- POSTED: 14 Jul 2014 21:46
More than half a million people turned up at 58 Community Clubs showing World Cup matches 'live' over the past month, says the People's Association. They also demonstrated strong community spirit.
SINGAPORE: More than 570,000 residents watched the World Cup at Community Clubs (CCs) over the past month, the People's Association (PA) said. It reported "overwhelming response" to the screenings in a news release as the tournament wrapped on Monday (July 14).
The quarter-final match between France and Germany attracted the largest crowd, drawing 44,000 people across 58 CCs.
Better yet, the PA said "strong community spirit was clearly evident" as neighbours arranged to come together voluntarily in the wee hours of the morning to help clean up the premises and stack the chairs after the screenings. Some even brought food to share with CC staff, as a simple but warm gesture of thanks.
The PA promises to team up with Community Sports Clubs to organise more sports clinics and carnivals.
"We are delighted that the World Cup screenings at the CCs has brought together so many families, friends and neighbours, and helped strengthen family bonds, friendships and neighbourliness. We thank residents for their overwhelming support and positive feedback, and will continue to work with partners to bring similar screenings to the CCs," said Mr Ang Hak Seng, Chief Executive Director of the PA.