A challenging path for sports academies

Remy Ong, 40, a triple gold medallist at the 2002 Asian Games, runs the National Service Resort and Country Club Bowling Academy with a business partner.
Remy Ong, 40, a triple gold medallist at the 2002 Asian Games, runs the National Service Resort and Country Club Bowling Academy with a business partner.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Many are attracting interest, but face space issues, high overheads and tough competition

Former national thrower Wan Lay Chi was passionate about athletics when she was an active athlete. Six years after calling it a day, she remains as keen as ever, so much so that she is now banking money and her future - and not just sweat and time - on the sport.

Last month, she established her own track and field school for children aged four to 11 called Team Wan Sports Academy. So far, 10 children have signed up for training, which costs $200 for a 2.5-month term programme.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 10, 2019, with the headline 'A challenging path for sports academies'. Print Edition | Subscribe