Press Releases ● Sep 07, 2017

Desmond Ong Confirmed As New TRFC Chairman



SINGAPORE, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) today confirmed that Tampines Rovers Football Club (TRFC) Advisor Mr Desmond Choo has, in close consultation with the FAS, appointed Mr Desmond Ong as TRFC Chairman, effective from 30 August 2017.

Mr Ong is the Managing Partner of legal firm JLC Advisors LLP, and has over two decades of legal experience. He has been consistently named as a leading individual in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, in both the Dispute Resolution and Corporate categories ‚Äì one of the very few individuals to be cited in both sections.

Mr Choo, who is also Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, said: “I consulted closely with the FAS on this matter, and am pleased to welcome Desmond as the new TRFC Chairman. He is a highly qualified professional and is passionate about football, and I am confident that he will be able to lead Tampines Rovers very well.”

Added FAS Vice President Mr Edwin Tong: “The FAS is happy that the new Chairman of TRFC has been appointed. It is a demanding but rewarding responsibility, and an exciting time for Desmond to be involved as well, with the club’s recent return to Our Tampines Hub. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with him and the club.”

Mr Ong said: “I am humbled to be appointed the new Chairman of Tampines Rovers by Advisor Mr Desmond Choo. Tampines is one of Singapore football’s giants, and it is a heavy responsibility. I will work hand in hand with Mr Choo, the other members of the TRFC Committee and the FAS to ensure that the Club strives for football excellence as well as increased community participation.”

Supporting Mr Ong will be Vice Chairman Mr Lee Lung Nien, Honorary Secretary Mr Nicholas Hunter, Honorary Treasurer Mr Ian Lau, and two Committee Members Mr Nicholas Narayan and Mr Leong Wing Kong.