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One of many biking packs of Break the Cycle in excessive spirits as they method the final 40km stretch of the 202.3km problem. (PHOTO: Break the Cycle)

SINGAPORE — Here’s a round-up of sports activities occasions and developments in Singapore previously week (2 to eight January):

Harry Kane introduced as AIA ambassador

AIA Group introduced on Thursday (5 January) that Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain Harry Kane has been appointed as an AIA ambassador.

By the partnership, AIA will collaborate with the Harry Kane Basis (HKF) to champion the significance of well being and psychological wellbeing. This marketing campaign will start with Harry’s self-produced animation titled “Harry Kane: Resilience” to advertise the significance of constructive considering, self-belief and having the help of others.

“I’m delighted to be appointed as an AIA Ambassador. I consider within the worth of sustaining a wholesome way of life and really feel you will need to use my place to encourage folks to take care of their psychological well being,” Kane stated in a media launch.

“I’m wanting ahead to working intently with AIA and supporting the corporate’s efforts to enhance the well being of communities throughout Asia.”

AIA has been Tottenham’s world principal accomplice since 2013. The partnership has deepened engagement with AIA communities throughout the area, and its well-liked soccer clinics have benefitted 80,000 youngsters.

Over 100 members in Break the Cycle SG year-end experience

Greater than 100 members took half in Break the Cycle SG’s year-end experience “Countdown 202.3km Problem” held on 17 December final 12 months. A digital choice was additionally accessible from 17 to 31 December.

A 202.3km Finishers’ Dinner on Saturday (7 January) to have fun the success of the occasion and to understand their volunteers and companions was attended by Eric Chua, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth.

Designed as an endurance experience spanning over a distance of 202.3km, to symbolize the brand new 12 months, the occasion promoted the message of reintegration of ex-offenders and inclusive biking, by having members, which included 10 ex-offenders, work and journey alongside one another as one neighborhood to finish the problem.

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A complete of 20 volunteers contributed to the graceful working of the occasion. The occasion additionally amplifies the “Past Second Probabilities” (Yellow Ribbon Singapore) and “Be Sort Trip Protected” (Singapore Kindness Motion) messages and is supported by companions such because the CARE Community, Singapore Kindness Motion, Podium Efficiency (sports activities science advisor) and CycleXafe (jersey sponsor).

Elliot Wong, 11, wins Hong Kong chess occasion

Singaporean chess participant Elliot Wong emerged because the champion of the person competitors on the Hong Kong Bauhinia U18 Chess Invitational on 30 December.

The 11-year-old completed forward of the Philippines’ Mark Pleasure Bacojo and South Korea’s Yun Hun-gi, who positioned first and second runner-up respectively. One other Singaporean, Wang Yanshao, was ranked third within the Blitz bowl class.

Organised by the Hong Kong Chess Federation, the event featured 22 junior gamers aged 10 to 17. It was divided into two components: the principle occasion (commonplace chess) and the pleasant competitors (blitz bowl).

The Philippines gained the staff championship of the principle occasion, whereas South Korean participant Isaak Huh grew to become the champion of the categorical chess particular person competitors throughout the blitz bowl.

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