22 teams to vie for top honours in SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships

Singapore, 5 November 2014 – The third edition of the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships (Junior Division Finals) will be held on 7 November (Girls) and 10 November (Boys) 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 Senior Division Finals was held in May this year.

Tchoukball, a non-contact team sport that was invented in 1970 and emphasises on speed, teamwork and strategy, 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.

With more than 28 associate clubs registered with the TBAS, the sport is swiftly gaining popularity in 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 committed to build a community that embraces healthy living and sports. We are pleased to be the title sponsor of such a meaningful sport that is gaining popularity in Singapore. As Tchoukball can be played by anyone with different physical and sporting abilities, it embraces diversity and inclusiveness."

Mr Rezal Ramli, President of TBAS, said: "SPH Foundation remains the driving force in giving our younger generation opportunities to pursue what is best for their growth. Not only did we see an increase in children picking up the sport, we also see them playing more regularly through their CCAs or modular electives."

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 4pm, 6 Nov 2014.

Details of SPH Foundation National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships
Date: 7 November 2014 (Girls) & 10 November 2014 (Boys)
Time: 12:30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Junyuan Primary School (2, Tampines Street 91, Singapore 528906)

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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)
Senior Executive 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
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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