Netball: Fourth edition of telco M1's corporate challenge rakes in $50,000 for charity

Minister Tan Chuan Jin, Ministry of Social & Family Development (fourth from left), Ms Jessica Tan (fifth from left), Member of Parliament & President of Netball Singapore and fellow Members of Parliament receiving cheque from Mr P. Subramaniam, Chie
Minister Tan Chuan Jin, Ministry of Social & Family Development (fourth from left), Ms Jessica Tan (fifth from left), Member of Parliament & President of Netball Singapore and fellow Members of Parliament receiving cheque from Mr P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1 at the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge on Nov 12, 2016.PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin defending Mr Ivan Lim, Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, M1, during the charity exhibition match at the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge on Nov 12, 2016.
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin defending Mr Ivan Lim, Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, M1, during the charity exhibition match at the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge on Nov 12, 2016.PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE
New Zealand legend Leana de Bruin defending Mr Teo Wee Seng (left), Director of Human Resource, M1 at the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge on Nov 12, 2016.
New Zealand legend Leana de Bruin defending Mr Teo Wee Seng (left), Director of Human Resource, M1 at the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge on Nov 12, 2016.PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE

The fourth edition of the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge which attracted 41 teams has raised $50,000 for charities focusing on underprivileged children and youth at risk.

New Zealand netball legend, Leana de Bruin, world champion and Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, was at the event to meet participants and fans.

She also played in the charity exhibition match between Members of Parliament, including Minister for Social & Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck and Jessica Tan, and the telco's senior management.

As part of the M1 Schools Programme, the retired 39-year-old will be conducting netball clinics for schools and the national age groups, sharing her tips and tricks with young, aspiring netballers during her visit.

Ms Tan, also the president of Netball Singapore, noted: "Seeing returning companies and new companies forming teams to participate in the M1 Corporate Netball Challenge is very heartening. It is particularly great to see colleagues, male and female, coming together during a weekend to play netball and enjoying the game."