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Teams to battle for Overall Championship Title at SPH Schools Relay Championships 2015

Singapore, 12 March 2015 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), together with Singapore Athletics Association (SAA), will host the SPH Schools Relay Championships 2015 from 14-15 March 2015 at Toa Payoh stadium. Admission is free.

Singapore Sports school will be looking to defend its Overall Champion Title. Led by Kugapriya Chandran, Ismi Zakiah, Joel Ho and Edwin Tan, all of them have recorded fast timings this year in their respective events and categories. Raffles Institution is also expected to be among the title contenders this year. 

It has been two years since the last Tay Cheng Khoon Memorial Trophy has been won. This year, teams from Singapore Sports school’s B division girls and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)’s B division boys are expected to challenge for this award. 

Singapore Sports school will send a total of 16 teams to defeat their Overall Champion Title, which they have won since 2011. Raffles Institution and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) will send 14 teams each. Other potential candidates are Chung Cheng High School (Main) with 14 teams and Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School with 16 teams. 

In attendance for the event is Mr Marc Lim, The Straits Times Sports Editor.

 
Ms Ginney Lim, General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & CSR and Group Company Secretary, SPH, said: "Since the SPH Schools Relay Championships was introduced more than 20 years ago, participants have demonstrated that with true grit and determination, they can excel in both academic studies and sportsSPH is pleased to continue as the title sponsor of such a meaningful event and we look forward to seeing some records being broken."

Mr Tang Weng Fei, President, SAA, said: "This SPH Relay Championships has evolved into a key event that Singapore athletics see in the annual track & field calendar. The fact that schools and competitors look forward to and prepare adequately for this Championship is testament to the key role that the SPH Relay Championships plays in the ecosystem of the sport of Athletics. We are excited and are eagerly looking forward to see more exceptional student athletes in action this year."

For more information, please visit www.singaporeathletics.org.sg

Attachments: Schedule of events & Start Lists

Details of SPH Schools Relay Championships 2015

Date: 14 - 15 March 2015
Time: 3.30pm - 6.30pm*

Venue: Toa Payoh Stadium - 301 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 319389

*Timing is subject to change

Media Invitation

Your journalist and photographer/camera crew are cordially invited to cover the SPH Schools Relay Championships 2015. Please RSVP to the Deror Wong at 6319 1226 or email derorw@sph.com.sg before 4pm, 13 March 2015.

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

For more information, please contact:

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 
6319 1586
Email: 
yeosc@sph.com.sg

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

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.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section).  It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!;   book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers  - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section).  It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like  hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

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.

Other Businesses

Online Classified and New Media
SPH's online classified and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine; Asiaone, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes.  SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.

About Singapore Athletics Association

Founded in 1934, SAA's historic footprints began more than 60 years ago when we opened our doors to Singapore's early athletes at the Farrer Park Stadium. Since then, the SAA has toiled and grown, and is now poised to chart new territories for the future. Under the helm of a new dynamic team of volunteers and full-time secretariat, the association will take bold strides to nurture talents and work towards a holistic athlete development and making competitive athletics a viable career.