29 April 2023

A world-class training experience involving Manchester United club legends Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

Singapore, 29 April 2023 – Living up to its “Football for All” promise, StarHub today held an inaugural football clinic for over 60 aspiring young footballers in Singapore, giving them a special opportunity to learn from renowned players. Partnering ActiveSG Football Academy (AFA) and Our Tampines Hub (OTH), StarHub hosted iconic Manchester United Legends Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole to share their immense knowledge and experience with the participants, offering valuable insights and tips on improving their football skills.  

Held at OTH on Saturday, 29 April, the football clinic also enlisted experienced coaches from AFA, and featured a variety of training drills and exercises over 90 minutes that focused on technical skills, shooting accuracy, dribbling techniques, and game intelligence. The potential Lions were thrilled to receive personalised guidance from Yorke and Cole, who provided invaluable feedback to elevate their game. The legendary duo also shared spirited stories from their illustrious careers, motivating and inspiring those in attendance. 

Yann Courqueux, Vice President of Entertainment, StarHub said, “We were excited to host the football clinic for young footballers with Active SG Football Academy and Our Tampines Hub, which gave us the opportunity to cultivate the enthusiasm and sheer passion that they have for the sport. Football is a sport that transcends boundaries and brings people together, and this is the very reason why we decided to make Premier League on StarHub more accessible than it has ever been to fans in Singapore. We are committed to bringing the magic of football to everyone in the most unique and meaningful way.” 

Aleksandar Duric, Principal, ActiveSG Football Academy said, “Training under the tutelage of distinguished football legends is an unparalleled experience that can take your game to the next level. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring footballers to gain invaluable insights into the physical, technical and mental aspects of the game. This form of training helps improve one’s skills and provides a supportive environment that promotes learning and growth. It is also inspiring to train with the best of the best – it boosts your confidence, motivates you to train hard to reach your full potential and develop into outstanding football players. We are grateful for the partnership with StarHub and look forward to providing more of such experiences for players.”

William Wong, Assistant Director Integrated Programming, Our Tampines Hub said, “Our Tampines Hub is proud to play host to the football clinic and the football legends. This is part of our effort to bring quality and exciting programmes to our residents including children from different background to mingle and build bonds.  Such clinics also provide opportunities for children to develop their football skills, as well as meet with these football legends. We are happy to partner like-minded stakeholders such as StarHub and ActiveSG Football Academy to strengthen social cohesion through sports.”

The football clinic was a resounding success, providing an unparalleled opportunity for children to learn from two decorated champions who were part of the historic treble-winning team of Manchester United in 1999. Apart from the clinic, StarHub has also partnered OTH to hold community screenings of Premier League matches in their open-air amphitheatre Festive Plaza. 'Live' screenings will take place on selected weekends, showing games including the upcoming matches:

  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham United on 29 April, 7.30pm
  • Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. vs Wolverhamton Wanderers on 29 April, 10pm
  • Manchester United vs Aston Villa on 30 April, 9pm

In addition to contract-free subscriptions, Premier League is also available on StarHub through the newest Premier+ and Sports+ bundle, which includes Premier League, Formula 1 Racing, NBA and more at $42.99 monthly. For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/personal/promotions/home-of-sports.