Youth Development -
[Shenzhen, China -
'Mission Hills Group' in China has announced that The R&A will provide funding towards a new golf scholarship programme being set up at the world’s largest golf facility.
The scholarships at Mission Hills will support talented young Chinese golfers by providing financial grants towards their golf training and competition.
Tenniel Chu, Vice-
Also present was Edmund Chu, Managing Director of SECA, China’s fastest growing sports management company which will partner with Mission Hills to underwrite the new scholarship initiative. The announcement took place during a keynote address by Mr. Slumbers to more than 200 delegates at Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum.
Tenniel Chu, Mission Hills Group Vice-
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A said: “This Golf Scholarship Programme is an important step forward in supporting young people in China, in both golf and personal development. The outcomes of initiatives like this that will underpin The R&A’s purpose, to ensure golf is thriving 50 years from now.”
Edmund Chu, Managing Director of SECA said: “Given our work with several Chinese athletes and events and our long-
Underwritten by Mission Hills and SECA, the Golf Scholarship Programme at Mission Hills will aim to support talented Chinese golfers aged 18 and under, boys and girls, with financial grants towards their training and competition and potentially their education. The application process and further details on the programme will be announced in the coming weeks with the aim of taking in students from early next year.
Later in 2019, the programme will be expanded to support students in other sports as well, including basketball and football in conjunction with FC Barcelona and the NBA, both of whom announced strategic partnerships with Mission Hills in 2017.