Women's ● Aug 06, 2019
Former Lionesses gather for Masters event
SINGAPORE, 6 AUGUST 2019 – The inaugural Women’s Masters event was successfully held on Saturday, 3 August at the People’s Association Lawn where teams competed in seven-a-side matches.
Organised in conjunction with Pesta Sukan 2019 activities, the event sought to encourage more active participation in women’s football among females in the higher age-groups. It also served as a platform to bring together former Women’s National Team players from the 1970s to the 2019 squads.
Current Women’s National Team Head Coach Melisa Ye was present to give out the prizes to the winners. She was joined by former National Team Captains Anna Leong (2001), Michele Lee (2003), Siti Fajariah Sofan (2004), Norsuria Damsuri (2005) and Izyani Noorghani (2018).
A special “Oldie but Goldie” award was also presented to Mdm Noraini Samin from the 4ever Young Legends team for her outstanding performance in the event. Mdm Noraini is no stranger to the women’s football scene, having started playing since the 1980s. Her teammates have also played in the very first Asian Women’s Championships in 1975 (now known as AFC Women’s Asian Cup), and the very first SEA Games for Women in 1985 where they won the silver medal.
Champions: Sing Tua
First runners-up: Indes & Friends
Second runners-up: Forgot to warm up
The “Pesta Sukan”, which was first introduced in 1964, was brought back this year as part of Singapore’s Bicentennial year. Referred to as the Festival of Sports, it aims to provide an opportunity for sportsmen and women to get together in camaraderie and goodwill, and to raise the standard of sports through friendly competition.