97 Student-Athletes to Participate in the 7th ASEAN School Games

Published Date: 18 November 2015 12:00 AM

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1. 97 student-athletes from 30 schools will be representing Singapore Schools at the 7th ASEAN School Games (ASG) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, from 21 to 29 November 2015.

2. This year, over 900 student-athletes from eight ASEAN nations1 will be taking part in the ASG. Singapore will be participating in badminton, golf, netball, sepak takraw, swimming, and track and field.

3. The ASG, organised by the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC)2 , aims to promote ASEAN solidarity among youths while providing opportunities for school-athletes to benchmark their sporting talents. Student-athletes will also engage in cultural exchanges during the Games.

4. The student-athletes from the Singapore Schools contingent were selected based on their overall performance at the National School Games, and 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. The list of student-athletes is in Annex A.

5. Mr R Vasuthevan, Principal, Bukit View Secondary School, will be leading the Singapore Schools contingent. He is assisted by Deputy Chef de Mission, Mr Tan Chor Pang, Principal, Boon Lay Secondary School.

  1. The eight ASEAN nations are Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. The ASSC was formed in 1978 to co-ordinate and champion sporting programmes and activities amongst ASEAN countries. The Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) is a member.

    In 2008, ASSC members agreed to adopt a multi-sport format similar to the Southeast Asian Games for its competitions, starting with the first ASG in Thailand in 2009. Each ASSC member country took turns to host the ASG annually - Malaysia (2010), Singapore (2011), Indonesia (2012), Vietnam (2013), the Philippines (2014) and this year, Brunei Darussalam.
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