SINGAPORE - They are a group of individuals with differing experiences in sport but former Singapore Athletics (SA) president Tang Weng Fei and his team believe that, united by their passion for sport, they are the right people to lead athletics here.
The 64-year-old oil trader unveiled his slate of eight, which includes former national sprinter Poh Seng Song and former national swimmer Ang Peng Siong, on Friday (June 22) at the Intercontinental Hotel.
The other members in his team are COL (NS) Malik Aljunied, a deputy director at Sport Singapore, senior manager Sheena Hu, lawyer S Govindaraju, lecturer Belinda Foo and serial entrepreneur Kenny Lim.
Said Tang, a former national hurdler who was SA president from 2004 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2016: "Today you see before you a brand-new team, selected based on their complementary set of skills, each armed with new ideas and fresh perspectives for this new chapter of SA.
"Everyone brings something so different, yet equally important to the table - all for the growth and betterment of the sport.
"More importantly, each member has heart and passion for SA, ready to come and build a stronger foundation for a better tomorrow for track and field in Singapore."
The biennial election is scheduled to take place at the association's annual general meeting, which will likely be held next month once the changes to its constitution are approved by the Registry of Societies.