Replies to Media ● Aug 06, 2018

FAS’ response to media query on postponement of National Football League matches

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“The FAS National Football League (NFL) is an important part of Singapore’s football ecosystem. It is a platform we have maintained as key for amateur footballers to express their passion for football and showcase their potential. We are committed to the smooth running of the NFL competition – as with all our competitions.

 

“The FAS had, at the planning stage, made provisions in the NFL competition calendar for expected cancellations of matches. The NFL clubs have been informed on the changes to the fixtures as well.

 

“Sports programming in Singapore has increased over the years, especially during occasions such as during GetActive! Singapore. As a result, given the high demand for pitches, our advance venue bookings for NFL matches were inevitably cancelled. The high demand also subsequently posed challenges in securing alternate venues.

 

“We are glad that Sport Singapore continues their support towards football and we will continue to work closely with them on the overall programming of sporting events that requires such facilities.”

 

– FAS spokesman