Rugby: Singapore's Low Teo Ping gets special award for contribution to sport in Asia

Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) president Low Teo Ping received a Distinguished Service Award from the Asian Rugby Football Union (Arfu) at its council meeting on Sunday. -- PHOTO: NEW PAPER FILE
Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) president Low Teo Ping received a Distinguished Service Award from the Asian Rugby Football Union (Arfu) at its council meeting on Sunday. -- PHOTO: NEW PAPER FILE

Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) president Low Teo Ping received a Distinguished Service Award from the Asian Rugby Football Union (Arfu) at its council meeting today.

The award recognises his contributions to the development of rugby in Asia.

Arfu, which is the governing body for rugby in Asia, oversees the administration of the sport in 31 countries.

Said Low, who is also vice-president of Arfu: "I am honoured to receive this award and it has been the effort not only of myself but the team at SRU.

"I look forward to continuing my participation to further the development of rugby in Asia, particularly in the Asean region."

Low is no stranger to sports administration, having previously led the Singapore Sailing Federation, and was also vice-president of the International Sailing Federation.