Rugby: Ex-national captain Terence Khoo to contest for S'pore Rugby Union presidency

Former national rugby player Terence Khoo has put himself up for nomination for the post of president of the Singapore Rugby Union.
Former national rugby player Terence Khoo has put himself up for nomination for the post of president of the Singapore Rugby Union. ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

SINGAPORE - Former national rugby captain Terence Khoo has decided to contest for the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) presidency at the upcoming elections on June 20.

The 46-year-old managing director of sports marketing company Enterprise Sports Group (ESG) put himself up for nomination on Tuesday (June 6).

Khoo's decision to contest for the SRU's top post means that incumbent and veteran administrator Low Teo Ping will have to vacate his position.

The 71-year-old, who is also Singapore National Olympic Council vice-president, has helmed the SRU since 2006.

In 2014, he had served the maximum eight-year term allowed by the SRU constitution but was invited to continue for another term as no candidates had thrown their name into the hat.

Khoo played for Singapore from 1988 to 2000 and has served as SRU's general manager from 1995 to 1999.

The Sheffield University law graduate had also worked as a director for sports business with the then Singapore Sports Council.

His company ESG's clients include French energy giant Total and lifestyle product group Osim International.

During his tenure, Low has revived rugby in Singapore and brought in a series of high profile world-class events, including the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Super Rugby tournament.

Singapore will also host a Scotland-Italy clash on Saturday at the National Stadium, the first international Test match held here in almost two decades.