Domestic Competitions ● Mar 03, 2018
S.League Footballers Support Water Conservation Cause
Players to help spread the message of making every drop count as part of Singapore World Water Day 2018
SINGAPORE, 3 MARCH 2018 – One of the most important habits of a football player is staying hydrated in order to perform at their best and recover as quickly as possible.
That is why the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has partnered with PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, to support Singapore World Water Day 2018.
The month-long celebrations kicked off on Saturday morning at Marina Barrage with guest-of-honour Madam President Halimah Yacob.
Six S.League players – Sirina Camara (Home United FC), Raihan Rahman (Balestier Khalsa FC), Shahul Rayyan (Albirex Niigata FC (S)), Firdaus Kasman (Warriors FC), Faizal Raffi (Tampines Rovers FC) and Ryan Syaffiq (Geylang International FC) (left to right in picture) – were also in attendance to help showcase the importance of water conservation.
“As footballers, water is a big part of our daily lives as we need to hydrate often before, during and after training and matches,” noted Eagles midfielder Ryan, who was also interviewed for a radio segment on Class 95 FM.
“The fields also need to be watered. By supporting this event, we can learn more about water conservation and at the same time, act as role models and pass on the message of making every drop count to our fans.”
Ryan noted that there are water conservation posters and mirror stickers in the changing areas of the S.League clubs to serve as reminders, while there are also shower timers to help the players keep track of their showering time.
Earlier in the morning, the players took part in a mass Walk for Water activity that started at Gardens by the Bay East and ended at the Barrage. There, they each took a pledge to save water before being invited on stage to impart their juggling skills to five members of the audience.
To round off the day’s activities, the audience members who took part were given autographed polo tee-shirts and tickets to the Great Eastern Community Shield clash between Albirex Niigata Singapore and Tampines Rovers on 31 March.
At the event, FAS Acting General Secretary, Yazeen Buhari, also received a token of appreciation from Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli,
FAS Acting General Secretary Yazeen Buhari (right) with Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli (left) (Photo credit: PUB)
To help drive home the importance of water conservation, a video featuring eight S.League players has also been produced.
For more information, visit www.singaporeworldwaterday.com!