Tchoukball Singapore clinches double gold 

Tchoukball Singapore M15 boys Sim Kai (left), 15 and Rayvien Lim (right), 15 during the historic match against Chinese Taipei

Singapore, 16 July 2023 – Singapore clinched a double gold at the 6th World Youth Tchoukball Championships when the boys M15 (Under 15) team defeated defending champions Chinese Taipei 44-40 and the girls M18 (Under 18) team defeated Macau 43-16 at the Pasir Ris Recreation Centre. 

Led by the gutsy display of right shooter Rayview Lim, 15, the Singapore team came back from behind against a strong Chinese Taipei side, who were leading by one point at the end of the second period. Spurred on by the loud cheers of a 1,400-strong crowd, Singapore dominated the third and final period to cap a stunning victory, earning Singapore their first ever boy’s title at the World Youth Championships. 

Said Rayview: “We were trailing behind at the start of the last period so we wanted to give it our best to not let the chance of winning go to waste. The team stepped up, put in our best efforts and played with heart.

“It is an unbelievable feeling since this is the first time the youth team has won a gold medal. It is such a big achievement.” 

Added Ivan Ng, 22, coach for the Singapore M15 boys team: “Everyone worked really hard and I think the efforts of each and every player contributed to today’s victory.”

The performance drew a standing ovation from the crowd, which also consisted of Guest-of-Honour Minister Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and Second Minister for Law.

In an address to the athletes and the crowd, Minister Edwin Tong stressed the importance of supporting emerging sports. He adds that Sport Singapore has provided support to the Tchoukball Singapore athletes by providing access to facilities and sport science. 

Double Gold

Not to be outdone, the Singapore M18 girls team delighted the crowd with an impressive showing throughout all three periods to clinch gold. Having defeated Malaysia 43-19 in the semi-finals on Sunday morning, the girls went into the gold-medal match against Macau in fine form – with the result never in doubt.

Said M18 girls coach Angie Ng, 29: “Their performance today really showed the efforts of a whole year’s worth of work. They have made the coaches and the nation proud.”. 

The victorious Singapore M18 girls team, who eased to victory with a dominant 43-16 win against Macau.

Host Singapore picked up a total of two gold medals, three silver medals and a bronze at the 6th World Youth Tchoukball Championships, attended by nine nations. 

“We told our athletes to do the basics, to go out there and to enjoy the game. When the M15 boys match started, the team was very overwhelmed to be up against a strong team like Chinese Taipei but they did very well.” 

“I hope the gold medal wins today sends a message to the younger generation of tchoukballers that anyone can be a champion, so continue to work hard and be part of the tchoukball ecosystem.” shares Mr Delane Lim, President of Tchoukball Association of Singapore. 

Chinese Taipei ended the championships with four gold and one silver medal. 

Final Results
M12 Boys
Gold: Chinese Taipei
Silver: Macau
Bronze: Singapore

M12 Girls
Gold: Chinese Taipei
Silver: Singapore
Bronze: Hong Kong

M15 Boys
Gold: Singapore
Silver: Chinese Taipei
Bronze: Hong Kong

M15 Girls
Gold: Chinese Taipei
Silver: Singapore
Bronze: Macau 

M18 Boys
Gold: Chinese Taipei
Silver: Singapore
Bronze: Macau 

M18 Girls
Gold: Singapore
Silver: Macau
Bronze: Hong Kong

 Tchoukball Association of Singapore (TBAS)

Established in 2008 by a team of sports coaches, advocates and educators passionate about bringing the sport of tchoukball to Singapore, the association was recognised as the National Federation for the Sport of Tchoukball by Sport Singapore as of 14 December 2018 and is currently a provisional member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) with effect from 17 May 2019. TBAS is dedicated to upholding the Tchoukball Charter, demonstrating an exemplary, cooperative and positive spirit in the promotion of the sport in Singapore, both recreationally and competitively.
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Tchoukball Singapore receives $70,000 sponsorship from BOC Aviation

The Tchoukball Association of Singapore (TBAS) received a timely boost ahead of the Tchoukball World Championships in August – a $70,000 cash sponsorship that will help Team Singapore shoot for glory in the Czech Republic.

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation”), an aircraft operating leasing company headquartered in Singapore, donated a record $70,000 to TBAS. This is the largest cash sponsorship received by TBAS since inception.

The cash injection will go primarily to supporting TBAS in their high performance systems for three areas: i) player development, ii) defraying airfare and accommodation for the World Championships and iii) helping with the cost of organising major events in Singapore such as the World Youth Championships and next week’s Southeast Asia Tchoukball Championships.

Delane Lim, President of Tchoukball Association of Singapore, Minister Edwin Tong, Angela Ng, Chief People Officer, BOC Aviation and Stephen Barnes, Chief Risk Officer, BOC Aviation announces their sponsorship.

The donation is part of a partnership with TBAS and BOC Aviation, which was formalised on the final day of the 6th World Youth Championships, with Minister Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and Second Minister for Law present to witness the partnership ceremony. 

TBAS had announced that it had raised $78,300 from sponsors and well-wishers in March, following news that the national women’s team made history by reaching the top of the world tchoukball rankings.

The self-starting, never-say-die spirit shown by TBAS and its athletes was what won BOC Aviation over.

“Singapore’s tchoukball story is an amazing tale of how a little-known sports team overcame the odds to become the best in the world,” said BOC Aviation Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Steven Townend. 

“We are excited to support TBAS’ growth as we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year. We wish to show our support for the community we operate in and hope this direct contribution to TBAS will help it achieve even greater success.”

Teams focused on World Championships

TBAS president was grateful for the support shown by BOC Aviation, which has resulted in immediate success at the World Youth Championships, which concluded today with Singapore winning two gold medals.

Said TBAS president Delane Lim: “With the added funding and support for our players, we were able to put up a stellar showing at the World Youth Championships. 

“Next week’s Southeast Asia Championships will be a key tournament to help us prepare for the World Championships. 

“With BOC Aviation’s help, our players can now also go into the world champs without having to worry about chipping in for airfare and accommodation as they have done in the past. 

“We can go into the tournament and defend our position as the top team in the world, and for our men to show they are worthy of the top three ranking.”

Mr Lim added that with TBAS now accorded official National Sports Association (NSA) status, the next stage is for it to be recognised as an official charity. Obtaining charity status would qualify the association for the One Team Singapore Fund, in which the Government matches donations to NSAs.

Said Mr Lim, who is also the vice-president of the Asia Pacific Tchoukball Federation: “We have big plans for the sport, not only in Singapore, but also the region, where we hope for it to also be a SEA Games sport.

“Obtaining charity status will go a long way to helping us stretch our funds. We are so grateful to our sponsors and supporters for growing the sport with us.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be in action at the Southeast Asia Tchoukball Championships from tomorrow before departing for Prague at the end of the month. 

About BOC Aviation 

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 652 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 91 airlines in 42 countries and regions worldwide as at 30 June 2023. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. For more information, visit

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