Monthly Issue 15 / March 2010

Sallehuddin Salleh (in red) together with the boys from the Young Lions.
POSB Everyday Champions 2009 for Sports Award winner Sallehuddin Salleh lends a helping hand to underprivileged kids

Sallehuddin Salleh may have had years of experience coaching teenaged footballers to prevent them from going wayward, but coaching underprivileged kids was still a first for him. The 56-year-old retiree conducted a two-hour football clinic on 22nd February for 24 kids aged between 13 to 16 years of age. These kids were from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). .

The Warriors have also set many firsts in the S-League – they were the first club to win back to back doubles (winning both the S-League and Singapore Cup) in 2007 and 2008, and they were also the first Singapore club to play in the prestigious Asian Champions League. The success must surely be the envy of many, but as The Play Times sat down and spoke to head coach and reigning S-League Coach of the Year, Richard Bok, it appears to be just business as usual at Choa Chu Kang.
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Mr Tan Tong Hai, COO, StarHub, and Mr Oon Jin Teik, CEO, SSC smiling for the cameras after signing the MOU. Looking on is Mr Teo Ser Luck, SPS for Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports and Ministry of Transport.
New sports channel to feature more local sports

Singapore sports fans will be able catch more local sports offerings on the new SuperSports Arena channel, on StarHub Ch122. Launched on 12 February, SuperSports Arena will offer exciting local sports programming as well as a plethora of international sports including football, tennis and golf tournaments, and wrestling.
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Nominate your champion now!
The POSB Everyday Champions for Sports Award is back!

Following the success of the POSB Everyday Champions Award of previous years, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and title sponsor POSB are once again jointly organising the latest edition of the Award to hunt for the unsung heroes of Singapore sports who sacrifice their time and effort to promote sports.

This award strives to promote sporting Singapore by encouraging and rewarding people who have consistently gone out of their way to help others enjoy and learn through sports.

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A Singaporean Bossaball Player (in red) showing off his aerial skills at the 1st Bossaball World Cup in Turkey.
Bossaball - a note from Singapore’s Bossaball Coaches

On 4 April 2009, we received a call from Bossaball International, the world governing body for the sport of Bossaball. “Team Singapore, you are invited to participate in the 1st Bossaball World Cup in Turkey,” said the organiser.
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Dear Readers

I picked up my very first racket game – badminton – under the influence
of my school teacher. An avid badminton

player, he never failed to encourage anyone and was always getting every of his students to try the sport.

I remembered him with his huge bag full of rackets, like a modern day Santa Claus without the white glowing beard, loaning them to students (and even their parents) who could not afford them. And when they were returned damaged, he would merely buy new ones without reprimanding the kids.

He is the truly a great and selfless advocate of sports. He’s probably retired by now, but I am sure he’s still playing the game in some sports hall out there and spreading the joy of sports. He is the kind of person I would nominate for the POSB Everyday Champions for Sports Award 2010.

And if you too know of someone like this great teacher of mine, remember to visit and nominate him or her.

TPT Editor
The BADminton Player

*Loving the sport does not mean that I excel in it. I certainly write better than I can play. And my chances of winning the coveted Macbook in the latest contest are probably higher than me ever winning a badminton game!

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Stewed Apricot Chicken

• 500g chicken breast, skinless, sliced
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 4 slices ginger
• 10 dried apricots, chopped
• 2 cups snowpeas
• 1 teaspoon five spice powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
• 1 cup fresh button mushrooms, halved
• 1 tablespoon cashew nuts, coarsely
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon canola oil
• 6 cups cooked rice

  1. Marinate chicken in five spice powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry onions, garlic and ginger followed by chicken for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in snowpeas, apricots and water. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped cashew nuts. Serve immediately over cooked rice.
    SERVES 5 • Preparation time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 15 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes