Thursday, February 10, 2011


SLeague Opener

SINGAPORE, 10 February 2011: The Great Eastern – YEO’S S.League kicks off this Saturday, 12 February and for the first time in opening game history, Courts Young Lions and SAFFC will take to the centre circle at 5pm.

Both sides played to a 7-goal thriller in two of their last three encounters in the S.League including a remarkable 4-3 comeback victory by the Young Lions after trailing 1-3 to the Warriors at half-time in April last year. As we usher in the 16th season of the S.League, fans will be treated to performances by Natri Bibi, top prize winner of the H-TWO-O S.League Ultimate Move singing segment. Alongside her are singer-song writers, Deborah Tan and Shahran Sohaib, top prize winner and first runner-up respectively in the song writing segment.

The trio will be performing 2 songs entitled “Melodies of Hope” and “Never Give Up” at the Jalan Besar Stadium on the opening match day. The songs were was specially composed at this year’s event to signify H-TWO-O partnership with S.League and to cheer on the S.League teams to deliver another great season.

Into its 8th year as co-title sponsors of S.League, YEO’S has continued with its concerted efforts to bring football in a fun way at the community level with events such as the annual H-TWO-O S.League Ultimate Move competition.

Upon the official launch of the 2 songs, the public can download the songs from from 1st March 2011.

Along with YEO’S, co-title sponsors Great Eastern is also looking forward to the 2011 S.League season.

‘Great Eastern is delighted to once again be involved with S League. At Great Eastern, we believe in promoting healthy lifestyle and building meaningful relationships. This sponsorship is a good platform for us to promote these two pillars of our Making Life Great philosophy and support a sport which is popular with the public. We would like to encourage fans to attend more 'live' matches to spur the players and create a wonderful atmosphere at the stadiums.’ Miss Tan Seck Geok, Head, Group Corporate Communications.

This year will also see the introduction of sports apparel company Sports WAGA Marketing Pte. Ltd*. as the official apparel sponsor for S.League referees over a period of two years.

S.League action will continue next week as newly named Hougang United take on Woodlands Wellington at the Hougang Stadium on Monday, February 14. Meanwhile, Tanjong Pagar United play their first S.League match in six years in an eagerly anticipated encounter against Albirex Niigata on 16 February at the Jurong East stadium.

COMMENT - sing up lads! The referee's a WAGA!

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