Singapore, 2 June 2014 – The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Athletes’ Commission met on Saturday, 31 May 2014 to elect the officer bearers for the new term, 2014-2017. Mr Yip Ren Kai, 31, was elected as Chairperson while Ms Ruth Ng, 28, will serve as Vice Chairperson. Bowler, Ms Jasmine Yeong Nathan, 26, was elected as Honorary Secretary.
The members of the SNOC Athletes’ Commission were nominated by the National Sports Associations through election by their athletes at the 2013 SEA Games. Their mission is to represent the views of Singapore’s athletes within the SNOC, and their roles include being a representative for athletes in advising the SNOC on matters related to the athletes; promoting Olympism, sporting excellence, fair play and athlete development; and maintaining contact with the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
The SNOC Athletes’ Commission had a very fruitful first meeting where we will next define our goals, both in the long term and short term, and the steps in achieving them. We also discussed current issues faced by our athletes and there is strong desire in working with various stakeholders on how we can help our athletes in their sports career and life after sports.
“Former athletes such as Mark Chay, Ruth Ng, Ng PeiRu and I have managed to successfully moved to the workforce after sports. Athletes such as Derek Wong, Jasmine Yeong Nathan and Dipna Lim Prasad are currently juggling sports, work and studies. I hope with our skill sets and experience, we are able to help athletes and be a fair voice for them in the SNOC,” said Yip, a former national water polo player who represented Singapore in the SEA Games and Asian Games.
The members of the SNOC Athletes’ Commission (2014-2017) are:
- Yip Ren Kai (Water polo) – Chairperson
- Ruth Ng (Fencing) – Vice Chairperson
- Jasmine Yeong Nathan (Bowling) – Honorary Secretary
- Mark Chay (Swimming)
- Dipna Lim Prasad (Athletics)
- Lim Heem Wei (Gymnastics)
- Annabelle Ng (Canoeing)
- Ng PeiRu (Karate)
- Jasmine Ser (Shooting)
- Aqilah Binte Sudhir (Shooting)
- Derek Wong (Badminton)