Grassroots ● May 10, 2018

Wide Range of Activities Lined Up For AFC Grassroots Football Day 2018


SINGAPORE, 10 MAY 2018: The annual Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroots Football Day will be celebrated in Singapore from 11 – 20 May 2018.  Apart from the FIFA “Live Your Goals” (LYG) Festival, clubs playing their Singapore Premier League (SPL) matches that weekend will also be organising pre-match activities to engage with the grassroots.


The quarterly FIFA LYG Festival will be held at Queensway Secondary and Bowen Secondary, on 12 and 13 May 2018 respectively. The festivals, which feature small-sided games for girls aged six to 15, are free-of-charge and open to public. Interested participants may register on-site or write in to [email protected]. Participants should come in sports attire and football boots or running/turf shoes.


Other activities planned include a five-a-side mini-tournament for boys aged 10 and 11 years old from East Zone Centres of Excellence at Parkview Primary School on 11 May, and a football festival at Serangoon Stadium which comprises Mixed Under-8s, Under-10, and Under-12 categories on 12 May. A Football Association of Singapore Grassroots Coaching Course will also be conducted from 5 – 6 and 12 – 13 May to expand the base of grassroots football coaches.


Pre-match activities at Singapore Premier League matches


Hougang United FC vs Geylang International FC (Saturday, 12 May 2018)

A curtain raiser match between Hougang CSC and Dads for Life will kick off at 3.00pm, to officially commemorate the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hougang United FC and Centre for Fathering. The teams for the friendly match will comprise fathers and their children.


Balestier Khalsa FC vs Brunei DPMM FC (Sunday, 13 May 2018)

A curtain raiser match between the Balestier Khalsa FC Under-16 team and a Combined Schools Under-17 team will serve as a prelude to the SPL match. The match kicks off at 2.30pm.


Warriors FC vs Albirex Niigata FC (S) (Sunday, 13 May 2018)

In conjunction with Mothers’ Day, Warriors FC will be organising a kick-about session with the children from their Kidz Warriors programme. Parents are encouraged to participate to underscore the importance of their support in their children’s pursuit of the sport.

AFC Grassroots Football Day is celebrated across Asia annually on 15 May, with a record-breaking 40 Member Associations (MAs) participating in 2017 and more than 90,000 people of all ages, abilities and gender participating in the activities planned by the MAs. The year 2017 was the fifth straight year that the AFC has seen a year-on-year increase in participation since the initiative was debuted in 2013.

FIFA “Live Your Goals” Centre Festivals

Date Time Venue
12 May 2018
3.00pm – 4.30pm Queensway Secondary School
13 May 2018
8.00am – 9.30am Bowen Secondary School


Weekly “Live Your Goals” Sessions*

Venue Day Time
Queensway Secondary School Saturdays 3.00 – 4.30pm
Bowen Secondary School Sundays 8.00 – 9.30am

* Players who are interested in joining the weekly “Live Your Goals” sessions can register at the “Live Your Goals” Festivals


Singapore Premier League Pre-Match Activities

Date Time Activity Venue
12 May 2018


3.00pm Hougang CSC vs Dads for Life Hougang Stadium
13 May 2018


2.30pm Balestier Khalsa FC U16 vs Combined Schools U17 Match Toa Payoh Stadium
3.30pm Kick-about session with Kidz Warriors Choa Chu Kang Stadium