GetActive! Singapore to feature more sports, corporate, youth and masters competitions this year

Cycling, para-cycling, ultimate frisbee, petanque and pickleball are among the new sports being introduced this year.
Cycling, para-cycling, ultimate frisbee, petanque and pickleball are among the new sports being introduced this year.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - The second edition of GetActive! Singapore will take place from July 29 to Aug 9 this year, featuring more sports and events to cater to more locals.

Organised as a celebration of sport in the lead-up to National Day, it is slated to feature 24 sports, three more than the inaugural edition last year.

Cycling, para-cycling, ultimate frisbee, petanque and pickleball are among the new sports being introduced this year, although the final line-up of sports will depend on registration and the response for each sport. Registration will begin from mid-May.

GetActive! Singapore is organised to offer locals more opportunities to participate, organise and celebrate National Day through sport, fitness and wellness activities.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu was at Sentosa's Palawan Green on Sunday afternoon (March 19) to announce this year's event. More than 1,000 people were at Sentosa to get a taste of the sports that will be on offer this year.

She said: "Singaporeans of all abilities and ages will be able to come together through sport... There will be more sporting opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as competitive sports for corporates, youth and seniors."

With the biennial Singapore National Games resuming next year, competitions will be run under the banner of the National Corporate Games, National Masters Game and National Youth Games.

Said Sport Singapore chief executive officer Lim Teck Yin: "We want everyone to enjoy an active lifestyle and build shared memories through sport.

"As GetActive! Singapore becomes an integral part of our National Day celebrations, our natural instincts to play and make friends will enrich the shared experiences that strengthen our sense of togetherness and community in Singapore."