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61 teams participate in SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships

Singapore, 18 May 2015 – Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) will host the fourth edition of the SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships this year. The Senior Division finals will be held on 21 May, Thursday, at Junyuan Primary School. The event is organised by Tchoukball Association of Singapore (TBAS).

The event comprises two categories, namely the Senior Division (for boys and girls aged 13 years and under), and the Junior Division (for boys and girls aged 11 years and under). The Junior Division will be played in November.

Due to the increase in popularity of the sport, TBAS introduced zonal competitions for the boys category last year. A total of 44 teams took part in this year's zonals, with the top 16 teams proceeding to the finals to challenge for top honours. They will be joined by seventeen girl teams who have taken part. There is no zonal round for the girls category.

Tchoukball is a non-contact team sport that was invented in 1970 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 by anyone 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 competitions held throughout the year.

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "SPH Foundation is proud to be the title sponsor of such a meaningful sport that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle. It also inculcates values such as teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship. We hope to see Tchoukball expand its reach and have more teams taking part in years to come."

Mr Rezal Ramli, President of TBAS, said: “The introduction of zonal competitions last year is a testament to SPH Foundation’s commitment to the Tchoukball scene and has since seen a significant increase in participation. We continue to encourage the younger generation to pick up the sport and hope to see the reach expand in the near future.”

Media Invitation

Your journalist and photographer/camera crew are cordially invited to cover the finals. Please RSVP to Deror Wong at 63191226 or email derorw@sph.com.sg before 4pm20 May 2015.

Details of SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships

Date: 21 May 2015

Time: 12:00pm to 6.15pm

Venue: Junyuan Primary School (2, Tampines Street 91, Singapore 528906)    

Programme

12.00pm – 4.00pm : Group Stage (Boys & Girls)
4.00pm – 5.00pm : Quarter Finals  (Boys & Girls)
5.00pm – 5.20pm : Semi Finals  (Boys & Girls)
5.20pm – 5.45pm : Finals  (Boys & Girls)
5.45pm – 6.15pm : Prize Presentation Ceremony

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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: elizabeth_tan@tchoukball.org.sg 

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226 
Mobile: 9848 6934
Email: derorw@sph.com.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

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

 

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