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Singapore Slingers Partner with Activesg and BAS for new Activesg Basketball Academy

A partnership that delivers new value for basketball enthusiasts

A partnership between Sport Singapore, Basketball Association of Singapore and the Singapore Slingers, the ActiveSG Basketball Academy will be helmed by Principal, former national coach Neo Beng Siang and will provide a continuous pathway for everyone – from kids, to youths to working adults, to realise their potential and to engage in the sport.

Says Mr Ong Swee Teck, Honorary Secretary, Basketball Association of Singapore, “BAS is happy to partner ActiveSG in providing more opportunities for the community to play basketball. The mission of the ActiveSG Basketball Academy is in line with the aspirations of our Association to bring the sport of basketball to everyone. We want to make playing basketball more accessible at all levels of our community. We look forward to working with the team to promote a more dynamic basketball culture in Singapore”

Suitable for both boys and girls, the Academy programme will be priced at SG$130 and will conducted over 10 weeks, three sessions per week. As part of the programme, all youth up to secondary school level will be able to learn and play at a recreational level while working adults will be offered more leagues and locations to play at a recreational level, regardless of their skill level or club affiliation.

Underpinning the sport curricula will be Sport Singapore’s expertise in the area of character development through sport to provide a more holistic programme for participants. It is envisioned that youth who pass through the Academy will develop life skills such as resilience, discipline, team work and respect; and at the same time, be future ready through sport by displaying leadership skills and personal values that parents, teachers and future employers value.

Says Principal of the ActiveSG Basketball Academy Neo Beng Siang, “The ActiveSG Basketball Academy is unique in that is not only about imparting the skills of the sport, but also about developing one’s character and values through basketball. Basketball has always been a huge part of my life, having been involved in the basketball scene for a long time. I am looking forward to sharing my experience and working with the team to create an Academy where those who have undergo the training can develop correct attitude and sustain their own passion for the sport. Who knows, we might one day have a next upcoming international basketball star in our midst.”

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Activesg Basketball Academy to be Headed by Former National Team and Current Singapore Slingers Head Coach Neo Beng Siang

Commencing in September 2016, the ActiveSG Basketball Academy will have sessions conducted in five centres islandwide – Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre, Clementi Sports Centre, Delta Sports Centre, Hougang Sports Centre and Pasir Ris Sports Centre.

 

Interested participants can register their interest online at –

https://www.myactivesg.com/start-out/children-youth/academy/basketball

 

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