21 May '16, 12pm

Never give up, Valencia's Paco Alcacer tells Singapore's young athletes.

Never give up, Valencia's Paco Alcacer tells Singapore's young athletes.

They gathered at the ITE College East campus to receive their awards, kindly disbursed by the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship, but young Singaporean athletes at the auditorium yesterday received more than just a monetary boost to fuel their sporting dreams. They got to witness - first-hand - a show of strength in adversity. Told just days ago that he had been dropped from the squad and will not represent Spain at the upcoming European Championships, Valencia's 22-year-old forward Paco Alcacer did not take time off to mope. He instead flew to Singapore to join four of his teammates on a visit to the region to spread the positive message of sport. Valencia is owned by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, with some players and officials at the club welcomed as special guests at the scholarship presentation ceremony. While Alcacer - Spain's top-scorer at the qua...

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/sports/football/never-give-alcacer-tell...

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