Press Releases ● Nov 21, 2016

FAS Concludes Inaugural Under-14 Girls’ League



SINGAPORE, 21 NOVEMBER 2016: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is pleased to announce that the inaugural FAS Under-14 Girls‚Äô League, which a total of eight teams participated in, came to a successful conclusion on 21 November 2016.

Of the eight participating teams, seven were from secondary schools – Bowen Secondary School, Greenview Secondary School, Hong Kah Secondary School, Methodist Girls’ Secondary School, Woodlands Secondary School, Queensway Secondary School and Tampines Secondary School – with the final team being an FAS Under-13 developmental squad.

This League was formed to provide an opportunity for schools to develop young and aspiring female football players by giving them the chance to explore an interest in the sport and to realise their potential.

General Manager of Grassroots and Women‚Äôs Football Julie Teo expressed delight in kick-starting the inaugural U14 Girls League: ‚ÄúOrganising this league has allowed girls to hone their football skills and to have fun playing the sport through friendly matches with their counterparts. Through this platform, we hope to reach out to more secondary schools to explore the possibility of them fielding girls’ teams to take part in the Singapore Schools Sports Council/FAS ‚ÄòC‚Äô and ‚ÄòB‚Äô Division championships in future. We are also pleased to highlight that this event is fully supported by the FIFA Women‚Äôs Football Development Programme.

Participants took part in 11-a-side matches that were held across various schools over the course of two weeks at 3.00pm and 4.30pm each day. Results were not recorded for all the matches played, as the emphasis was on engaging players in a fun and non-competitive manner instead.

Mr Dennis Auyang, Teacher-in-charge of Methodist Girls School Girls’ Team, said: “This league has been an eye-opener for our girls who wish to explore their footballing potential. Not only can I see that they have learnt a lot – tactically and mentally – from playing against the other teams, it is also obvious that this has allowed them to grow and bond as a team.”

Mr Leet Tagore, Teacher-in-charge of Queensway Secondary School Girls Football Team, echoed similar sentiments as he stated: ‚ÄúI am happy that girls’ and women’s football is gaining popularity over the past two years and this is mainly due to the hard work and efforts of the FAS. The FAS has certainly done a lot to promote football in many areas, including girls’ and women’s football. Congratulations to Julie and her team on the successful conclusion of the inaugural Under-14 girls’ league which will certainly strengthen the development of the participating teams! More importantly, football is a key sport which promotes bonding not only among the teammates but also between the players and their parents. We look forward to participating in more events next year.‚Äù