SINGAPORE – Getting a style of worldwide competitors on the Women’s World Floorball Championship (WFC) in Sweden final yr has left Singapore defender Ong Ying Rui eager for extra of such experiences.
The journey to Uppsala was an eye-opener for the 25-year-old, who felt that there was a lot to study from enjoying in opposition to and watching the world’s high groups.
She stated: “One of the main highlights was that I was able to bond more with my teammates and get to know them better. Also, since it was my first international competition, I got to know about myself as a player.”
Ong believes their expertise on the competitors, the place they completed 14th out of 16 groups, has solely made she and her teammates keen to enhance ahead of their subsequent large activity – May’s Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup in Singapore.
Ahead of their AOFC marketing campaign, the nation’s floorballers obtained a lift on Tuesday (March 8) because the Singapore Floorball Association (SFA) introduced that native accounting firm Nexia TS was extending its sponsorship of the nationwide women’s team until 2023.
In a primary, the brand new $25,000 deal can even see Nexia TS supporting the women’s Under-19 nationwide youth squad, who can be collaborating within the Women’s U-19 World Floorball Championship in September.
The occasion was initially slated to happen in New Zealand, however has been shifted owing to Covid-19 restrictions. The new host has not been revealed.
SFA president Kenneth Ho stated: “Nexia TS has all the time been a improbable associate for our nationwide women’s floorball team and we’re more than happy and honoured to have them prolonged their sponsorship for women’s nationwide youth team.
“Together we aim to create opportunities at all levels and believe in grooming the next generation of younger players. This partnership is important to both the women’s team and the youth squad, for whom more support is needed.”
The sponsorship renewal will see Nexia TS retain its title because the official occasion associate for the SFA Floorball Premier League in 2022/2023. It has been a significant associate for the Singapore women’s floorball team since 2017.
Over the previous 5 years, the women’s team have notched a number of milestones, together with clinching the SEA Games title in 2019, profitable the Women’s AOFC in 2018, and claiming a historic Twelfth-place end on the World Championship in 2019.
Henry Tan, Nexia TS’ Group chief government and chief innovation officer, stated: “We are blissful to be half of the Singapore women’s floorball team’s achievements regardless of challenges confronted within the latest years.
“We trust that their resilience and determination to achieving their best will set a good example for the youth team. We see such positive influences as one of the ways to encourage the growth of aspiring sportswomen.”