Looking Back, Looking Ahead

For my father:

Goh Teck Phuan
1921 - 2006
A Man Who Loved Athletics Passionately


All Athletes, officials and the common man for their passion
and devotion to the sport

When my father passed away in 2006, so many athletes and officials as well as those in other sports turned up to bid him farewell. They even did the traditional yum seng at his wake just the way he - ever the sociable man - would have wanted it anyway! While clearing his things, I came across many of his sports photos and memorabilia. I discussed with Maurice Nicholas, Loh Lin Kok, Tan Eng Yoon and other athletes and officials the idea of a book. It became evident that with so much support from the athletic fraternity, I could try to publish a book. It would be dedicated not only to him but also to all the athletes and officials who were devoted and loved athletics as a sport passionately......

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