Grassroots ● Aug 16, 2023

FAS resumes Girls Cubs Programme next month




FAS Girls Cub programme, 2019.


SINGAPORE, 16 AUGUST 2023 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is set to resume the FAS Girls Cubs Programme this September for girls between the ages of eight to 12.


First established in 2015 as an extension of the Cubs programme, the grassroots football development programme is aimed to promote football and increase participation among girls in the aforementioned age groups in the sport through play. The first all-girls training centre for the programme at Queensway Secondary School opened in 2015 before expanding to schools in other areas, i.e. Meridian Secondary School and Bowen Secondary School.


The programme had to be put on hold temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, affecting its regular operations. Now, as things resume, participants can expect a few changes – notably, there’s no charge for joining this year’s edition and all training sessions will happen at the central venue of Jalan Besar Stadium every Sunday morning, starting from 10th September 2023, from 9 am to 11 am.


Participants will be taught basic tactical and technical capabilities such as dribbling, passing, 1v1, and 2v2 drills, in a safe, enjoyable environment. This installment of the FAS Girl Cubs programme will serve as a lead-up towards the FAS U12 Girls Festival which will happen on 10th November.


FAS Girls Cub programme, 2019.


FAS Technical Director Michael Browne said: “The establishment of girls’ groups at the National Development Centre and Junior Development Centre has been an extremely positive development and we are looking to build on that in the coming months. This new initiative will not only provide girls with the opportunity to play football on a regular basis in a controlled and enjoyable environment but also help with one of our key FAS objectives in relation to increasing participation rates among local girls.”


Dates Day Time Venue
10th, 17th, 24th September Sunday 9am-11am Jalan Besar Stadium
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th October



The event will run until 29th October. Parents can sign their child up for the programme via the Google Form here. Registration closes on Friday, 1st September 2023. For further updates, parents can check out FAS’s social media pages, or send their enquiries to [email protected].


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