Prudential Hong Kong sponsors HKFC Special Soccer Programme


(17 April 2013 – Hong Kong) The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (“Prudential Hong Kong”) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Hong Kong Football Club‘s (“HKFC”) Special Soccer Programme and the Crusaders Team to support soccer coaching for children and adults with special needs.

The sponsorship commitment was celebrated with an inaugural charity football event on March 23 at HKFC grounds, with soccer matches involving Prudential employees, financial consultants and the HKFC stars. Through donations and support, the charity event raised HK$188,700 for the HKFC Special Soccer Programme.

The Special Soccer Programme offers free weekly football coaching, helping participants boost their fitness and sharpen their soccer skills within a socially stimulating environment. Prudential’s sponsorship will also help support tournaments, charity matches and other community events.

Mr. Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong said, “We are pleased to be the sponsor for HKFC’s Special Soccer Programme, which provides a platform for children and adults with special needs to play competitive football and to improve their well-being. Promoting an active lifestyle is one of the pillars of our corporate social responsibility programme and we are delighted to support HKFC in this promotion of a happy, healthy lifestyle in the local community.”

Mr. Martyn Russell, General Committee - Soccer Representative, Hong Kong Football Club said, “On behalf of the HKFC, I would like to sincerely thank Prudential Hong Kong for its support of the Special Soccer Programme. The sponsorship signifies both Prudential Hong Kong and HKFC’s commitment to help the needy in society by encouraging them to stay active and engaged in the community. The weekly training programme for the Crusaders Team is a great example of our commitment to foster such active lifestyles and interaction among our society.”

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Prudential Hong Kong has successfully raised HK$188,700 for HKFC Special Soccer Programme and its Crusaders Team at its inaugural Charity Football Match. Mr. Derek Yung (right), Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong presented the cheque to Mr. Neil Jensen (centre) and Mr. Martyn Russell (left) of Hong Kong Football Club.

The Prudential Football Team was established in March 2013 to support Prudential Hong Kong's corporate social responsibility in advocating health and active lifestyles.

For enquiries, please contact:

Kawina Yip

Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsbility

Prudential Hong Kong Limited

+852 2977 8174

+852 2977 4111

Kate Siu

Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsbility

Prudential Hong Kong Limited

+852 2977 8462

+852 2977 1209