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Tadanari Lee (19) exchanges pleasantries with SNL participants
Lee (19) exchanges pleasantries with SNL participants

Albirex Niigata FC Singapore's star striker Tadanari Lee will be donating all of his goal bonus, which is worth S$200 per goal, to ‘Goals for SportCares’ campaign till the end of the AIA Singapore Premier League 2022 season, according to the club.

LEE: BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

“When I came to Singapore in January 2022, I wanted to be part of the community and a way to do this is to give back through what I can do best – sport. So, when I heard about SportCares and how they use football to engage the youth, it really resonated with me." said Lee in the said media advisory.

The 37-year-old kicked off his donation drive in the SportCares’ Saturday Night Lights (SNL) event yesterday (23/4) at Clementi Stadium where Lee joined the youth players in their football drills and shared some pointers with them on the field.

Tadanari Lee showing pointers to SNL participants
Lee showing pointers to SNL participants

Following the drills, Lee also joined the Muslim participants for iftar (meal to break one’s fast during Ramadan).

Relishing the up-close encounter with the man who famously scored the winning goal for Japan in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup triumph was Muhammad Danial Hikari Bin Abdullah.

"It’s great to see an international player like Lee play in the SPL and even better to see him mingling with us, sharing tips on how to place the ball into the back of the net and even join us for a meal." said Danial.

SNL IS A BENEFICIAL PROGRAM: PARTICIPANT

The 20-year-old SNL participant also shared the benefits of being part of the SNL program which allows him and his peers to pick up other skills that enable them to contribute back to society as volunteers.

"It’s not just a simple football programme, joining SNL has really benefitted me because I have seen how football (sport) can help me, not only on the pitch but off the pitch too." he added.

Lee joined in the iftar session after the drills

The involvement of Lee in the SNL program is always something encouraging as is being seen as a "positive reinforcement", according to Shawn Lim, head of SportCares which oversees the SNL program.

“We always welcome positive reinforcement at our programmes and when it comes from a professional player like Lee, it can only spur on our youth to do better on the pitch and improve their skills." commented Lim.

"Our greatest hope is that the positive influence on the pitch carries on, to bring about the same level of discipline and determination to everything before them in life.”

THE PUBLIC CAN DONATE AS WELL 

The donations will be made to SportCares via its campaign page on GIVE Asia and it is open to the public as well at - https://go.gov.sg/goalsforsportcares-campaignpage2022 

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