The world is currently abuzz with the football World Cup fever, but students from ten secondary schools have another reason to cheer.
Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad today officially launched its “Zurich Love for Football” program. The initiative, organised in collaboration with Little League Soccer Sdn. Bhd., led by former professional footballer and ESPN STARSPORTS pundit Paul Masefield, will run from June to September this year.
Zurich “Love for Football” is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by Zurich Insurance Malaysia with an aim to promote health and wellness among youths through the popular sport of football. As part of this initiative, Zurich Insurance Malaysia will be hosting a series of football clinics across 10 secondary schools nationwide. They have also pledged to contribute RM5,000 to each of the selected schools, which will go towards the purchase of football equipment and upgrade of their club facilities.
As a motivation and encouragement to the students, the most outstanding player selected at each clinic will receive RM500 worth of football merchandise. Zurich’s management team and employees are also able to participate in the program as they will be given the chance to play against the schools in friendly matches.
Football legend Datuk Santokh Singh was also present to referee a friendly match between former footballer Abbas Saad and the Little League coaches against school players from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Bintang Utara.