SINGAPORE – The Republic will host some of the best sports coaches in the world after hosting the next World Coaches Conference (GCC) of the International Council for Coaching Excellence on Tuesday, October 26.
The biennial event will take place in 2023.
Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong made the announcement in his opening speech at the annual CoachSG conference at the Sport Singapore Auditorium at the Sports Hub.
Calling the biennial GCC “the most prestigious coaching conference in the world,” Mr. Tong added: “This is indeed a great honor and privilege, and a milestone for CoachSG – an organization that is only five years old. .
“I sincerely thank (the International Council of Coaching Excellence) for choosing Singapore as the host city for the 2023 edition of the GCC.
“This is a rare and much appreciated opportunity, and the coaching community is confident that we will once again put our best foot forward and demonstrate our value and contributions to the sport and coaching industry.”
The GCC is described as an event that brings together coaches, coach educators, researchers, sports scientists, technical directors and sports administrators to address the issues of coaching and where the world’s best experts share their experiences. .
The 12th edition of the GCC will be held from November 17 to 21 in Lisbon. It was first held in 1997 in Israel, and only two other Asian cities were the hosts – Beijing (2007) and Tokyo (2019).
Mr. Tong said the granting of rights to the GCC was a feather in the hat for CoachSG, which has enjoyed an “increase in global recognition and importance of (his) work” in recent years, as This is evidenced by his invitations to present at various international events, conferences and seminars.
CoachSG was launched in 2017 as an academy for coaches of all levels, with the aim of enhancing and supporting the development of professional capacity and coaching standards in Singapore.
Mr. Tong also praised the organization for making efforts to help the coaching industry adapt to the rapid digitization of the industry which has accelerated due to the pandemic.
One of these is an online resource called the SportSG-ED portal – also unveiled on Tuesday – which serves as a platform for coaches, athletes and sports administrators to learn anytime, anywhere, on the go and on any smart device.
“In addition to providing sport-related learning content, the portal doubles as a digital learning community, allowing more than 5,000 sport professionals to exchange ideas and knowledge on the platform.” Mr. Tong said.
He also shared that CoachSG’s efforts have helped increase the ânumber, standards and professionalism of our coaches,â noting that there are over 6,200 coaches registered in the National Coaching Registry, with a figure over three times what it was in 2017..
The CoachSG conference lasts three days.