Coaches are the driving force behind the development and success of our athletes. No athlete, no matter how talented, can achieve success without the guidance and support of their coaches.
Held on the second Friday of September each year, Coaches' Day is an initiative of Sport Singapore. Supported by the Ministry of Education and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, Coaches' Day aims to raise the level of recognition accorded to coaches nationwide for the significant role they play in the holistic development of their athletes.
As announced by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, on the launch of Coaches’ Day on 8 September 2007, "We hope to send out a very strong message to all coaches in Singapore: that you are important to our Sporting Singapore vision, and we value your contributions.”
We encourage Singaporeans to express their appreciation to their coaches in their own special way.
Coaches' Day 2016
Coaches are the ones constantly providing advice, life lessons and imparting priceless experience acquired through their own journey. They shy away from the limelight, allowing their athletes to bask in the glory and achievements and truly are the unsung heroes.
Throughout the year, we have heard many accounts of coaches going the extra mile for their charges. These stories have warmed our hearts and highlighted the amount of sacrifices our coaches have made in the countless practice sessions and intense competitions.
This year, the celebratory date is on 2 September 2016 (Friday). This will be Singapore's 9th Coaches' Day celebration since its inauguration in 2007.
We relish this opportunity to pay tribute to the coaches who have worked tirelessly with their athletes in their pursuit of sporting excellence.
Let us salute these heroes for their tireless contribution, passion and commitment to shaping our athletes for the future, and ultimately to shaping a sporting Singapore.
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