Sponsorship part of StarHub's endeavours at nurturing young sporting talents
Singapore, 4 May 2003 - StarHub today announced that it has become the local league sponsor of the StarHub-Junior Soccer School Leagues, which provides professional football coaching for children between three and 14 years old. This sponsorship is part of StarHub' ongoing endeavours to nurture young sporting talents in Singapore.
The Junior Soccer School & League (JSSL) was officially opened by Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee in February last year and boasts football stars such as Fandi Ahmad and V. Sundram Moorthy as its coaches. Both Fandi and Sundram conduct weekly classes. About 300 children attend classes at the League.
The sponsorship by StarHub marks yet another step at promoting local sporting events and in particular those relating to children. Over the past few months, StarHub has lent its support to junior soccer, tennis and golf competitions.
"At StarHub, we are committed to lending our support to grooming young talents in Singapore. We have already established Creative Classroom, a school initiative that aims to stimulate the local students' creativity, hone their analytical skills and make learning an adventure for them. It has been widely documented that sports help to develop a child’s character and motor skills. It is thus natural for StarHub to lend our support to help the young ones grow in the sporting arena as well," said Ms Tham Loke Kheng, StarHub’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, Consumer Markets.
"We run our leagues - for Under 7s and Under 10s - for children from all over Singapore, as well as competitive matches for the Under 14s. All the children playing in our leagues do so for free - whether they are JSSL students or not - and this is thanks to StarHub's generous sponsorship. We are delighted to be associated with a world-class infocommunication company such as StarHub and we thank StarHub for its generous support," said Mr John Faulkner, the General Manager and a director of JSSL Pte Ltd.
In March 2003, StarHub sponsored the SPEX 2003 1st Junior Age Group Tournament organised by Singapore Lawn Tennis Association. Under the association's SPEX, classes are conducted for all levels of trainees aged 18 years & below by a team of full-time coaches who are also presently training the National Team, SAFSA players and Junior Elite Squad.
In addition, StarHub sponsored a father-and-son tournament organized by the National Service Resort & Country Club in late December last year.
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