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SPH Foundation sponsors National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships for second year

Singapore, 11 November 2013 – With the spirit of championing sports amongst youths, Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) hosted the 2nd Annual SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships. The event was organised by the Tchoukball Association of Singapore (TBAS).

The event saw a record-breaking number of 17 schools participating and comprises two categories, namely the Senior division (for boys and girls aged 13 years and under or Primary 6 level), and the Junior Division (for boys and girls aged 11 years and under or Primary 4 and 5 levels).

The Junior division players pit their skills against each other over two days on 7-8 November at Junyuan Primary School located at Tampines. The winners emerging from the stiff competition are Junyuan Primary School (Boys) and Beacon Primary School (Girls). Other participating schools included Pei Hwa Primary School, Mayflower Primary School and New Town Primary School.

The Senior division players concluded their competition in April this year at the same venue.

Tchoukball is a non-contact team sport that was invented in 1969 and emphasises on speed, teamwork and strategy. It involves a unique set of rules and elements of volleyball, basketball and handball. The sport can be played regardless of varying physical and sporting abilities.

The sport is swiftly gaining popularity with over 28 associate clubs registered with the TBAS and is now being played in more than 100 schools across Singapore. Many secondary schools, ITEs, polytechnic and universities have formed teams to pit their skills through various competition held in the year.

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "Tchoukball is a fun and fast-paced sport that promotes teamwork and discipline. SPH Foundation is proud to be the title sponsor of such a meaningful sport that is gaining popularity in Singapore. We are also pleased to show our support towards one of the Foundation's key objectives of promoting sports."

Mr Jeff Ang, General Secretary of the Tchoukball Association of Singapore, said: “SPH Foundation continues to place emphasis on nurturing an all-rounded next generation of youths in Singapore by giving the students a chance to showcase their non academic talents and skills. Tchoukball is quickly gaining traction amongst the schools in Singapore and look forward to continue this goodwill laid down by SPH Foundation. The support goes a long way in impacting the lives of the students.”


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Ltd Co. Regn No. 200300910M
For more information, please contact:

Mr Jeff Ang
General Secretary
Tchoukball Association of Singapore
Mobile: 8533 3264
Email: jeff_ang@tchoukball.org.sg 

Ms Inez Hong
Chairperson, Partnership
Tchoukball Association of Singapore
Mobile: 9183 0367
Email: partnership@tchoukball.org.sg  

Ms Elizabeth Tan
Corporate Communications
Tchoukball Association of Singapore
Mobile: 9831 5343
Email: elizabethtan@tchoukball.org.sg  

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: elizabethtan@tchoukball.org.sg  

Tchoukball Association of Singapore

The Tchoukball Association of Singapore (TBAS) was set up in September 2006. The main priority of the association is to promote the sport of Tchoukball and its unique charter in Singapore.

In the words of the inventor of Tchoukball, Dr Hermann Brandt - “ The objective of human physical activities is not to make champions, but rather to help construct a harmonious society” TBAS continues to champion the molding of character through sports and places emphasis on the overall development of the players.

For more information, please visit our website at www.tchoukball.org.sg

About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005.

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg.

 

 

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