FAS ● Nov 01, 2018
Young Lions Captain Taufiq shares footballing journey at Bedok Green Primary’s Career Seminar
SINGAPORE, 1 NOVEMBER 2018 – Putting aside his football boots on Monday morning, 29 October, Young Lions captain Taufiq Muqminin visited Bedok Green Primary School to share his experience as a professional footballer.
Taufiq was invited as part of the school’s career seminar, which was organised for this year’s graduating batch of Primary Six students. He was joined by Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Deputy Director, General Secretary’s Office, Gerard Christopher.
Gerard, an experienced sports administrator with over 15 years of experience, started the session by introducing the students to Singapore’s professional football scene, National Teams and the various career opportunities in football.
Taufiq then shared his footballing journey and experience, which started at 10, as well as the qualities needed to be a good footballer.
Having played professional football for close to four years now, the 22-year-old defender has faced several setbacks in his career and had a word of advice for the young aspiring footballers.
“In football, there are ups and downs too. Sometimes, injuries can affect your journey and things do not go your way. Learn to take it positively. When you fall, you get back up and you get up stronger because great things take time,” he said.
After the session, he remarked: “It’s an honour to be able to engage with students at that particular age and share with them my experience as a professional footballer. With this, the younger generations are (more) aware of football in Singapore. It’s good that the FAS is involved in such events for primary and secondary school students and I hope that FAS will take part in more of such events to educate and spread awareness of Singapore football. I feel that more of such events can also bring back the crowd.”
The FAS hopes that this career-sharing session will give young aspiring footballers good insight to being a professional footballer and hopes to reach out to more schools to create more awareness about the sport.