Experiences and lessons recently shared by a visiting group from Sports Singapore (SportSG) with the Fiji Sports Council (FSC), will “contribute to the current and future strategic planning of sports facilities in Fiji,” said FSC CEO, Litiana Loabuka.

Sports Singapore is a statutory body under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, and is tasked with developing a well-rounded approach to sports in the country.

“We were suitably impressed with the presentation by the team from Sports Singapore.

The dynamism of Singapore’s sports industry is overwhelming and truly inspiring with best practices that we can emulate,” Loabuka said.

The visiting SportSG team presented on the country’s Vision 2030 with the theme Live better through sport. Vision 2030, which is currently being achieved, began eight years ago with the question- “How can sport best serve Singapore in the coming decades?”

According to the SportSG presentation, the overall Vision 2030 masterplan includes the development of sporting facilities on the national, regional, town and community levels with the aim of opening access to Singaporeans of all age groups and sporting ability; development of smart and quality sporting spaces; particular focus on people with disabilities; and honed training programmes for coaches and high performance athletes. All this, assimilated with targeted technology and attention to the environment to create a populous empowered through sport.

The presentation further adds that Vision 2030 is possible only through the combined partnership of public and private entities and key organisations with influence.

Loabuka said that the Fiji Sports Council “will consider lessons learned as we progress with our master plan to develop an integrated sports complex on our Laucala property.”

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