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ESPN STAR Sports EPL Football Presenters and Pundits Visit Laguna Phuket in Support of Life Home Project

Media Release
07-Mar-2007

The ESPN STAR Sports football broadcasting team will visit Laguna Phuket from 23-25 March to participate in a charity event in support of Phuket’s Life Home Project. 

The Life Home project is a shelter for mothers who are HIV positive and their children where they can live safely in a supportive community.

The line up of TV presenters and pundits in the ESPN STAR Sports team coming to Laguna Phuket include Football Crazy’s Andy Penders, PJ Roberts and Sharkee Tan; Football Focus’ John Dykes and Andrew Leci of Here We Go will be joined by in-house football experts ex-Birmingham City’s Paul Masefield, highly-respected pundit Jamie Reeves, Malaysian ex-footballer and renown sports commentator Shebby Singh and former Hong Kong Rangers footballer Derek Currie; plus Club EPL’s Charlie Webster, co-presenter of the live coverage of English Premier League matches on STAR Sports.  
 
During their visit Phuket-based English Premier League fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the football presenters, and simultaneously donate to a worthy cause. On Saturday 24 March, the celebrities will be playing in a charity golf tournament at Laguna Phuket Golf Club followed by a charity dinner and quiz night at Laguna Holiday Club Resort’s @Seventeenth restaurant in support of the Life Home Project.   
 
Golfers will make up a team of four with one of the EPL celebrities, while dinner guests will be seated on tables together with one guest celebrity, who will no doubt prove a great asset during the after-dinner Football Quiz conducted by host emcee John Dykes.
 
Golf and Dinner Packages are available to Laguna Phuket Golf Club members at THB5000 per person and THB6500 for non-members. The charity dinner and quiz night will be limited to 100 guests with dinner only tickets inclusive of wine and beer available at THB2500 per person.  Entry to the golf tournament and tickets for the dinner will be sold in advance at the Laguna Phuket Golf Club pro-shop. 

The English Premier League television coverage is significant household viewing with more than 276 million viewers tuning into watch the ESPN and STAR Sports’ coverage of the English Premier League in Asia.
 

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About ESPN STAR Sports
ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world’s leading cable and satellite broadcasters. As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN STAR Sports
combines the strengths and resources of its ultimate parent companies – Walt Disney (ESPN, Inc.) and News Corporation Limited (STAR) – to deliver a diverse array of international and regional sports to viewers via its encrypted pay and free-to-air services. 

ESPN STAR Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 276 million viewers in Asia. ESPN STAR Sports has 13 networks covering 24 countries, each localised to deliver differentiated world-class premier sports programming to Asian viewers. This includes ESPN Asia, ESPN India, ESPN Taiwan, ESPN Singapore, ESPN Philippines, MBC-ESPN (Korea), ESPN Hong Kong, STAR Sports Hong Kong, STAR Sports Asia, STAR Sports India, STAR Sports Taiwan, STAR Sports Southeast Asia and STAR Sports Singapore.

On the ground, the ESPN STAR Sports Event Management Group manages and promotes premier sporting events around Asia. The multi-lingual, online platforms, espnstar.com, espnstar.com.cn and espnstar.com.tw and footballcrazy.tv interact with millions of users providing them with in-depth sports news, results and competitions.

mobileESPN enables sports fans to follow their favourite sports more closely than ever with content specially delivered via their mobile phones. mobileESPN is the first of a regional suite of services to be offered across
seven markets in Asia Pacific – Airtel (India), Hutch (India), Idea (India), BSNL (India), BPL Mobile (India), CSL (Hong Kong), Globe Telecom (Philippines) Maxis  (Malaysia), SingTel (Singapore), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan), Telkomsel (Indonesia), StarHub (Singapore), MobileOne (Singapore), PCCW (Hong Kong), Sunday (Hong Kong) and Astro (Malaysia).                                                                 

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