Quest International University Perak (QIUP), a subsidiary of the Asian conglomerate, QI Group, has become the new Charter member of SportExcel, the Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence. As a new addition to the esteemed line of existing 24 Charter members, QIUP acknowledges SportExcel as the cradle for junior sports in Malaysia.
“We are proud to come on board as a supporter of SportExcel as we firmly believe that the future of Malaysian sports lies in the sustainable junior sport development programme. We at QIUP share the same vision as we believe that by giving support to youth training programmes, new talents will be unearthed” said Nicholas Goh, QIUP’s Chief Operating Officer at the induction ceremony held at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd May 2018.
“It is heartening to note that the programmes run by SportExcel have genuinely produced sportsmen and sportswomen, many of whom are of world standard and have graduated to a higher level of play. A wonderful example is our very own squash icon Dato’ Nicol David,” he continued.
Nicholas also thanked SportExcel for enabling QIUP this platform to play a role in youth sports development programme.
SportExcel founding chairman Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar who received QIUP’s membership pledge from Nicholas, said the foundation is today the only organisation in Malaysia that serves as development with emphasis on excellence.
“I feel great satisfaction and pride in knowing that we have actually helped thousands of young Malaysian athletes chase their dream of being stars on the world stage, thanks to all our Charter Members. SportExcel is all about excellence with private sector funding,” added Tunku Imran.
SportExcel organises junior circuits for 12 sports – golf, bowling, cricket, cycling, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), sepak takraw, shooting, squash, swimming, taekwondo, tennis and athletics – annually.
It also has an international reach in golf, working on junior reciprocal programmes with seven countries – namely India, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It hopes to do the same with other sports in the future.