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. In line with Zurich’s Global Community Week (GCW), this initiative is part of Zurich’s commitment to its communities where its customers and employees live and work.
Through this program, Zurich Insurance Malaysia and the Little League coaches will run a series of football clinics across ten secondary schools with existing football clubs from various states in Peninsular Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Johor Bahru. The clinics are expected to reach out to over 700 youths and will provide training in dribbling, passing, shooting and various fitness drills.
The “Zurich Love for Football” program is also in line with the recently launched National Football Development Plan helmed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to re-ignite Malaysia’s football glory days by nurturing young talents from the grassroots. Zurich Insurance Malaysia has pledged to contribute RM5,000 to each of the selected schools, which will go towards upgrade of their club facilities and football equipment. The most outstanding player selected at each clinic will receive RM500 worth of football merchandise.
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