Fifty One Teams in the Fray for the 11th AmBank Group-Inter Financial Institutions Futsal Tournament 2014/15

Right to left: Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Senior Vice President/Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group, Saliman Zainal, President, National Banks Sports Council and President, National Banks Sports Council and K. Ananthavale, Treasurer, National Banks Sports Council during the mock cheque presentation ceremony marking the AmBank Group’s contribution as the Title Sponsor for the 11th AmBank Group-Inter Financial Institutions Futsal Tournament 2014/15.

For the 11th consecutive year, AmBank Group brings the 11th AmBank Group-Inter Financial Institutions Futsal Tournament 2014/15. The Tournament this year, which will see a total of 51 teams from financial institutions participating. 

At a presentation ceremony held on Friday, 13 March 2015, Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Senior Vice President/Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group presented the mock cheque to Encik Saliman Zainal, President, National Banks Sports Council to symbolise AmBank Group’s contribution as the Title Sponsor. 

AmBank Group’s cash sponsorship of RM25,000 for this edition will see the tournament proper being played tomorrow and Sunday at Uptown Sports, Persiaran Jaya, Bandar Baru Bangi. To-date, the Group has sponsored a total of RM215,000 since 2005. 

“We are happy to once again support the AmBank Group-Inter Financial Institutions Futsal Tournament 2014/15. Futsal as we know has become a popular sport, attracting players from all segments of the society. It can be easily played at anytime of the day by anyone and it can be seen that both males and females are big supporters and active participants of the game. 

The simplicity of futsal and its immediate healthy contributions it brings to the society are among the reasons why we continue to support futsal. And amongst the financial institutions, it helps foster closer sporting rapport as it can be played after work and the futsal courts are located close by to many offices and city centres,” said Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Senior Vice President/Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group who is also the President of the Group’s sports club, Kelab AmBank Group. 

“Of course, we hope our contribution will contribute towards the development of futsal amongst banks and financial institutions. The quality and standard of futsal among bank employees will certainly rise and all the teams will give their best to do well and improve their performances from last year,” he added. 

Champions in the Men’s category will receive RM3,000, followed by RM1,500 for second place and RM750 for the two losing semi-finalists. Ladies and Veteran category prize monies are as follows - first place, RM1,500, second, RM750 and RM500 for the two losing semi-finalists. 

The 11th AmBank Group Inter Financial Institutions Futsal Tournament 2014/15 is organised by the National Banks Sports Council and sanctioned by the Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA). There will be three categories in the tournament, comprising of Open with 28 teams, Ladies comprising of 10 teams and Veteran (over 40 and above) category with 13 teams. ​​​​​​​​