielding Singapore teams for the ASEAN Para Games, Asian Para Games, Asian Youth Para Games, Commonwealth Games and Paralympic Games. 

As a member of the International Paralympic Committee, the SNPC is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of people with disabilities and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society by educating and strengthening the values of the Paralympic Movement and Paralympic aspirations in Singapore. 

We believe that our athletes are more than sporting icons and can inspire beyond the sporting arenas, touching the hearts and minds of individuals throughout society. As part of the mission to grow and strengthen the Paralympic movement in Singapore, we work closely with international and local affiliates, national sports organisations and partners to provide sports programmes, expertise and opportunities for competitive development from beginner to elite levels.

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The Paralympic Movement has adopted and follows athlete-focused values, which act as the underlying reference for all those involved in Para sport.


The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements (i.e. Olympic Movement and Paralympic Movement) exist side-by-side.

Paralympic Movement

The Paralympic Movement is athlete-focused. Through athletes’ stories and achievements, attitudes towards people with an impairment can be changed. They engage and motivate people to create a more inclusive society. The Paralympic Movement builds a bridge which links sport with social awareness to help forge a path for this change and spread the message of respect and equal opportunity for all individuals.

Extract from 2013 Brand Book of the IPC.

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Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA)

The Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA) is given out by the Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) to outstanding athletes who have excelled in major games. It is given out in recognition of the huge commitment, discipline and passion to training and competing at the highest level – the desire to go that extra distance beyond self.

The Tote Board and DBS are the primary sponsors of the AAA which provide a cash payout to athletes who contribute to Singapore’s gold, silver or bronze medal tally in the Asian Para Games, Commonwealth Games, and Paralympic Games, and a gold medal in the ASEAN Para Games.

20% of the cash payout is typically retained by the Singapore National Paralympic Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) / National Disability Sports Associations (NDSAs) to help fund future training and development. Athletes are entitled to the awards up to a maximum of three highest individual achievements.

The remaining 80% of the cash payout is taxable if the individual receiving the AAA is an athlete employed by a sports body or carrying on a trade, business, profession or vocation in relation to his/her sporting ability.

Organisation Structure

Mr Leslie Lee

Mr Leslie Lee joined the SNPC as Secretary General on 1 August 2022. Prior to this, he was with the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry as Director, of Industry Clusters that oversee the growth and development of Trade Association and Chambers in Singapore, in partnership with various government agencies. He has more than 17 years of work experience in the public sector ranging from economics, land transportation, maritime security & relations, and sports infrastructure, including the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR), United Nations Convention on the Law of the SEA (UNCLOS), Sports Facilities Master Plan (SFMP) among others.

Ms Marya Malek

Ms Marya Malek was appointed on 1 April 2021. She has over ten years’ work experience in international development and social service sectors, with a focus on volunteer-led projects. She has designed and worked on award-winning development programmes in Asia. She has a keen interest in the strategic management of non-profit organisations and working collaboratively to achieve greater positive social impact.

Ms Agnes Siow

Ms Agnes Siow was appointed on 15 June 2022. She brings close to 30 years experience in finance, admin and human resource management. Among her current responsibilities are managing SNPC’s full set of accounts and finances, grants management and reporting, governance conformances, reporting and submission, as well as administrative and secretarial related functions.

Ms Chia Yun Lin

Ms Chia Yun Lin joined the SNPC on 1 June 2021. With her prior experience in client services of close to ten years, she brings a fresh and positive vibe to her role as a Assistant Sports Manager. Through her strong organisational skills and cheerful disposition, she hopes to help the para athletes fulfil their sporting goals by providing the best support possible, especially at major Games.

Support us in growing and strengthening the Paralympic movement

Singapore National Paralympic Council is an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) that relies on sponsors and donors to support its mission.