Pedestrians taking advantage of the closed roads around the Padang at the 4th edition of Car Free Sunday SG bore witness to a record breaking spectacle on Sunday.
Participants pose for a picture after breaking the Singapore record for most number of people dribbling a basketball for five minutes. Photo: Sport Singapore
2,180 basketball players of all shapes and sizes descended on Connaught Drive to break the Singapore record for most number of people dribbling a basketball for five minutes.
The record breaking attempt was part of the launch of the ActiveSG Basketball Academy
. The third in a series of ActiveSG clubs/ academies is a partnership between Sport Singapore, Basketball Association of Singapore and the Singapore Slingers.
A participant warms up before the record breaking attempt. Photo: Sport Singapore
The ActiveSG Basketball Academy aims to create pathways for children and youths to develop their competence, talent and passion for the sport.
“Basketball continues to be amongst the top ten sports in Singapore, being played widely in schools and at a community level,” said Lim Teck Yin, CEO of Sport Singapore.
“The ActiveSG Basketball Academy will seek to complement the efforts of the BAS and the Singapore Slingers in encouraging participation, raising the quality of coaching and programmes, and nurturing a calendar of leagues and competitions for all ability levels. All our academies and clubs will give emphases to developing transferable life skills too,” he continued.
An elderly participant warming up. Photo: Sport Singapore
Commencing in September 2016, the ActiveSG Basketball Academy will conduct session in five centres islandwide - Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre, Clementi Sports Centre, Delta Sports Centre, Hougang Sports Centre and Pasir Ris Sports Centre.
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