22 teams vie for top honours in SPH Foundation's Tchoukball Championships

22 teams vie for top honours in SPH Foundation's Tchoukball Championships
A pupil going for a goal during a game at the National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships held at Junyuan Primary on 26 April 2013

SINGAPORE - The third edition of the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) National Primary Schools Tchoukball Championships (Junior Division Finals) will be held on Nov 7 (Girls) and Nov 10 (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 is a non-contact team sport that was invented in 1970. It emphasises on speed, teamwork and strategy, and involves a unique set of rules and elements of volleyball, basketball and handball.

The sport can be played by anyone regardless of 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."

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