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`Live life, breathe sports' Sporting Culture Committee releases its recommendations, Press Release, 14 Feb 2008

`Live life, breathe sports' Sporting Culture Committee releases its recommendations, Press Release, 14 Feb 2008

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1MCYS MEDIA RELEASE NO: 08/2008DATE OF ISSUE: 14/02/2008
PRESS RELEASE‘LIVE LIFE, BREATHE SPORTS’SPORTING CULTURE COMMITTEE RELEASES ITSRECOMMENDATIONS
The Sporting Culture Committee (SCC) released its report today,detailing 23 recommendations to catalyse the growth of an inclusivesporting community, groom our own sporting heroes to bring homeinternational glory, and develop a dynamic sports industry that generateseconomic opportunities.2 Formed in September 2006 by the Ministry of CommunityDevelopment, Youth and Sports (MCYS), the SCC is chaired byParliamentary Secretary Teo Ser Luck. Mr Teo and his fellow committeemembers, who hail from the people, public and private sectors, share apassion for sports and a strong belief about the benefits of sports to theindividual, community and nation. The list of committee members isavailable at Annex A.3 Said Mr Teo, “After many months of brainstorming by the membersof the Sporting Culture Committee, as well as consultation with variousgroups and stakeholders from within and outside the sporting fraternity, Iam pleased to share the Committee’s report with the public. I believe thisreport is an important step towards nurturing a sporting culture inSingapore.”
 
 
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4 The Committee’s recommendations emphasise providing sportsopportunities for all – the young, working adults, families, seniors and thedisabled – and ensuring engaging experiences for active sportsparticipants, spectators and even volunteers. The recommendationsinclude the formation of a National Sports Strategy Committee to overseethe implementation of the SCC’s recommendations, initiating the inclusivemulti-sports Singapore Games, supporting the development of sports clubs,and creating more playing spaces in the heartlands.5 Mr Teo added, “The Committee members strongly believe thatsports has the power to galvanise people. Sports is fun and allows families,friends and neighbours to bond in an emotive and experiential manner when they play and watch sporting events together. The Committee hopesthat everyone will come onboard and work together to build an enduringSingapore Sporting Culture.”6 The Sporting Culture Committee has submitted its report to MCYS.The Ministry will study the recommendations and give its response duringthe Committee of Supply sessions in March.
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Annex A – Composition of CommitteeAnnex B – Sporting Culture Committee report (Executive Summary)ISSUED BYTHE MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, YOUTH ANDSPORTS14 February 2008
 
 
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ANNEX ACOMPOSITION OF COMMITTEEChairman
Teo Ser Luck Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of CommunityDevelopment, Youth and Sports
Members
Bernard Tan Managing Director (Fixed Income),Development Bank of SingaporeChairman for sub-committee looking at“Demand and software – Developing a sportinglifestyle”Ng Ser Miang Executive Board Member, International OlympicCommittee & Vice President, SingaporeNational Olympic CouncilChairman for sub-committee looking at “Gloryfor the nation – Sports heroes and champions”Low Teo Ping Vice President, Singapore National OlympicCouncil, President, Singapore SailingFederation & President, Singapore Rugby UnionChairman for sub-committee looking at “Buildingthe sector – Creating a sports ecosystem anddeveloping the sporting industry”Benson Puah Chief Executive Officer, The Esplanade Co. Ltd

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