Singapore to host 3rd Asean School Games

Singapore will host the 3rd ASEAN School Games (ASG) from July 1 to 7.

The ASG aims to promote ASEAN solidarity through school sports while providing opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in the ASEAN region.

The Ministry of Education said in a statement this is the first time that Singapore is hosting the ASEAN School Games.

More than 1,100 student-athletes from seven ASEAN nations (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) will compete in a total of 12 sports – Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey,
Netball, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, and Waterpolo (Boys only).

To participate, athletes must be below 18 years of age and be full-time students of schools or junior colleges in the participating ASEAN countries.

The competitions will be held at 13 venues across the island. Student athletes and officials will be housed at the Games Village in Nanyang Technological University.

There will be over 200 student-athletes in the Singapore contingent for the 3rd ASG.

Student-athletes and officials will participate in a cultural and education programme (CEP) during their stay in Singapore that promotes understanding and cross-cultural interaction.

The logo for the 3rd ASEAN School Games comprises a torch with 10 tongues of flame, symbolising the 10 ASEAN member countries.

The logo, in ASEAN colours of blue, red, white and yellow, is alsoreminiscent of a lion head, representing the host country, Singapore.

– Bernama