I am a sports coach for the last 20 years.
I am aghast when we freelance coaches and the National Sports Associations as well have to compete with Sport Singapore, a government agency, when Sport Singapore dips their fingers into offering and duplicating public football, basketball, tennis and other sports programs.
Sport Singapore has the facilities, the funds and the manpower. We coaches cannot compete on fair ground.
It came as a surprise to many of us that this sports regulator also does not play by its own rules.
It has been exposed that one of their most prominent coaches do not have the most basic FAS coaching license and NROC membership when he was hired. Worse he coached and was involved in shaping the football landscape. He was also congratulated by various Ministers such as Ms Grace Fu at numerous sports events.
This man is unqualified. There are many coaches like him including Mr Terry (football) and Mr Robert Davis who are also unqualified.
The Coaching Academy of Sport Singapore has mandated that all coaches enrol for NROC. MOE and ActiveSG require NROC. Yet Sport Singapore’s hires are exempted.
This is disgusting. I hope you can raise this in TR Emeritus.