WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Sports happenings in Singapore (19-25 Oct)

Staff Writer, Singapore
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Lion City Sailors' Song Ui-yong (white jersey) battles for the ball with Albirex Niigata's Hiroyoshi Kamata. (PHOTO: Singapore Premier League)
Lion City Sailors' Song Ui-yong (white jersey) battles for the ball with Albirex Niigata's Hiroyoshi Kamata. (PHOTO: Singapore Premier League)

SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in Singapore in the past week (19-25 October):

Albirex Niigata edge Lion City Sailors in 3-2 thriller

Three-time champions Albirex Niigata (S) allowed a two-goal lead to slip away, but found a late winner to emerge 3-2 winners over Lion City Sailors in the Singapore Premier League match at Jurong East Stadium on Saturday (24 October).

Albirex opened up a two-goal advantage through Tomoyuki Doi (19th minute) and Ryosuke Nagasawa (36th), but the Sailors hit back through Song Ui-yong (59th) and Gabriel Quak (88th). Deep into stoppage time, Albirex snatched the win through Reo Nishiguchi.

At Our Tampines Hub on Saturday, Balestier Khalsa recovered from being a goal down to defeat Geylang International 3-2. Kristian Krajcek (60th), Hazzuwan Halim (69th) and Hairul Syirhan Mardan (80th own goal) scored for Balestier, while Khairul Nizam (34th) and Barry Maguire (94th) replied for Geylang.

On Sunday at Jurong West Stadium, the Young Lions notched their first win of the season, beating Tanjong Pagar United 2-1 to move out of the bottom spot and send their winless opponents to last place. Jacob Mahler (54th) and Shahrulnizam Mazlan (69th) scored for the Young Lions, while Luiz Junior (74th) replied for Tanjong Pagar.

CoachSG Conference saw over 700 participants

Over 700 participants took part in the fourth edition of the CoachSG Conference, held from Tuesday to Thursday (20-22 October). The virtual conference saw keynote speakers and members of the Singapore sporting fraternity discuss the evolving landscape for coaching and coaching development, as well as best practices to address the new demands in sport.

During the conference, plans were announced to increase the number of safeguarding officers in each national sports association by next year, in order to safeguard athletes from abuse and harassment. Safe Sports online modules for coaches will be included in their coach education courses by the end of the year, while modules for athletes, parents and sports administrators will follow next year.

A SportSG-ED portal will be also be launched by the end of the year. It is an online learning management system that aims to provide members of the sporting fraternity with a suite of online modules from a range of topics such as coaching development, leadership and character development and sport science.

Fitness First launches MyFit membership option

Fitness First Singapore has launched a MyFit customisable membership option at its Tampines branch, to allow members to squeeze in workouts in between work-from-home schedules. The membership plan, which starts at $115 a month, will allow members to have unlimited class add-ons on top of their gym access.

The fitness and wellness company has also made its personal training services available online. Personalised training schedules and workouts can be crafted around members’ work-from-home schedule via virtual access. Prices start at $54 per session.

Fitness First is also looking to launch a virtual studio in early November, where members and non-members can tune in live to group fitness classes such as Gentle Flow Yoga, Hardcore and other popular offerings.

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