The Singapore Sports Council grooms future movers and shakers in the national sporting arena.
By Ashley Choo
The enthusiastic camera flashes, the appreciative crowd roars and on the podium, the winning sportsman pumps his fist in the air. The glory, the pride was his and his alone. But is it?
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget a win in the sporting arena is more than just a one-man show. Although determination and passion still count for sporting individuals, increasingly, winning has become a combination of factors and people equipped with much sophisticated knowledge and capabilities.
Joel Pang and Eesha Shah understand just that. Having been exposed to competitive sports in their early teens - Joel in Sailing and Eesha in Tennis - both realise the important roles such influences like sports psychology and sports industry development play on a team’s performance. So when the opportunity arose, it was easy for them to decide on the scholarship offered by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC).