SINGAPORE: The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) hopes to better manage National Sports Associations (NSAs) under an improved framework.
The revised framework will be put in place in phases, between 2013 and 2014.
One key change will be to give the NSAs the flexibility to decide on the maximum number of terms their office bearers can serve.
They will have complete say if they want officials to serve a longer term, while grooming their successors.
The sports council hopes that this will address the problem of a shortage of capable volunteers to fill positions.
Currently, they cannot serve more than four consecutive two—year terms, or eight years.
The targets for the NSAs will also be affected under the revised framework.
Different sports have to meet different scores set for them.
The sports council will work with those which have poor scores, and help them improve.
It also stressed that it will continue to take a tough stand against those who mismanage funds.
SSC’s CEO Lim Teck Yin said the council will stop funding NSAs that "compromise the integrity of the management of public funds".