Press Releases ● Jun 20, 2014
Release Of Starhub League Cup 2014 Groupings
SINGAPORE, 20 JUNE 2014: Singapore football fans can look forward to two weeks of non-stop pulsating action next month with the return of the StarHub League Cup (7 – 25 July 2014). This year’s tournament, which will be the eighth edition, will also mark a new milestone. For the first time, the National Football League (NFL) will be represented in the annual competition by its two top clubs, Police Sports Association (Police SA) and Singapore Recreation Club (SRC).
Last year’s StarHub League Cup featured one team from the NFL, Admiralty FC, who won a play-off competition. This year’s NFL representatives earned their spots by finishing as the top two clubs in last season‚Äôs NFL Division One competition.
It is hoped that this invitation to the top NFL clubs each year will further spur the NFL clubs to compete for top honours in the NFL. Like all cup competitions, there is always the possibility of an upset which will further add excitement to the competition.
Indeed, the StarHub League Cup has a proud history of thrills and surprises, with six different winners in its seven-year history. The two developmental teams in the S.League, Courts Young Lions and Harimau Muda B, will sit out this year’s tournament.
“I would like to thank StarHub for their great support of Singapore football and the S.League. This year we are delighted to further extend the participation of NFL clubs in the StarHub League Cup; I believe they will add even more excitement to the competition. Like in every season, this is the first piece of silverware up for grabs for the S.League clubs, so all the clubs will be going all out to win it too,” said Mr Lim Chin, Chief Executive Officer, S.League.
“We are proud to support our partner FAS with our sponsorship of the StarHub League Cup for another year. The tournament is known for being a thrilling showcase of entertaining football and we are confident that this year’s edition will be no different. We are also happy to see the continued participation of the NFL clubs, which reinforces the Cup’s strong ties to the community and the fans. We look forward to an exciting competition and wish all the clubs every success in their pursuit of glory,” said Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Marketing Officer, Starhub.
Details of the fixtures will be released in due course.
Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Tanjong Pagar United FC
Police Sports Association
Tampines Rovers FC
Geylang International FC
Home United FC
Woodlands Wellington FC
Singapore Recreation Club
Balestier Khalsa FC
Hougang United FC
Brunei DPMM FC