For the love and passion for football, international sport brand, Puma came to Ipoh and held their nationwide academy tour at SMK Anderson recently.
The session was attended by the students of SMK Anderson school who shared the same interest in football. The football academy, conducted by Puma, was aimed to inspire more young footballers and serve as a platform for youngsters to gain better exposure to the game and further develop their football skills.
“During the training, our coaches will give them basic training such as passing, defending, how to shoot and all. As Puma is a brand that promotes lifestyle and sport, we do have other academy sports as well,” said Joo Khoo, Senior Marketing Executive and also the representative for Puma during the tour in Ipoh.
While this has been a quarterly event for the past two years, Puma has decided to hold the clinics every month with the hope to raise more interest in the sport, “We are currently focussing only on male football first. The participants who join us today are all secondary students and hopefully in the future, with the support of everyone, including the public, we could be venturing into female football as well,” added Joo.
Aside from providing opportunities to learn football skills, the students were also given a chance to learn from Puma ambassadors who are all football players such as Shahrul Saad, Ahmad Khairil Annuar, Nasir Basharuddin and Shahrul Nizam.