Coronavirus pandemic

Controls hit coaches hard

With lesser income due to suspended School Games, CCAs, many turn to part-time jobs

The continued suspension of the National School Games means the competitions like football will only resume after the June school holidays at the earliest.
The continued suspension of the National School Games means the competitions like football will only resume after the June school holidays at the earliest. ST FILE PHOTO

Sports coaches who train school teams are bracing themselves for a further hit in income following news that the National School Games would stay suspended until after the June school holidays.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the move on Thursday as part of enhanced precautionary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It also suspended all co-curricular activities (CCAs) for two weeks from Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2020, with the headline 'Controls hit coaches hard'. Subscribe