Organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), the festival kicked off on 27 May at Toa Payoh SAFRA’s SuperBowl bowling alley. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Desmond Tan, officiated the opening ceremony as the Guest of Honour. \
The Youth Sports Festival will take place at various locations across the island from May till October, featuring crowd-favourite sports such as bowling, badminton, basketball, soccer, and table tennis.
During the opening address, Mr Desmond Tan, acknowledged the crucial role played by SFCCA in supporting local Chinese clans and fostering community cohesion. He also highlighted that organising sports activities increases youth involvement, thereby enhancing social cohesion in our multicultural nation.
Dr Zhou Zhao Cheng, Chairman of SFCCA Youth Committee, also delivered a speech during the event. He emphasised that the sports festival is not just a platform for youths to showcase their athleticism and compete, but more importantly, it provides an excellent opportunity for youths from different ethnic backgrounds to interact and share experiences.
Co-organized by SFCCA and Chin Kang Huay Kuan, the bowling competition was a resounding success, leading the festival off to a good start. It attracted close to 200 participants from 11 different clans.
The best male and female bowlers, both from Singapore Kwangtung Hui Kuan, receiving their prize from Mr Foo Ce Zhi, Vice-Chairman of the SFCCA Youth Committee.
Kwangtung Hui Kuan, Chin Kang Huay Kuan, and Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan secured the first, second, and third places respectively
The 11th SFCCA Youth Sports Festival is jointly organised by the Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan, Eng Choon Hway Kuan, Bukit Panjang Khek Community Guild, Singapore Hainan Hwee Kwan, Singapore Jiangsu Association, co-organised by Singapore Kwangtung Hui Kuan, Singapore Ann Kway Association, and Singapore Lam Ann Association. This event is supported by the National Integration Council, Singapore Clan Foundation, Cultural Matching Fund, and Horlicks.
The badminton and basketball competitions of the 11th SFCCA Youth Sports Festival are still open for registration. For more details, please visit https://sfcca.sg/ysf2023/