Yuhua-Albirex tie-up enters fifth year

Children between the ages of five and 14 at a regular football training session conducted by the Yuhua Albirex Football Academy yesterday at Shuqun Secondary School. The organisation is run by Yuhua Community Sports Club, while S-League club Albirex
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Children between the ages of five and 14 at a regular football training session conducted by the Yuhua Albirex Football Academy yesterday at Shuqun Secondary School.

The organisation is run by Yuhua Community Sports Club, while S-League club Albirex Niigata provide the coaches.

Yesterday, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Yuhua CSC and Albirex for the fifth year in a row, in a ceremony attended by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, who is also the adviser to Yuhua Grassroots Organisations.

Under the agreement, a $1 donation is made to Yuhua CSC by the local-based Japanese side for every spectator who attends an Albirex game held at Jurong East Stadium. So far, $75,534 has been raised over the past four years.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2017, with the headline 'Yuhua-Albirex tie-up enters fifth year'. Print Edition | Subscribe