Replies to Media ● Feb 21, 2017

FAS’ Reply To Media Query Regarding Rule Change In Primary Schools Football Championships


“The intent of the kick-in rule is to encourage short passes, enable the team to maintain possession of the ball, and build up play, especially for children aged 9-13. The rules of the tournament were amended with reference to the Football Association of Singapore Grassroots Manual and in consultation with us.

“The misapplication of the new rules has been brought to our attention. We are working with the Ministry of Education, and hope to be able to resolve this issue soon.”


– Mohamed Basir Ellaya Kutty, Head of Coach Education, Junior Centres of Excellence, Club Academies and Schools Football Academy