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Singapore. June 25, 2010: The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Singapore Athletic Association this evening saw the elections for the association’s new Management Committee.
The following nominees were elected to join the Management Committee for the term 2010-2012:
- President: Mr Tang Weng Fei
- Vice President, Training & Selection: Mr C Kunalan
- Vice President, Finance: Mr William Wong
- Vice President, Competition Organizing: Mr Ho Mun Cheong
- Honorary Secretary: Mr James Wong Tuck Yim
- Honorary Treasurer: Mr Tan Bong Him
- Honorary Assistant Secretary: Ms Asmah Hanim Bte Mohamad
- Statistician: Mr Tan Kim Boon, Melvin
- Women’s Representative: Ms Ann Ebert Oehlers
- Chairman Cross Country & Road Running Standing Committee: Mr Quek Chin Hwee, Steven
- Chairman Race Walking Standing Committee: Dr Leong Lee San
- Chairman Officials Standing Committee: Mr Loh Chan Pew
- Chairman Technical & Equipment Standing Committee: Mr Ong Choon Poh
In his acceptance speech, incoming President, Tang Weng Fei, thanked Loh Lin Kok who stepped down as SAA President “I want to pay tribute to Loh Lin Kok who has served as President of the association for 28 years. He has led the association through numerous competitions and events and has demonstrated a passion for athletics in Singapore and I thank him and the outgoing management committee for their commitment”.
The AGM saw Loh Lin Kok elected as SAA Honorary Life President.
Tang Weng Fei also commented on the incoming management committee “The team that has been elected, together with the team of advisors, are passionate individuals who come together with no personal agenda. We will ensure that whatever skill set exist in the athletics community, we will identify and they will be harnessed to good use to benefit the sport”.
Tang also commented on the current state of athletics in Singapore “There have been reports of lack of talent in Singapore, but just look at the recent National Schools Athletics Championships held in April of this year. Sixteen championship records were broken – with six of these being school records. This pool of 13 to 18 year olds form the critical broad base of our pyramid for sporting excellence and it augurs well for the sport. However, sporting excellence from this pool of young talent can only be achieved by establishing a
solid foundation of excellent interaction between all organizations and individuals in our eco-system of track and field”.