GetActive! Singapore 2019 to run from 1 - 10 August
Ms Grace Fu (centre, holding basketball), Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, posing with Team Singapore athletes at the launch of GetActive! Singapore 2019. Photo: Sport Singapore
Speaking at the launch of GetActive! Singapore 2019, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, said: “This bicentennial year, we are reminded of how Singapore’s sporting heritage reflects our nation’s determination to achieve big goals despite the odds, and how the community rallied together to support one another’s sporting dreams. This year, we reprise this spirit of care and encouragement for one another through the many activities organised under the GetActive! Singapore movement.”
Another highlight of the launch was the partnership with Decathlon Singapore. Decathlon Singapore is the first partner and organised a sports day for their staff to coincide with launch. Decathlon Singapore will also be organising a 7km race for the community during GA!SG
Decathlon Singapore will be organising a 7km race for the community during GetActive! Singapore 2019. Photo: Sport Singapore
"Since Decathlon arrived in Singapore (2013), our aim has been to promote sport. We believe in the numerous benefits sport can bring to Singaporean individuals and communities. Hence, our main ambition has always been to make sport accessible to many. Being part of GetActive! Singapore is a logical consequence of the vision we share with Sport Singapore. With this race, we hope to demonstrate how fun and accessible running can be. At the same time, we strongly believe that sport – no matter your frequency and practice level – is part of a healthy lifestyle," underlines Nils Swolkien, Decathlon Singapore Managing Director.
Decathlon Singapore will also be donating 0.5% of sales made through the Active Wallet to the One Team Singapore Fund.
Joining Decathlon Singapore as GetActive! Singapore partners are non-profit organisation RSVP Singapore: The Organisation of Senior Volunteers as well as We Wanted to be Footballers Pte Ltd (WWTBF), operators for The Cage.
The organisations will be piloting a new Football Forward initiative for underprivileged children.
Minister Grace Fu also paid a visit to the Active Health Lab at Decathlon Singapore Lab. Photo: Sport Singapore
To celebrate Singapore’s Bicentennial, Pesta Sukan, Singapore’s first ever nationwide sports festival will be reintroduced to a new generation of Singaporeans.
In addition to the competitions, Sport Singapore invites you to be part of the celebration by sharing memorable photos of their sporting moments.
To submit your photos, just post your photos on either Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #OurSportingMemories and #GetActiveSG