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SPH hosts National Age Group Doubles for third consecutive year

Singapore, 26 November 2014 - The third edition of the SPH National Age Group Doubles 2014 will be held from 24-28 November 2014 at the Ministry of Education CCAB Hall. Admission is free.

The five days of intense competition will see participants compete in the preliminary, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 categories. The finals of the various categories will be held on 28 November.

The Guest-of-Honour for the finals is Mr Yatiman Yusof, Director, SPH Foundation.

The National Age Group Doubles was first introduced in 2003. Now into its eleventh year, it is held annually during the school holidays to attract more participation amongst the community. More than 150 participants have signed up for this year. Schools and parents are encouraged to bring their students and children to cheer on their peers and also to catch the action. The competition also serves as a platform for coaches to discover and develop the next generation of promising young local shuttlers.

Ms Ginney Lim, General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & CSR and Group Company Secretary, SPH, said: "Besides physical and social development, badminton also promotes skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. SPH is pleased to be the title sponsor of the SPH National Age Group Doubles, a sport that is gaining popularity in Singapore."

Mr Mike Foo, Secretary General of SBA, said: “The SPH Age Group Doubles tournament provides a platform for local players to compete and be selected for the National Intermediate team. We would like to thank SPH for their support throughout the years, and together continue to promote badminton for the youths.”

The finals of this year’s competition will be on 28 November at 1pm.

For more information, visit http://www.singaporebadminton.org.sg/event_calendar/#!event_2014_11_24_1_22_1_SPH Age Group Doubles

Details of SPH National Age Group Doubles 2014

Date: 24 - 28 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm*

Venue: MOE CCAB Hall (21 Evans Road Singapore 259366)

Finals Day Programme

Date: 28 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm* 

 

Time Description
1pm BDU11 & GDU11
BDU13 & GDU13
2pm Arrival of GOH, Mr Yatiman Yusof
Prize Presentation
2.30pm BDU15 & GDU15
BSDU17 & GDU17
3.30pm Prize Presentation


*The above timings are subject to change depending on how matches are being played out. Please visit www.singaporebadminton.org.sg or https://www.facebook.com/ilovebadminton for updates.


Media Invitation

Your journalist and photographer/camera crew are cordially invited to cover the finals on 28 November. Please RSVP to Deror Wong at 6319 1226 or email derorw@sph.com.sg before 4pm, 27 November 2014.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Badminton Association

The Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) was founded in 1929 and seeks to promote and develop badminton, one of the most popular sports in Singapore, as well as establish the Republic as a top badminton nation in the world. As the governing body for badminton in Singapore, SBA also co-ordinates, regulates, advises and administers all matters relating to the sport. SBA is a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), and an affiliate of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). SBA which has a total of 35 member clubs is led by an elected Management Committee headed by its President, Lee Yi Shyan, who is also Singapore’s Minister of State (Trade and Industry, and National Development).

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.8 million individuals or 69 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.


Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.