Veteran athletics coaches join ActiveSG
Former national sprints coach Luis Cunha has joined the ActiveSG Athletics Club as principal, national sports agency Sport Singapore announced yesterday.
The former Portugal head coach, who turns 52 next Monday, will oversee the club's programmes at all age groups.
Joining him is former Singapore Sports School coach Katrina Hall-Engle, who will be the club's head coach (kids programme), and will helm the programme for children aged six to 12.
The duo will work together with the club's existing head coaches, Steven Quek (distance running) and Melvin Tan (sprints).
In a statement, ActiveSG chief Lai Chin Kwang said: "Both of them also have a strong background in working with children, making them ideal to plan and execute ActiveSG's values-based programmes which aim to use sport to inculcate important values such as discipline, respect and teamwork into our youths."
Cunha and Hall-Engle will also develop a structure to groom and mentor aspiring coaches and improve the grassroots coaching scene here.