ActiveSG held its third Sports Leaders Camp at the Toa Payoh Sports Centre this week, laying strong foundations for Singapore’s budding leaders in the sporting scene.
Student sports leaders during the ActiveSG Sports Leaders Camp at Toa Payoh Sports Centre. Photo: Sport Singapore
A total of 122 student leaders from various schools came together for a four-day camp to develop skills such as leadership, teamwork and resilience.
“These are mainly the captains and vice-captains of the respective school teams and they have leadership potential in specific sports area,” said Ng Eng Soon, Senior Director of ActiveSG.
“We want them to explore going another level up to exercise their leadership qualities in a larger platform.”
Ng said the camp is designed around the core values of honour, teamwork and resilience, and will use various activities and sports to help instil these values in the student leaders.
“Our plan is quite a few folds. We want to have sports leaders who could potentially be our future leaders in volunteerism, helping others to become active, thus serving our purpose,” he said.
“We also hope that some of them could eventually be good sports administrators, who can hold the core values commonly within Singapore, and become effective future leaders of our sports associations, institutions and any organisations.”
Reddy Kannan Yugesh, a SportCares beneficiary and President of the Student Council at Bishan Park Secondary School, said he was excited at the prospect of the learning opportunities this camp would provide.
Student sports leaders playing kinball during the ActiveSG Sports Leaders Camp. Photo: Sport Singapore
“I saw it as an opportunity for myself to improve my leadership skills even more, even though I am already a leader,” the 15-year-old said.
“I want to push myself to my boundaries and limits, and see where I stand as a leader now and how I can improve myself further in my school and in SportCares as well.”
And just as how ActiveSG has already been thinking about how to best groom the next generation of leaders, Yugesh has also thought thoroughly about his future plans for the younger leaders.
“Maybe I might even instil it into the student council – the juniors. They are the growing leaders now so I feel that they should be the ones who should be more prepared for the roles they are going to take up,” he said.
“I will share with them about my experience here, and if there is a chance to bring them to this camp the next time round, I will do it.”