Newly renovated ActiveSG Hockey Village at Boon Lay officially opens

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam attended as guest of honour along with former Singapore internationals such as  Anwarul Haque,  Ajit Singh, Farleigh Clarke, M Jeevananthan, Annabel Pennefather and
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam attended as guest of honour along with former Singapore internationals such as Anwarul Haque, Ajit Singh, Farleigh Clarke, M Jeevananthan, Annabel Pennefather and Douglas Nonis.PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
(From left) Singapore Hockey Federation president Mathavan Devadas, Sport Singapore chief executive Lim Teck Yin, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam and advisor for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay, at the
(From left) Singapore Hockey Federation president Mathavan Devadas, Sport Singapore chief executive Lim Teck Yin, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam and advisor for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay, at the launch of the newly renovated ActiveSG Hockey Village in Boon Lay on Aug 17, 2019.PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam hailed the village as a "real plus" for Boon Lay residents of all ages and backgrounds.
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam hailed the village as a "real plus" for Boon Lay residents of all ages and backgrounds.PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000 sq m gym, cafe and childcare centre.
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000 sq m gym, cafe and childcare centre. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000sqm gym, cafe and childcare centre. Hourly rates for the five-a-side and sheltered pitches start from $50 and $14.80 respectively.
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000sqm gym, cafe and childcare centre. Hourly rates for the five-a-side and sheltered pitches start from $50 and $14.80 respectively.PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000 sq m gym, cafe and childcare centre.
Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000 sq m gym, cafe and childcare centre. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The newly renovated ActiveSG Hockey Village at Boon Lay was officially opened on Saturday (Aug 17), with Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam attending as guest of honour.

Facilities at the village include a five-a-side hockey pitch, a sheltered multi-purpose pitch, a 1,000 sq m gym, cafe and childcare centre. Hourly rates for the five-a-side and sheltered pitches start from $50 and $14.80 respectively.

The village was previously rented out, and will now be managed by ActiveSG, the national movement for sport. Also, the facility will see a larger scale collaboration between Sport Singapore (SportSG) and Boon Lay Community Club to make better use of play and community spaces.

The opening took place alongside the National Day Observance Ceremony at Boon Lay Community Club, which was attended by 1,200 residents. 

Also present at the launch were former Singapore internationals such as Douglas Nonis, Anwarul Haque, Ajit Singh, Farleigh Clarke, M Jeevananthan and Annabel Pennefather, as well as Mr Patrick Tay, the advisor for West Coast GRC.

Mr Tharman hailed the village as a "real plus" for Boon Lay residents of all ages and backgrounds, adding: "Active and healthy lifestyles are for everyone, and we are making it appealing and convenient across the island."

SportSG chief executive Lim Teck Yin said: “The ActiveSG Hockey Village will enable residents living in the vicinity to enjoy sport and physical activity with family and friends. We are also excited to be able to provide an additional Hockey facility for enthusiasts."

Singapore Hockey Federation (SHF) president Mathavan Devadas noted the venue provides "an accessible outlet for the hockey community residing in the west region."

He said: "SHF looks forward to working hand in hand with ActiveSG to further promote and showcase opportunities for hockey as a sport at a grassroots and youth developmental level."