Singapore's SEA Games hopefuls to get help going full-time
Singapore athletes preparing for next year's SEA Games and Asean Para Games can look forward to increased funding and more comprehensive support in their hunt for glory on home soil.
The backing is being offered in the hope of enabling and encouraging more sportsmen to devote themselves to full-time training at least six months ahead of the June 5-16 SEA Games and the Asean Para Games in December.
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong announced this move yesterday on the sidelines of the Straits Times Athlete of the Year award ceremony.
Said Mr Wong: "(Six months of full-time training) is the kind of commitment you need in order to train and excel at this level of competition."