Press Releases ● Apr 03, 2015

New Cubs Grassroots Football Programme To Have Soft Launch This Sunday


SINGAPORE, 3 APRIL 2015: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is pleased to announce that it will be kicking off a pilot grassroots football programme this Sunday (5 April 2015) at Sembawang Primary School. The soft launch of the new Cubs Programme will initially be limited to 48 students of the school, with plans to eventually open it up to students from the area.

First announced at the 2014 FAS Annual General Meeting, the project has been spearheaded by Vice President Bernard Tan. It is part of an ongoing effort to expand the talent pool for Singapore football, as the programme will reach out to boys and girls aged 7-12 who wish to play football but have not previously had the opportunity to.

“After a lot of hard work by our staff, we are happy to have the soft launch for our new Cubs Programme which will encourage more children to increase their participation in football,” said Mr Bernard Tan.

“It has been a labour of love for all of us, and this Sunday is a small but important step as we look ahead to the future where many more boys and girls will play football.”

Ms Julie Teo, the FAS’ General Manager for Grassroots and Women’s Football added: “We are starting small with one school for this pilot stage of the project, but aim to reach children at six centres by the end of this year.

“The beauty of the Cubs Programme is that it will not only teach football skills, but also build the children’s character by emphasising the importance of non-discrimination, teamwork and fair play.”

Following the first pilot centre’s soft launch this Sunday at Sembawang Primary School, Queensway Secondary School will begin hosting an all-girls’ centre from Sunday 19 April 2015. This centre will be open to girls from all the neighbouring primary schools in the area. Both centres will be hosting the Cubs Programme every Sunday from their respective commencement dates.

More information about the location of the other centres will be released at a later date.