ENTERING into its second year, the recently concluded CTOS Sweatplus Inter-Financial Institutions Badminton Championship held at Sports Arena Sentosa saw Alliance Bank emerging as the final champion, carrying off the Premier Cup Challenge Trophy and a cash prize of RM3,000.
Coming in at second spot was Bank Rakyat while Finance Ministry grabbed third spot, winning cash prizes of RM2,000 and RM1,000, respectively. In the Plate Cup, Citibank overcame SME Bank to take the title.
The two-day event was launched by CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd chief product and marketing officer Keith Wardell.
Following its success, the organising committee hopes to inspire other financial institutions to participate in future editions as a channel to create role models from the corporate level who are more involved in sports and to promote a healthy work life balance.
Twelve teams participated in this year’s edition namely, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Negara Malaysia, Citibank Berhad, CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, Deutsche Bank Malaysia Berhad, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, Finance Ministry, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, SME Development Bank Malaysia Berhad and United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad.
The joint title sponsors were CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, and Sweatplus while the other partner sponsors were Yonex-Sunrise Sports and Sports Arena. The Premier Cup challenge trophy was sponsored by Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad.