Thursday, June 16, 2011


Malaysia aims to walk tall when they face English Premier League giants Arsenal FC at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on July 13.
The Harimau Malaya received a pleasant surprise which boosted their morale when tour promoters ProEvents printed special edition tickets, bearing the image of the national team, for the match.
These tickets go on sale from today and it will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are priced at RM58, RM68, RM108 and limited VIP tickets at RM388.
National coach Datuk K. Rajagobal said it is pleasant surprise for the team.
“We did not expect this but I am sure it will boost the players’ morale and confidence to face Arsenal. As the coach, I am proud that that team has been given such recognition. It makes us proud,” said Rajagopal.
“It is one way of recognising the team for its achievements. Hopefully, it will spur the team to go all out for the match against Arsenal.”
CEO Pro Events International Julian Kam Presenting Datuk K.Rajagopal, National Coach the Special Edition Ticket which features the Malaysian Players for the Match against Arsenal on July 13th at Bukit Jalil Stadium. The Event was witnessed by the National Players, FAM General Secretary Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad and Datuk Subahan Kamal FAM Vice President.
Arsenal has a very strong fan base not only in Malaysia but also in Asia as a whole. The match has brought a lot of excitement from Arsenal fans from other countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei.
Julian Kam, Chief Executive Officer of ProEvents Group said it was a closely wrapped secret although it had been planned for quite some time when Arsenal confirmed that the Gunners will kick-start their first pre-season tour in Asia since 1999.
“It was a closely kept wrapped secret until we let the cat out of the bag today. This is our way of telling the team that we in ProEvents are not letting your recent success go unnoticed.
 “Everyone is excited with Malaysia’s match against Arsenal. It is good to see how we far against the millionaire professionals. Winning and losing is part and parcel of the game but we are confident that you will keep Malaysia’s flag flying with pride.
“We hope that our Malaysian players will be able to learn a point or two from them (Arsenal players) and take their game to a new level. At the same time, we hope that one or two of our players will be able to impress the Arsenal talent scouts,” said Kam, who is an appointed FIFA match agent.

Summary of Ticketing Details
Prices for tickets range from RM58, RM68, RM108 and limited VIP tickets at RM388. From May 27, match tickets are exclusively available at selective Nike stores nationwide and each purchase comes with a complimentary commemorative training pass. From May 30 onwards, fans can purchase tickets at selected Nike and Ticketpro outlets nationwide or call up Ticketpro’s hotline at 03-78807999 or book online through their website
About ProEvents
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in Malaysia, ProEvents is the leading football marketing and management consultancy in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
Over the past 18 years, ProEvents has organised and promoted more international football matches in Asia than any other company. Teams brought in include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Leeds, Inter Milan, Sampdoria, FIFA World Stars and the national sides of Brazil, England, Argentina, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, China, Japan, Korea and Yugoslavia.
The company’s co-founder and CEO Julian, is an appointed FIFA Match Agent. For more information please visit our

Chelsea "Here to Play, Here to Stay"

Eight months after putting forward the project, the first Chelsea Blue Pitch will become a reality and will be in operation from July this summer in Damansara Damai here.
Ron Gourlay, Chief Executive of Chelsea FC, announced the Chelsea Asia Tour in Malaysia eight months ago.  Gourlay later had talks with his HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the Deputy President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) about the project.
The project forms part of the Chelsea Asia Tour 2011’s campaign called “Here to Play, Here to Stay” in Asia. The Chelsea Blue Pitch in Damansara Damai will be located at Jalan PJU 10/1A, which is along Jalan Kuala Selangor.  Chelsea will play against the Malaysia XI on July 21 at the Bukit Jalil Stadium
Constructed by EMKAY Group, the Chelsea Blue Pitch at NPNG Sports Centre is a community based football training programme with development coaches from Chelsea coming over to Malaysia on a regular basis.
We first launched the Blue Pitch programme in London in partnership with adidas in 2007 and launched the first international Blue Pitch – in Hong Kong – in December 2009 and our intention is to build further high-specification pitches across the APAC region and to work with local coaches to bring “the Chelsea Way” to Asia,” said Ron Gourlay. “The Blue Pitch will be available to Chelsea sponsors, local sponsors/charities and Chelsea Supporters Club. In short, this will be Malaysia Stamford Bridge” for our supporters club.”
Present at the function yesterday, apart from HRH Tengku Abdullah, Ron Gourlay, Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Chairman of EMKAY Group and Julian Kam, CEO of ProEvents Group, were Dato Azzuddin Ahmad, the general secretary of FAM and San Boon Wah, Managing Director of ProEvents International Malaysia.
Mr San Boon Wah, Managing Director of Pro Events International, FAM General Secretary Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad, Chelsea FC CEO Ron Gourlay , Tan Sri Mustafa Kamal Chairman of EMKAY Group and CEO Proevents International Julian Kam, dropping the “Here to Play, Here to Stay” postcard at the Chelsea Blue Pitch Launch held at NPNG Sports Centre yesterday.
Julian Kam, the CEO of ProEvents International Sdn Bhd, who has been appointed by Chelsea as the sole and exclusive agent for the Chelsea Asia Tour 2011 and also Blue Pitch project in Asia, said the contract will start this year for the next four years.
“Chelsea played here in 2008 and they visit Malaysia for the 2nd time in three years. This clearly demonstrates Chelsea’s commitment to football in Asia, and particularly in Malaysia.
 We are proud to be part of this meaningful football project that could play an important part in our youth development programmes,” said Kam.
“As you all know, football is a game that has a large following in every country in the world and Malaysia is no exception. We are proud to be linked to this project with high hopes that it will bear fruit in churning out future national footballers. At the same time, we hope that our local coaches will benefit and learn the finer points in coaching from their Chelsea counterparts.”
In addition to the Blue Pitch, Chelsea’s Here to Play Here to Stay campaign will also feature a fans’ communication programme encouraging all football fans to make contact with Chelsea by completing a special-designed Chelsea Postcard and then drop them into the Chelsea post box.  Those who filled in the postcard will have a chance to win a trip to London with match tickets to watch Chelsea in action at Stamford Bridge. The postcards and drop boxes can be found at all Ticketpro outlets, selected adidas outlets, One World Hotel, Bukit Jalil Stadium on match day or simply fill in the form online at
Tickets for the Chelsea Asia Tour 2011 – Malaysia are priced at RM58, RM68, RM108 and limited VIP tickets at RM388 and available at selected adidas outlets and Ticketpro outlets, Ticketpro Hotline 03-78807999 and