1. Super Sports Clubs
The recommendation is the formation of regional 'Super Sports Clubs' to extend the reach of sports programming. The Super Sports Clubs will be a home base for individuals, families and the community to gather, learn, train, and compete in a range of sports, and get together for social or business purposes. The Super Sports Clubs will provide affordable community-relevant programming and coaching for all skill levels and age groups, including fundamental movement skills for young children and modified sports for seniors. The community can enjoy spontaneous play, compete in league-based competitions or host one-off sporting events. The Clubs will also welcome corporate sports teams and will prepare members or teams to compete in national/open championships. The pilot concept for the Super Sports Clubs will be implemented towards the end of 2012. The public are invited to log on to vision2030.sg to vote on the sports they would like to see piloted in the inaugural year.
2. Sports Pathways Committee
The recommendation is to establish a standing Sport Pathways Committee, comprising members from MCYS, MOE, Singapore Armed Forces, People's Association, National Trades Union Congress, tertiary institutions, Singapore Sports School and the Singapore Sports Council. The committee would ensure a platform for collaboration in the development of different pathways, allowing people to remain active in sports, as athletes, coaches, officials or in other career options available in sports. The committee would seek to provide every youth in Singapore the opportunity to regularly participate in sport, whether at school, university, during National Service or in the community. Additionally, the committee would work to encourage Singaporeans to embrace a sporting lifestyle and that sport becomes a tool to inculcate strong social values in our youth.
3. Corporate Leagues
Vision 2030 recommends that SSC work with Corporate Singapore to see companies expand their involvement in sport. The concepts include:
- Leveraging on sport for leadership development and learning programmes for employees
- Forming a competitive corporate sports league, supported and/or organised by companies to play within and cross business sectors
- Customising sporting solutions for companies to use as employee loyalty/perquisite programmes
- Developing appropriate incentives and recognition for companies that support Sporting Singapore
4. Seniors Fitness Ecosystem
The recommendation is to develop a fitness ecosystem for seniors. The strategy includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Enhancing the multi-agency collaborative platform to encompass private sector partners, service providers and Voluntary Welfare Organisations
- Working with stakeholders to identify three to five easily accessible sports for seniors to promote cardiovascular health, balance, strength and flexibility
- Working with stakeholders to create multi-tiered outreach programmes, with modest incentive components, to motivate seniors of all ages and abilities to take up these sports
- Setting national standards for sports participation and sports safety for seniors
- Creating pathways and positions for seniors to continue contributing to our sporting communities throughout their lifetimes
5. Unified Sports
The recommendation is for key stakeholders to collaborate and create opportunities for unified sports to bridge divides in society. For example, sporting events could feature mixed teams of the able-bodied and those with physical and intellectual disabilities. The concept of unified sports will revolve around the use of modified rules, play areas and equipment to create a level playing field. The participants will come to learn more about each other as they train and compete together in a spirit of inclusiveness. The relationships and sensibilities developed on the field may be extended into daily life, benefiting all Singaporeans.