200 Student-Athletes to Participate in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games Held in Manila from 29 Nov - 7 Dec 2014

Published Date: 24 November 2014 12:00 AM

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1.200 student-athletes will be representing the Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) at the 6th ASEAN School Games (ASG) in Manila, Philippines, from 29 November to 7 December 2014. The student-athletes are from a total of 48 secondary schools and junior colleges. Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, will be gracing the ASG as Vice-president of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC).

2.Over 1,500 student-athletes from seven ASEAN nations, namely Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be sending student-athletes to compete in a total of 11 sports, which will be held at various locations within Marikina City, Manila. These sports are Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wushu.

3.Through the ASG, the ASSC aims to promote ASEAN solidarity in youth while providing opportunities for school-athletes to benchmark their sporting talents with their ASEAN peers. Student-athletes will also be able to engage in cultural exchanges with other ASEAN student-athletes throughout the ASG.

4.The student-athletes from the Singapore Schools contingent were selected based on their overall performance at the National School Games, as well as other local and regional sports competitions. To participate in the ASG, athletes must be 18 years of age or younger on 1st January of the year of the Games and be full-time students in the participating ASEAN countries (Please refer to Annex A for information on the ASG and the ASSC, and Annex B for the list of student-athletes).

5.Mrs Judina Cheong, Principal, Hai Sing Catholic School, will be leading the Singapore Schools contingent. She is assisted by two Deputy Chef De Mission, Mr Mohamed Razali B Abdul Hamed, Principal, Pei Cai Secondary School, and Mdm Cheang Mei Heng, Principal, Serangoon Junior College. Singapore will also be supporting the games in the capacity of Chairman for the ASSC Technical Committee.

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