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Richard Yang

Singapore: Sports Officer

Some of the best times I have had so far in London has been when I was playing basketball or badminton at Play@ICSS or making new friends playing Avalon I borrowed from SingSoc. When I found out that the Sports officer was in charge of both board games and Sports, I knew that was the position I wanted to run for.

I used to play basketball competitively in Secondary School and enjoy going to the gym, playing table tennis and badminton as well as boxing. Sports to me is so much more than just a good way to keep fit and have fun. It builds important character traits like discipline and perseverance and also serves as a great way to distress. Most importantly, I feel that sport is a great way to bring people together.

As a sports officer, one initiative I hope to start is called TagAlong where people interested going to the gym or running can follow someone experienced during their own session. This hopefully can help inculcate the habit of staying active and facilitate bonding between SingSoc members.

Having organized events while leading a Community Service Project and serving on the executive committee of my CCA, I understand the effort and attention to detail required. That being said, I have personally benefitted tremendously from the various initiatives that SingSoc has offered and would like to do my part to help SingSoc become that home away from home for future batches.