SINGAPORE, 17 NOVEMBER 2017 – Former Red Sami Hyypiä joined the four-week-long celebrations commemorating the redesign of COURTS Megastore in Tampines, connecting with local young footballers and meeting fans in the store on 17 and 18 November respectively.
This year’s COURTS-Liverpool Football Academy is guided by three coaches from Liverpool Football Club International Academy who will conduct week-long coaching with over 220 talented young aspiring footballers. These include players from the top competitive teams in local Primary and Secondary Schools, ranging from 10-12 and 13-14 years old respectively. To cap it off, Liverpool Legend Hyypiä will make a special appearance on 17 November to train these same young footballers, along with a special training session for young girls’ teams aged between 8 to 11 years old from Cedar Primary School and the JSSL Elite Girls programme.
Shared Mr Terry O’Connor, Group CEO of COURTS Asia, leading retailer of IT, electronics and furniture in the region: “The love of sport and football runs in the DNA of many Singaporeans. Through the COURTS-Liverpool Football Academy partnership, we’re bringing the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting idols and being trained by international coaching practices that have moulded the likes of Steven Gerrard to young aspiring football talent. This year, we’ve included a special training session for young girls to encourage love of the sport among a very talented group of athletes. We’re excited to be delighting fans with the opportunity to meet their idol as well, when Sami greets fans in our newly redesigned COURTS Megastore in Tampines on 18 November 2017.”
Hyypiä will meet with fans at the newly redesigned COURTS Megastore at 1PM on 18 November, part of the celebrations heralding the new Megastore. Fans will be able to take photos with their idols and get their football memorabilia signed. They will also be able to enjoy the store grand opening promotions and deals and participate in in-store activities and games taking place during the weekend.