Singaporeans from all walks of life braved the wet weather to try their hand at 50 different sports on the first of four days of sporting activities organised nationwide in celebration of Singapore’s golden jubilee.
Badminton is one of the 50 sports that the public can try out at the various Sports Centres during the ActiveSG SG50 Jubilee Weekend. Photo: Sport Singapore
Sports centres in Jurong East, Seng Kang, Toa Payoh, Pasir Ris and Yio Chu Kang have been designated as “celebration zones” and will be organising tryouts for wide range of games and sports. Besides being able to try out a new sport, residents will also get free admissions to ActiveSG gyms and swimming pools across Singapore over the holiday weekend.
Jurong resident Iris Ng said that she was at the Jurong Sports Centre to try out Zumba and Piloxing. “We can come to try out different types of exercise and I think it’s a very good initiative and (creates) awareness as well” she said.
Residents take part in a Zumba class. Photo: Sport Singapore
Piloxing instructor Jeffrey Lim also added that after trying out the programs for free residents can sign up for classes via the ActiveSG smartphone app if they want to learn more about the various exercises.
Team Singapore athletes also took the time to interact with members of their community when they took part in a floorball clinic and water telematch. Delvin Goh a member of the men’s basketball team said: “The purpose of this event is for us to interact with the public”.
Team Singapore athletes and residents play a game of Tug of War. Photo: Sport Singapore
When asked about the event archery team member Ang Han Teng added: “I see that all the kids and adults are really enthusiastic (about the games).”
Besides the 50 sport tryouts and free admission to its facilities, ActiveSG has also organised screenings of the National Day Parade at its Pasir Ris and Seng Kang Sport Centres on 9 August.
The ActiveSG SG50 Jubilee Weekend will end on 10 August. For more information on activities in your neighbourhood please click here