Haw Par Junior & Youth Athletics Meet 2021
The Para Athletics (Singapore), PAS, will be holding its first meet since its inception in 2019. The annual meet named Haw Par Junior & Youth Athletics Meet 2021 will kick-off on Saturday, 20 March 2021, from 0800h to 1800h.
The meet is a platform for the physically challenged students to be involved which encourage continual participation in athletics. Most students are from the MOE main-stream schools, SPED schools, and associations. The events are modified, mostly a watered-down version of actual distance or technical movements. It aimed to inspire a love for athletics. Considerations on modifications made with regards to age-appropriateness, physical capacities, and impairments.
Participation in sports, organised or unstructured, can aid both physical and mental in student growth.
PAS strives to foster a safe and conducive environment for developmental athletics in the SPED community and to provide quality competition experience to our junior para-athletes in supporting their character development. In line with the mission statement, Building Character through Athletics.
“There has been a waning of athletic meets serving this community. Schools and organisations are also limited in their capacity to organise internal Sports’ Day. Now that Para-Athletics (Singapore) has acquired the responsibility to regulate, we seek to revive this beginning with Haw Par’s. Slowly but surely, there will be more upcoming meets that inspire and reach out to more,” said Mr Faisal Suptu, the Organising Chairman for the meet.
While Singapore’s Covid-19 expecting to stabilise along with the Circuit Breaker on Phase-3, the organising committee is not taking any chances. The meet will be under strict regulations complying with the standard Safe Measures Management (SMM) protocol enforced by the organising committee. It explained the limited number of participants allowed to register for the meet. Notice to participate sent out in late 2020 helped the organiser to plan accordingly.
Responses via entries from schools and organisations are encouraging so far.
The deadline for registration of entries will be on Friday, 26 March 2021, at noon.
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