Press Releases ● Jan 11, 2016

Seminar Held For Players From National Teams



SINGAPORE, 11 JANUARY 2016: As part of its continuing efforts to develop the capabilities of its players and staff, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) today organised a day-long seminar for players from the National Teams at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Guest speakers discussed the Laws of the Game, nutrition and anti-doping subjects with the players to equip them with information to help them in their games.

“The session with the referee was very useful because he gave all of us a reminder of the rules we should remember on the pitch, to play intelligently and stay out of trouble during games,” said Geylang International FC’s Shahfiq Ghani of the talk by K. Visva Nathan, Head, Referees Department, FAS.

Goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud, on the other hand, found dietitian Derrick Ong’s session particularly illuminating.

“It was good of FAS to organise this seminar for us. I found the talk by the dietitian most beneficial. As professionals we have to take care of ourselves to play to our best standards, and what we eat is an integral part of that,” Izwan affirmed.

The final session of the day was delivered by anti-doping officer Gobi Nair.

“We are quite fortunate that in Singapore, doping is not really a problem we usually face because we all know the consequences of such acts. However, I’m happy that FAS included this portion of the seminar because it was good to hear from an expert about the topic – there have been cases of sportsmen around the world who accidentally took controlled substances through medication, for example, and this helped to remind us to be careful,” said Warriors FC defender Madhu Mohana.

‚ÄúI am very happy that we now have this National Team training day in place, and that all the clubs support it. Today’s seminar has given our players key information on how to improve and keep themselves in top condition for the year ahead. It is the first of many we are planning to organise this year for our players and technical staff, and builds on the knowledge-sharing sessions we had previously organised,‚Äù said Head Coach, National Teams Bernd Stange.