Charter Members ‘Induction’
2 May 2018 @ RSC Dataran KL
Press Release ‘More Funds for SportExcel’
SportExcel, a foundation, set up in 1991 to assist junior athletes achieve excellence inducted 5 companies as Charter Members. With the new 5 companies, SportExcel has a total of 24 Charter Members, who contribute RM 15k per annum for a minimum of three years (RM 45k).
The Charter Membership contribution goes into the central funds which are then used to fund 13 junior circuits from 12 sports each year. The circuits are Golf (Premier Elite and Junior Circuit), Taekwondo, Tenpin Bowling, Swimming, Tennis, Gymnastic Artistic and Rhythmic, Sepak Takraw, Shooting, Cricket, Squash and Cycling (BMX).
The circuits which commenced with Junior Golf and Squash in 1992 have unearthed numerous talents, some of whom have achieved excellence at International level. Dato’ Nicol Ann David, our Squash Icon and 9 time winner of the World Cup played in our circuits since 9 years old. Golf sensation, Gavin Kyle Green who turned pro two years ago, started playing in our junior circuits since 9 years old too.
For a private initiative, SportExcel has done extremely well by creating competition with thousands of juniors have benefited since 1992.
With more financial support apart from the local competition circuits, we intend to include more high performance programs such as international exposure for the juniors in various sports under its program.
Today we have 5 companies coming on board as Charter Members. They are Genting Malaysia Berhad, Genesis Corp Pte Ltd, Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad, Triterra Sdn Bhd and Quest International University Perak.
These companies truly understand and share our vision to assists junior athletes achieve excellence. Our Chairman, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar would like to appeal to more companies to join SportExcel as Charter Members or Project Sponsor, similar to the 24 companies we have today, so as to continue and sustain ongoing programs and also introduce more high performance related programs. With such programs, we should be able to produce more world class athletes similar to Dato’ Nicol Ann David, Shalin Zulkifli, Azizul Hasni Awang, Gavin Kyle Green and so on.