Launch of ESG Virtual Wellness Series

During the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020, companies struggled with their transition to remote working arrangements and continual efforts in engaging their staff. Work stress, mental health concerns and domestic Read More>>

ESG MD Terence Khoo Elected as New SRU President

The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) began a new chapter yesterday, as former national captain Terence Khoo was elected the association’s first new president in 11 years at the Delta Sports Read More>>

The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) began a new chapter yesterday, as former national captain Terence Khoo was elected the association’s first new president in 11 years at the Delta Sports Complex.

Khoo, 46, had been up against incumbent honorary secretary Cheo Chai Hong, and won a vote by the SRU’s eight affiliated clubs at last night’s annual general meeting to succeed Low Teo Ping as president.

Said Khoo after the election: “I’m deeply humbled (by the result). It’s something I’ve prepared a lot for. “The first thing I need to do now is to tap on the expertise of my learned colleagues, Mr Low and Mr Cheo.”

Khoo’s main goal during his two-year term is simple: To get more people playing the sport.

“From the age group teams to the clubs to the national team, this pathway for young players needs a little bit of work,” said the managing director of sports marketing company Enterprise Sports Group.

As a former national player who featured for the Republic from 1988 to 2000, Khoo is also keen on improving the national team’s performance.

“Rugby here is defined by our national team, and I’ve seen some results that I’ve been less than excited about,” he said.

Low took charge in 2006, with SRU then a bankrupt organisation rocked by an embezzlement scandal, and served for 11 years in the absence of willing successors.

However, Khoo resisted any suggestion that he has big shoes to fill, adding: “Teo Ping did well for us as a leader but he was also surrounded by many passionate people.

“It’s not one man’s job; rugby is a team game and we need to credit the whole (SRU) team’s effort.”

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Minister Grace Fu Graces ESG’s Cold Storage Kids Run

ESG has been the official commercial agency and event organiser of Cold Storage Kids Run for 10 straight years since 2008. At the fifth Cold Storage Kids Run back in Read More>>

ESG has been the official commercial agency and event organiser of Cold Storage Kids Run for 10 straight years since 2008.

At the fifth Cold Storage Kids Run back in 2012, Sim Kwang Meng had to carry his then two-year-old son Nathan across the finish line.

On Sunday (May 28) however, Nathan not only completed the 800-metre Boogey Banana Sprint boys’ race by himself but did it in record time on his way to clinching first place.

A beaming Sim was full of praise for his son: “He enjoys running. We didn’t train him, he runs a lot by himself.”

The Sims, together with over 9,000 children and their family members, kicked off the June school holidays by celebrating the 10th anniversary of Asia’s longest-running event dedicated to children’s running.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu

The event, held for the first time at Sentosa’s Palawan Green, was graced by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu. Minister Fu joined in for the Stroller Family Fun Run where parents ran with their babies aged between six and 24 months.

Over 9,000 children and their family members, kicked off the June school holidays by celebrating the 10th anniversary of Asia’s longest-running event dedicated to children’s running.

The race route, which extended along the coast including segments of Palawan beach, proved to be a hit with participants.

Lynda Lye has been to every edition of the run with her family since its inception and believes that the venue was the highlight of this year’s event. The Lyes first participated in the run back in 2008 with their first child, who is now in her teens and over the age limit. But Lynda and her husband still took their three younger children along for Sunday’s event.

The 44-year-old head of digital sales operations at Cisco Systems said: “It’s much more airy because (the race route) is next to the sea. This year is the best experience we’ve had.”

Jasmine Goh

Besides running, the children were also treated to performances from Kidzania, sport booths and a carnival which featured a Transformers Truck. Cold Storage health and wellness mascots were also present to give away healthy snacks such as bananas, milk, fruit cups, red and green apples for free.

Marathoner Jasmine Goh, who is set to represent Singapore at the upcoming SEA Games, was at her first run with her two daughters aged 10 and eight and was impressed with the event.

The 44-year-old financial adviser said: “Organisers have done a great job in ensuring an enjoyable time for the children and it’s good for them to learn more about different sports and also the importance of healthy eating.

“My daughters Cherish and Faith really enjoyed their first Cold Storage Kids Run and I’m sure they will want to run again next year.”

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