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Sports Medicine Series Feb ’22: Safe Sport
14:00 to 16:00 - February 26, 2022
Online Webinar on Zoom, Singapore



Title: Safe Sport

Date: 26 February 2022, Saturday

Time: 2 – 4pm (Singapore Time, GMT +8)

Venue: Online webinar via Zoom

FREE registration:

**2 x CoachSG CCE hours awarded**

Team Lead, Safe Sport Taskforce, Sport Singapore

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The rise in reporting of incidents of abuse and harassment in sport internationally has highlighted the vulnerability of participants within the sporting environment. These revelations have triggered a global response by sport governing bodies including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where the Prevention of Harassment and Abuse initiatives have been established, in part by the IOC’s Scientific and Medical Commission.

What is Safe Sport? Are incidents of abuse prevalent in Singapore? What risks are presented by the sporting environment?  This presentation will explore:• Non-accidental violence in sport: definitions, environmental risks and impact• Insights from the community-wide consultations and how they shaped the Singapore’s Safe Sport Unified Code• Importance of initiatives towards a trauma-informed approach to safeguarding, understanding prevalence and assessing the severity of abuse and harassment



Shao leads the Safe Sport team at SportSG that is responsible for the implementation of a harmonised framework for safeguarding in sport – the Safe Sport Programme. A lawyer by training, Shao was lured from legal practice to coaching rugby and teaching before taking on her current role. The former captain and head coach of the national women’s rugby team, she has served on committees in the sport’s governing bodies regionally and internationally. Shao is also World Rugby Judicial Officer and was appointed to the Rio Olympics, the Rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics.

Sport Psychologist, Singapore Sport Institute, Sport Singapore

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Joyce completed her training as a psychologist and obtained her Master of Applied Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland, Australia. She joined the Singapore Sport Institute in 2014 and works with sport scientists from other disciplines to support athletes and coaches from a range of sports to achieve optimal performance and enhance mental recovery. Joyce has also travelled with teams to support them on-site at various international competitions such as the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and more recently the Olympic Games. Aside from helping teams achieve their performance goals, Joyce also co-developed a mental literacy programme for the sporting community in 2018 titled “Mind Matters” and provide support to enhance athletes’ and coaches’ mental health and wellbeing.


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