Team Singapore Netballers Ready for Batlle
 
 
Sports Unites for Japan
 
Ever since Japan was struck by the biggest quake in her history, she has received support from all over the world. With specialist personnel flying in from around the world, much needed relief efforts flooding in and the support of many others, Japan is still reeling from the disaster.

It is times like these that see people putting aside their differences and uniting for one common goal; to help and support. The world of sports is certainly doing its part, from football to baseball and Formula One, everyone is certainly doing their part and the sports scene in Singapore is certainly chipping in too.

With Courts Young Lions and Etoile FC leading the way with donations and fundraising events, more is to come from the football scene here. Albirex Niigata and the S.League All Stars will be playing a charity game on April 2 that will feature former World Cup footballer and Japanese poster boy Hidetoshi Nakata.
 
 
 
 
Team Singapore Fencer - Cheryl Wong
 
After having recently bagged the silver medal at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships in March, Cheryl Wong has her eyes set on the gold at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held this November in Indonesia.

While the 20-year-old was humble about her individual performance at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships, Wong was brimming with confidence when she spoke about her team which conquered the Women's Team Foil event in the last two SEA games running, where fencing was contested, in 2005 and 2007.

"Only two people can fence in the individual events, so I might not even fence individually, it really depends on who the coach picks," said the National University of Singapore Arts and Social Science student. "But for the team event, I am definitely fencing. We won two years in a row, and this year is going to be the third year."
 
 
 
  Coaches' Corner -
Noraida Abdul Malik
  Sportslights - Singapore Silat Gear Up for Sea Games 2011
One Voice
Dear Readers,

With the recent turn of unfortunate events in Japan, everyone is coming together to do their bit to help Japan through relief efforts or monetary means. In Singapore, our sporting fraternity are also playing their part to do their bit to raise funds to assist the efforts in rebuilding Japan, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. Athletes, their friends and families and many Singaporeans have since banded together and organised community events and celebrity matches, proceeds of which will be channelled to aid Japan in their rebuilding efforts.
 
 
There was a minute of silence at the National Cheerleading Championships 2011 at the Jurong East Sports Hall on 27 March and at S.League matches, as a mark of respect for those who have lost their lives and the lives for their friends and loved ones in Japan.

There has been a flurry of fund raising initiatives and call to action by various parties, including the Singapore Sports Council. It was also touching to see many people from all walks of life, sending their well wishes and messages of support and encouragement.

This only proves that sports has a power to rally people together in both good times and bad.

Kudos to each and every one of you who came forward to help and support Japan in their time of need.
- Wesley Lewis

*How you can help? The Singapore Red Cross is also accepting monetary donations towards this disaster. Donors can kindly go to Red Cross Singapore for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
Run 350
 
 
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NTUC FairPrice Netball   5 March - 16 April
NTUC FairPrice Foundation Netball Super League 2011
     
SLeague Cares   2 April
S.League Cares, TAKE ACTION With Albirex Niigata Singapore Charity Match
     
ASIAN PENCAK SILAT   14 - 17 April
1st Asian Pencak Silat Championship
     
Run 350   17 April
Run 350
     
JP Morgan Challenge   21 April
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
     
Energizer Night Trail   30 April
Energizer Singapore Night Trail 2011
 
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