- Launch of BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme announced at Mundipharma’s Regional Head Office in Singapore
- Mundipharma and Manchester City Football Club are to provide quality football training for up to 32 youth players during June school holidays
- Youth coaches get chance to pick up skills from visiting Manchester City coaches
SINGAPORE, 22 May 2017: Healthcare organisation Mundipharma, whose BETADINE® range is the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner’ of English Premier League giants Manchester City, has announced the first BETADINE® Youth Football Development Programme. The week-long clinic to provide top-class coaching for Singaporean youth players and coaches has been welcomed by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).
The programme will see up to 32 footballers – both boys and girls – between the ages of 10-15 benefit from coaching sessions delivered by City Football Schools’ coaches who will be in Singapore from 19 June to 24 June, 2017.
In addition to football skills training, the players will be mentored by the coaches in functional fitness and nutrition to help them on their journey to achieve their dreams.
FAS Technical Director Michel Sablon said, “The FAS always strives to expose our players, coaches and officials to top-level football, including overseas training camps, exchange programmes and invitational competitions with top-class teams. We are pleased that academy coaches from Manchester City Football Club will hold this week-long football event in Singapore. It is always good to have corporations doing more for Singapore football and I hope more organisations follow in Mundipharma’s footsteps.”
Mr Raman Singh, CEO, Mundipharma said, “Sports reaches and inspires people around the world. As the Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City, we’ve been harnessing this power to raise awareness about key health issues and we now want to use it to help Singapore football.”
As well as the young footballers, youth coaches from the S.League will have an opportunity to enhance their own skills during a ‘Coach the Coaches’ session which will be part of the programme over the week. In addition, the programme will reach out to young budding coaches from the National Football League and an invitation will also be extended to the coaches of Singapore’s Cerebral Palsy football team.
“We are honoured to be able to support Singapore’s vision of developing youth football. Young footballers will need good mentors and coaches to guide them towards a successful career in football and through this initiative, we believe they will be one step closer to reaching for their dreams of one day becoming football heroes for Singapore,” added Mr Singh.
Damian Willoughby, Senior VP of Partnerships for City Football Group, explains, “Manchester City is delighted to be partnering with Mundipharma to deliver our City Football Schools clinics in Singapore. Our involvement in this special football programme reflects the Club’s broader commitment to bringing football to everyone, whatever level they play at. Importantly, it also reflects our commitment to Singapore. It has been one of our homes since we opened our office here in 2015 and our presence in Singapore continues to thrive and grow.”
The beneficiaries of the programme will be the youth players from the S.League clubs, and the football academies in Singapore. It has already been welcomed by a number of these institutions.
Desmund Khusnin, general manager of Tampines Rovers, said “It is a great initiative to have coaches from one of the world’s most recognised clubs help our young and budding footballers. We are pleased to partner Mundipharma and Manchester City, and look forward to a meaningful and long-term partnership to help our youth footballers develop.”
Home United’s Chief Executive Azrulnizam Shah, added “The programme is meaningful for the Protectors because it helps us augment the work which we do at the Home United Youth Football Academy. The objectives of the programme are in sync with our mission at the Academy to help children reach their fullest potential in their sporting and academic pursuits.”
Hougang United’s general manager Matthew Tay, said “Our young footballers and coaches always look forward to such opportunities to develop and learn from among the top clubs in the world. As a club determined to help our young football and coaching talents grow, we are indeed very supportive of the programme which we are sure will add value to our football development in Singapore.”
Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering pharmaceutical markets in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The headquarters for these territories is in Singapore. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare.
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About Manchester City Football Club
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles, and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and Champions’ League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world-leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.
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