Academies and Clubs for Persons With Disabilities to Expand in Singapore
The expansion will help people with disabilities to join sports, as well as develop their skills.
Last year, six athletes from TeamSg achieved five gold, two silver, and three bronze medals from the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) held in Bahrain last year. Due to their excellent performances, the athletes were given awards and an appreciation ceremony on Sunday. Six athletes received a total amount of $3600 that the Fairprice Foundation sponsored. The CEO of Fairprice, Seah Kian Peng, SNPC President, Teo Koh Sock Miang, Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth, and Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong, and Parliament Secretary Eric Chua attended the said event at One Farrer Hotel.
According to Mr. Tong’s statement, the Para Athletes will be competing in September 2025 in Asian Para Games in Taskent, Uzbekistan.
Mr. Tong said, “We must continue to make para-sports more accessible and grow the talent base. The Government is committed to doing so, by giving every Singaporean the opportunity to engage in sports, and by devoting significant resources to quality broad-based programs and infrastructure: sports stadiums, running tracks, and other venues.”
He also added that Sport Singapore would expand schools, sports associations, and academies to create intense sports statewide. The expansion of ActiveSg will give the person with disabilities a new opportunity to develop their skills and represent the country as national athletes.
The NTUC Fairprice Seah Kian Peng also announced in the ceremony that their foundation will support the athlete in their journey to Taskent in 2025.
"FairPrice Foundation has been a strong advocate in community building and empowering persons with disabilities through sports. This partnership with SNPC reaffirms our commitment. I wish all our youth para-athletes every success in their sporting journey ahead." he said.
On the other hand, SNPC President Teo-Koh Sock Miang welcomes the NTUC Fairprice Foundation for their support and thanks for their help to Team Singapore and ensuring that the athletes receive awards for their achievements. She believes that athletes can go further and have more remarkable achievements in the future.