The national team players in Singapore recently received a sponsorship boost from Goldbell Financial Services. Women’s team will play in the World Floorball Championships in Uppsala from 27th of November to 5th of December and the men’s team will compete in the WFC in Helsinki from 3rd to 11th of December.
— We are honoured to have the continuous support from Goldbell Financial Services, providing an opportunity for Team Singapore to compete at the highest level of the Sport – The Men’s & Women’s World Floorball Championships. Their contribution drives the determination that is spurring our teams to do the best for Singapore, Mr. Kenneth Ho, President of Singapore Floorball Association (SFA) said in the association’s press release.
The donation and sponsorship of 30,000 SGD from Goldbell Financial Services Pte Ltd comes timely to support both Men’s and Women’s national teams to prepare for the World Floorball Championships. The Goldbell brand is not foreign to the floorball fraternity. Goldbell has supported the Women’s team since 2017 and extended to support both national teams in 2018. Goldbell aims to have floorball advance further with more Singaporean involvement.
— Grit has been a part of the Goldbell culture since the beginning, and it’s becoming increasingly important to have the passion and resilience to help us get through the pandemic. We hope to lift the spirits of these dedicated athletes in their global pursuit of their dreams, says Mr. Alex Chua, Chief Executive Officer of Goldbell Financial Services.
According to The Straits Times, floorball players have the chance to compete in international competitions in addition to cricket and handball while some team sports are stuck in the country for the season. Through the additional strong support from Goldbell, the Singapore national teams are motivated to do their very best in the upcoming games at the World Floorball Championships, and to gain valuable experiences that can push them further as a team and beyond floorball. Women’s team finished 12th at the last Women’s WFC in 2019 and this was the best achievement for the Singapore women’s team since the WFC switched to a one-division format in 2011. Men’s team got the 16th place at WFC 2018 in Prague but are surely eager to improve their standings in Helsinki.
The Singapore Floorball Association hopes that the upcoming championships can inspire more youth participation in the sport through the ActiveSG-SFA National Floorball Leagues and youth centric organised activities. Through the fun and meaningful sporting experiences, SFA is looking at creating greater sporting opportunities and access, inclusivity as well as broader development of capabilities and to get ready to welcome the Women’s World Floorball Championships as the host city in 2023.