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Young participants were given the chance to try their hands on new sports, such as hockey 

The Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre (SRC) was a busy hive of activity on Saturday, 31 August 2013 as families turned up as early as 8.00 am for the Jurong West SRC Open House. Organised by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), residents were treated to a buffet of sports activities at the Open House, as well as offers to sign up as members to enjoy discounted rates for upcoming sports programmes.

Amongst the various activities were workshops for Table Tennis, Basketball, Inline Skating, Snorkeling and Bokwa on offer for try outs.

Several introductory classes for activities such as Zumba, Aqua Aerobics and Line Dancing were also conducted for both adults and children.

"This event is really great as a way to introduce sports to different people. It is really nice that adults and children can come together to work out as a family. The variety of games set up for the open house is really good as well and it is accessible to everyone by being held in a heartland area," said Kimberly Cheong, a participant at the Open House.

Amongst the flurry of sporting activities, booths were set up all around the stadium offering various goodies to participants, ranging from a car boot sales to cotton candy counters. Some sports interest groups such as the Running Interest Group and Pentaque Interest Group had also set up information booths to educate participants on their sport as well.

Swimming Pools at Choa Chu Kang SRC (7 Sep) and Jurong East SRC (14 Sep) will be open for free on days of the Open House.

One of the main draws of the day was the Parent-Child Fundatmental Movement Skill workshop and a football demonstration for kids for families with young children.

Hosted by S-League football Club Warriors FC, young participants were able to try out basic football techniques under the guidance of professional footballers and coaches from the club. The young fans were especially delighted to see ex-national footballers Aleksandar Duric, Lionel Lewis and and S. Subramani making a special appearance.

The event was also graced by Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, who dropped in to lend his support to the event and even took part in a game of tennis at one of the try-out booths.

"It's a great way for everyone to understand more about sports and it gives us an opportunity to take part as a family. It is easily accessible to the community," said Nagalingam Thangavelu, who signed up with his two children.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to take part at our next 2 Open Houses on Saturday, 7 September 2013 at Choa Chu Kang SRC and Sat, 14 September 2013 at Jurong East SRC. There are still opportunities to register for membership to gain discounted rates for sports programmes. 

Swimming pools at these SRCS will be open to public for free on the day of the Open Houses as well.

For more information about the upcoming Open Houses visit this link.

Mr Wong tries out tennis at the Jurong West SRC Open House on Saturday, 31 August 2013.
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