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Sports lovers of all abilities will be able to take part in a wide range of sporting activities through a new initiative – ActiveSG. The national movement for sport, for which 30,000 people activated their membership on the first day, offers learn-to-play sessions, modified games and social leagues. Its motto is "Live Better Through Sport".  

While this is great news for sporting grass roots communities, the Singapore Hockey Federation will be engaging with ActiveSG to run hockey programmes for all abilities, using high profile national athletes to head up the programmes. This will mean the hockey players will be seen as role models in the community and raise the overall profile of our sport in the process.

This is a long-term project and will take time to initiate, but aleady it has the support and enthusiasm of all the national male and female players. 

An incentive to promote a healthy way of life was given by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong when he announce ActiveSG membership is free and includes a credit of ActiveSG $100* to kickstart a healthy lifestyle.

ActiveSG will be hosted in sports facilities across the island and it is this network that the Singapore Hockey Federation will tap into to encourage young hockey players to get involved in the sport. Mr Wong explained that Vision 2030 is Singapore's sports master plan, which has hockey at its heart. The master plan is about more than winning medals, it is about using sport to create sporting opportunities, access, inclusivity and integration.

*For information: the ActiveSG$100 can only be used at the ActiveSG sports centres.