During the briefing for the national competition, team managers and coaches have been informed that the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) has planned to use the PSS and Video Replay for the final day of the competition.
Many team managers and coaches have expressed concern about the costs of using the PSS.
In an email of the STF, Melvin Low, a qualified coach and national referee, said: “It is important to be able to change with the times. Otherwise, we would be left far behind.”
The STF agrees with him and, at the same time, understands that players should not be discouraged by the prohibitive cost of participation. Therefore, it has come up with what it believes is the best solution.
If everything goes according to plan, Daedo PSS will be used for the competition this Sunday for all categories. Recycled socks will be provided. If competitors feel that it is unhygienic, they may purchase them at the venue. The STF is still negotiating for the lowest price possible.
All coaches are to note the following for the smooth and efficient running of the competition.
- Ensure that the competitors wear STF-approved uniforms which comply with the uniform code.
- Make sure that the competitors have their finger and toe nails trimmed before reporting at the inspection desk.