myActiveSG Editor & Presenter (supposedly Singapore's favourite Facebook LIVE presenter)
Armed with a laptop and a notepad for "old-school" note-taking, Gary Yang started his career as a suit cum copywriter at an advertising agency, followed by a successful stint in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before eventually joining the editorial team at Sport Singapore. He now turns his attention to sporting headlines and sniffing out news angles in the sporting arena.
myActiveSG Editor & Presenter
Often mistaken as a bad boy, John Yeong is really more of a softie at heart. His 6 years spent overseas has helped him to seamlessly toggle between local coffee shop talk and an 'ang moh' accent without skipping a heartbeat, making him a versatile potato. John's stint as a footballer over the years spans competitions like the Canadian National Soccer League and Singapore's National Football League. This multi-talented jock is also the defacto host and emcee for SportSG events. In his free time, he loves to eat anything filled with red beans.
A new day dawns, but not quite early enough for Kerstin Ong. She’s already up hours before sunrise, working on her latest training routine with her Team Singapore athletics coach. Choc full of dynamism and giggles, there is more to this national hurdler's locker of tools than just her lame jokes. Watch as each slow grin spreads across her face as she teases our audience with another witty line before leaving all of us in her wake, eating dust.
Jean is what some may call the ultimate paradox. She looks very sporty but erm, apparently doesn't do sports all that often! Well, except for the occassional spectating at tennis matches of course, if you can call spectating a sport. Bubbly and outgoing isn't something used to describe this presenter, but there isn't a need to for someone like her, because she is cooler than beans! A natural on screen talent, Jean is the latest addition to the myActiveSG.com presenters team, and has taken to her role like a duck to water. Be sure to catch her on our upcoming Facebook LIVE sessions on myActiveSG Facebook page!
Be it chatting up the local neighbourhood folks, talking on screen, or immersing in work at his workstation, Guo Wei always gives 100 percent. His growing popularity among the heartland crowd is tribute to his genuine down-to-earth nature, which makes him both respected and well liked wherever he goes. Blessed with athletic genes, Guowei is known by many for his blistering speed on the courts, making him an asset for anyone on his team in SportSG's sporting friday activities!
Designer & Lead Creative
If the words crazy and creative ever got married and bore a son, he would probably look like Sol Ami. Meet our designer in chief, so often the creative juice behind many a narrative of a SportSG Facebook Live session. More than just providing interesting ideas for our scripts, our multi-talented designer is also well versed in the art of animation and likes to disturb office colleagues in his free time. Who knows what other dark ideas our office genie will think of next? We wonder.
Rena believes in striking the ultimate balance between work and fitness. Working full time in a bank does not stop her from indulging in fitness workouts every day. She is a strong believer of “strong is the new sexy” and that one has to take good care of one's body to live a healthy life and fulfill one’s fullest potential.
Team Nila volunteer
Often viewing the world as a half-full glass, there is more to this Team Nila volunteer's repertoire than just his optimism. When he isn't squeezing life's lemons, Randall is a pavement-pounding, yoga-practicing, meal-cooking, coffee-sipping force of nature. It's a lot to keep up with but it is also the perfect excuse to recharge with his guilty pleasure, an iced cold lemonade.
Team Nila volunteer
Most of her time is spent on social media and watching food videos by Gordon Ramsey and Tastemade. Jannah loves food and craves for new adventures on her plate all the time. So much so that most of her friends are involved with businesses surrounding food and named her the "unofficial official ambassador". She is also currently exploring healthier food options. If it's quirky, she'll have it! And true as they say "people who love to eat are always the best people"!
Nicolette cannot stop moving. A fervent believer in the importance of fitness and sports, she cannot imagine a life washed clean of physical activity. When she isn’t having fun in the swimming pool or dance studio, she enjoys keeping up with the exhilarating world of Formula One.
Koo Ching Long
Being an avid spectator of all sports, Ching Long finds it interesting to write and learn more about them. She has come to realise that watching and playing a sport are two very different things, gaining great appreciation for the the hard work athletes put in to perform in competition.
Previously, Karyn dabbled in food writing where she honed her skills writing various features as well as reviews. Now, she continues to cut her teeth by penning sports articles, fuelled by her passion for watching sports competitions, and her willingness to try her hand at various sports.
Audrey wrote for The New Paper and The Straits Times, before moving on to writing about sports. She strongly believes sports ties people together, in addition to making them feel physically and emotionally better.
Yao has been a Reuters Sub-Editor for over 4 years. A big football fan when he was young, Yaocheng has transformed into an armchair enthusiast, following the sport across Europe’s top leagues. Now he spends most of his time watching, writing and shooting sports. As a multimedia producer, he's covered some of the biggest sporting events in the country, including the 28th SEA Games, 8th ASEAN Para Games, WTA Finals and Singapore Grand Prix.
A professional photographer for the past 10 years, and a Senior Sub-Editor on the Global Pictures Desk in Reuters and Action Images for the past 8 years, Jeremy has been around the globe covering some of the world's biggest sporting events. Having helmed the coverage of the 28th SEA Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games as Chief Photographer, as well as the Rio Olympics as a photographer, he eats multi-sport events for breakfast. When he isn't behind the lens, he lends his dubious visage to Canon as an ambassador for it's Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Yong Teck Lim
Hardcore is probably the right word to use when describing Yong Teck’s love for basketball. After all, he grew up playing the sport. Coupled with his love for writing and photography, the foray into sports journalism was a predictable one. Prior to the bigger playing field, he honed his knowledge on sports through a stint at local sports editorial site, Red Sports. Away from the bustle of work, you can probably find him coaching basketball to young kids. Yong Teck currently operates as a Multimedia Producer for Reuters Content Solutions.