Singapore will host the 3rdASEANSchools Games (ASG) from 1 – 7 July 2011. TheASGaims to promoteASEANsolidarity through school sports, while providing opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in theASEANregion. This is the first time that Singapore is hosting theASEANSchools Games.
Come July, over 1,100 student-athletes from 7 ASEANnations (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) will compete in a total of 12 sports - Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, and Waterpolo (Boys only). To participate, athletes must be below 18 years of age and be full-time students of schools or junior colleges in the participating ASEANcountries. (Refer to Annex A (40kb .pdf) for information on theASG andASEAN Schools Sports Council).
The competitions will be held at 13 venues across the island. Student-athletes and officials will be housed at the Games Village in Nanyang Technological University. There will be over 200 student-athletes in the Singapore’s contingent for the 3rdASG.
Student-athletes and officials will participate in a culture and education programme (CEP) during their stay in Singapore that promotes understanding and cross-cultural interaction. TheCEPcomprises a cultural festival during the opening of the Games Village on 30 Jun, evening cultural showcases during the Games and a learning journey. Through theASG, our schools can also enhance their students’ knowledge ofASEANand how sports has broughtASEANnations together. Students can get involved as cultural performers or volunteers. They can also attend the sports competitions to show their support for the student-athletes and participate in sports outreach booths at some of the venues.
The logo for the 3rd ASEANSchools Games comprises a torch with 10 tongues of flame, symbolising the 10 ASEANmember countries. The logo, in ASEANcolours of blue, red, white and yellow, is also reminiscent of a lion head, representing the host country of Singapore (Refer to Annex B (440kb .pdf) for details on the 3rdASG logo).
TheASGand Singapore Youth Festival 2011 will be opened on 1 July at a joint ceremony at The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo.