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TEN young basketball players are getting closer to their dreams with the support of Dutch Lady Malaysia. Dutch Lady has selected and backed these young talents, providing support by means of sending them for an intensive three-day training camp with the prestigious KL Dragons Basketball Academy. The training stint took place during the yearend school holidays, just before tournament selections.
GOOD NUTRITION “At Dutch Lady Malaysia, we believe that every child’s growth and development is heavily influenced by both nutrition and daily exercise. That is why we advocate that every young Malaysian drinks two glasses of milk and spends at least an hour on outdoor activities every day through our ‘Drink.Move.Be Strong’ campaign,” said Dutch Lady Malaysia managing director Saw Chooi Lee.
“Under the campaign, we have been reaching out to school children to help them cultivate an active and healthy lifestyle with nutritional talks and exercise programmes. Additionally, we have returned annually to support Jr NBA, a youth basketball programme, since we first presented it in the country in 2014.”
GREAT FORM Upon noticing the outstanding skills of these basketball players after the annual Jr NBA programme, Dutch Lady decided to prepare these young talents and groom them further with nourishing Dutch Lady PureFarm milk and additional training and tournament experience under the guidance of KL Dragons Basketball Academy. “Our hope is for them to become stellar basketball players one day,” added Saw.
Among the 10 young talents are 14-year-old Sun Chun Kit (Jr NBA Malaysia Most Valuable Player 2016); 15-year-olds – Adrie Adlan and Connor Clyde Chua from (Jr NBA Malaysia 2014 alumni); and 16year-old Maegan Mahadevan (Jr NBA Malaysia Most Valuable Player 2014).
Coaching at KL Dragons Basketball Academy is conducted by the elite players representing the Malaysian professional basketball team, the KL Dragons. The academy aims to create and develop a nationwide youth basketball programme to develop the love of the game among Malaysians. For more information, visit the official Dutch Lady Malaysia website.
Dutch Lady Malaysia managing director Saw Chooi Lee (front, fifth from left) with junior NBA ‘all-stars’ and employees of Dutch Lady Malaysia and KL Dragons Basketball Academy at the programme launch.