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Young and retired: Seeking a better post-playing future

In the recently-concluded 2021 Singapore Premier League (SPL) season, Hougang United caught the eye with their attacking verve as they netted an impressive 48 goals in 21 matches to record a joint league-best finish at third place. They were no slouches at the back either as they recorded the league’s third-best defensive record of the…
1 Dec 2021 9 mins read

Singapore Athletics All Comers Meet 5 (27 to 28 November 2021)

Catch all the action of Singapore Athletics’ All Comers Meet 3 live here on TheHomeGround Asia. The broadcast will begin from 1.30pm on the 27th and 28th. Day 1 (27 November 2021)    Day 2 (27 November 2021)  Join the conversations on THG’s Facebook and Instagram, and get the latest updates via Telegram.
25 Nov 2021 1 min read

The financial evolution of Esports and its future

The financial growth of esports around the world continues to occur at a truly remarkable pace. Not even two decades ago, it was common for even the largest and most prestigious esports tournaments to have total prize pools of just US$10,000 or less. Third-party investment was almost non-existent, sponsorships were scarce, and merchandise related to…
16 Nov 2021 4 mins read

Aloysius Yapp: Tracking the journey to the top of the world rankings

The 2021 US Open Pool Championship had a buzz to it like no other. After all, the last edition was back in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic forced anything resembling normal life to grind to a halt.  At the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 256 players started the competition, hoping to be the…
10 Nov 2021 8 mins read

The International 10 takes Esports to new heights

Once seen as merely a fringe pursuit, esports has now become embedded in public consciousness as a bona fide competitive avenue. Nowhere has this sentiment been more apparent than at the recently-concluded The International 10 (TI10), the most lucrative esports tournament of all time. TI10, the latest edition of the world championships of publisher Valve’s…
3 Nov 2021 4 mins read

Aloysius Yapp: The making of a World Number One

The draw shot was perfect, sending the 9-ball true into the left bottom pocket as the cue ball spun backwards to stop just at the right place for the next shot. “His heart must be beating like a big bass drum,” said Mark White on the live YouTube broadcast, and both he and his fellow…
2 Nov 2021 8 mins read

Young and retired: Why players are leaving professional football in Singapore

Singapore football enjoyed a brief highlight in 2010 when the national Under-15 team were one of the success stories of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held on home soil. Their swashbuckling style of play captivated locals and ignited local football fever not seen for some time as images of full capacities at Jalan Besar Stadium…
8 Oct 2021 8 mins read

Opinion: It’s time our disabled athletes get $1M and experience inclusion in sport

The disparity in sport recognition and monetary rewards between abled and disabled athletes has stirred much debate. Should the value of a medal be determined by its impact on Singaporeans rather than the nature of the sport? TheHomeGround Asia Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Wong, reflects on the recent debate and argues that greater inclusivity is needed in…
17 Sep 2021 5 mins read

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