The Singapore women’s Tchoukball team have created history by ranking number one in the world, following a victory against the Chinese Taipei team back in August.
The president of the Tchoukball Association of Singapore, Delane Lim, made the announcement on his Facebook page and congratulated the team.
Here is what he said
I am happy to announce that our Team Singapore Tchoukball Women’s team has ranked No 1 in the world ranking and with Men’s Team ranked 3rd in the world. Ranking was recently published by International Tchoukball Federation (FITB).
I am extremely proud of both teams’ and coaches’ dedication over the years to bring the sport to greater heights and flying high our Singapore Flag.
This year, all our teams will be training for World Tchoukball Championships (happening in Prague), World Youth Tchoukball Championships and possibly South East Asia Tchoukball Championships (both will be hosted in Singapore).
It will be a tough championship especially when we face off with the top 3 in the world.
With limited resources, our teams often have to pay for their own airfare, accommodations and championship fee (though subsidised by Tchoukball Association of Singapore). We are not an Olympic Sport… hence resources understandably is limited. But one day, we hope we will get there and for a start to lobby as a demonstration sport for regional games.
Our players’ dedication and passion to win for Singapore is certainly commendable. As a president, I hope to do more for our players. It is not easy but we continue to thrive with our limited resources. With more, I am sure we can do more and increase our talent pipeline.
It takes a village to raise a child… likewise in any sport, we need the whole village to rally behind our teams to let them know that we are supporting them. I do hope that we will have more corporate partners and individual supporters to come on board to help sustain our performance and provide the opportunities for our players to succeed and win more for Singapore.
This certainly came in as a great gift for our Tchoukball community. We will be calling for a celebration reunion soon, with announcements on our future plans and acknowledgements of our new partners on board. @tchoukballfitb @tchoukballsg