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Record number of athletes sign up for Singapore National Games 2016

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Over 10,000 athletes will battle it out for glory at the Singapore National Games (SNG) 2016. The number of sign-ups is a twenty percent increase from the previous edition in 2014, and will feature some 90 current and former Team Singapore athletes including SEA Games Volleyball women’s captain Quek Soo Teng, SEA Games Gold medal winning Floorball Captain Syazni Ramlee, ASEAN Para Games Gold medalist Jason Chee and 2016 Paralympian Toh Sze Ning.


With some preliminary rounds starting as early as 24 July, the national multi-sports competition features 488 events across 21 sports, for all participants regardless of their abilities. Held at 15 locations across Singapore, the SNG2016 will provide members of the community an opportunity to watch high quality sports entertainment at no cost.

Mr Lai Chin Kwang, Chairman of the Organising Committee of GetActive! Singapore said: “The Singapore National Games was set up to encourage the true essence of sport – high quality sporting competition played with mutual respect and fair play”.


“In this year’s iteration, we’ll get to see members of the public, with diverse levels of experience, battle it out against our national athletes – some who won medals at the 28th SEA Games and 8th ASEAN Para Games, and also a Paralympian. In the spirit of competition, budding talents and sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to challenge themselves with the Singapore’s best. This in itself makes for a fantastic sporting spectacle for all members of the community in the lead up to celebrating National Day”.

Representing Singapore

It won’t just be about playing against the best in Singapore for some. The Singapore Sepaktakraw Federation (PERSES) will also be giving the Champion and runner’s-up of the Sepaktakraw Men’s open category the opportunity to participate in either one of the Asian Sepaktakraw Federation (ASTAF) sanctioned regional tournaments in Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand. Selected teams will be provided accommodation and meals as they represent PERSES at these tournaments.

The champion of the masters category will also be offered to compete in the regional Masters Sepaktakraw Tournament organised by either Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia under PERSES.

The opportunity to challenge oneself

Beyond watching the SNG, members of the community will get an opportunity to try out new sports, and put their sporting skills to the test in a series of Public Challenges at the SNG competition venues.

Some of these challenges seek out Singapore’s fastest Football dribblers, longest Badminton rallyers, Floorball’s most accurate shooters, and the best jugglers using only their feet. All challenges are open to the public and premiums will be given away as prizes. All challenges will also be free of charge for most of the Public Challenges* and members of the public can sign-up on the day itself. *The Public Canoe Challenge at The Float at Marina Bay will require a sign-up fee of $5, and can be done via the website or at the venue itself.

“The Public Challenges offer the community an opportunity to get involved in various sports, whether it’s testing out their skills, or learning new ones, whilst having fun and winning prizes. From more traditional to Singapore sports like hockey and badminton to newer ones archery and Floorball, there’s really something for everyone all over Singapore”, added Mr Lai.

The SNG2016 takes place from 30 July to 7 August 2016 as part of GetActive! Singapore, the week leading up to Singapore’s 51st birthday, that will consist of sports festivals, ground-up initiatives and competitions island-wide.

For more information, results and schedules visit https://www.myactivesg.com/getactivesingapore/singapore-national-games


ANNEX A

*schedule is subject to change

Sport

Name of Challenge

Date

Timing

Reg. Fees

Adventure Race

6 Aug

5pm – 6:30pm

Free-of-charge

Archery

Archery Public Challenge

6 Aug

10am - 12pm

12pm - 1pm

2pm - 4pm

4pm - 5pm

Free-of-charge

7 Aug

10am - 12pm

12pm - 1pm

2pm - 4pm

Athletics

Athletics Public Challenge

31 July, &

6,7 Aug

8.30am - 11.30am

Free-of-charge

2.30pm - 8.30pm

Badminton

Badminton Public Challenge

7 Aug

3-5pm

Free-of-charge

Basketball

Frenzy Hoops Shootout Public challenge

30, 31 July &

6, 7 Aug

10am-12pm,

2pm - 4pm

Free-of-charge

Bowling

Bowling Public Challenge

6 Aug

10am,

12pm,

4pm

Free-of-charge

7 Aug

Boccia

30, 31 Jul

10am - 11am,

11.30am -12.30pm, 2pm - 3pm,

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Free-of-charge

Canoe Marathon

Public Canoe Challenge

30 Jul

9am - 6pm

$5 per pax

Dragon Boat

Dragon Boat Orientation & Fun Race

6 Aug

2pm - 6pm

Free-of-charge

Floorball

Floorball Public Challenge

6, 7Aug

11am-12.30pm
4.30pm - 6pm

Free-of-charge

Futsal

Futsal Public Challenge

6, 7Aug

1pm-2pm

Free-of-charge

Indoor Hockey

Hockey Public Challenge

6, 7Aug

TBA (in between rounds) 2-3 times

Free-of-charge

Field Hockey

Hockey Public Challenge

30 July

Sport

Name of Challenge

Date

Timing

Reg. Fees

Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw Public Challenge

6, 7Aug

TBA (in between rounds) 2-3 times

Free-of-charge

Swimming

Mini Lifesaving Swim Challenge

6 Aug

9am - 12pm

Free-of-charge

3pm - 6pm

7 Aug

9am - 12pm

3pm - 6pm

Table Tennis

1) Rally Champs

30, 31 July &

6, 7 Aug

12pm - 1230pm

Free-of-charge

2) Serve Champ

5pm - 5:30pm

Indoor Volleyball

Volleyball Fun Challenge

30, 31 July

9am – 12pm

Free-of-charge

Beach Volleyball

6, 7Aug

2pm – 9pm


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