Grassroots ● Feb 18, 2016
Women’s Football Day 2016 Held At The Home Of Athletics
SINGAPORE, 28 FEBRUARY 2016: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) today organised the second annual Women’s Football Day, held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day at the Home of Athletics (formerly known as Kallang Practice Track). The event was graced by Guest of Honour (GOH) Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.
Similar to last year’s event, tournaments were held for 7-a-side, 5-a-side and Family 3s teams and various stations and booths were set up at the carnival-style event. This year, an Under-12 2-a-side Panna Challenge was introduced for the first time. Minister Grace Fu kicked off and witnessed the start of an exhibition match featuring the National Women’s ‘A’ Team, FAS Council, and the senior management of Sports Singapore and Active Singapore. The event also honoured some of our women’s football role models, such as ex-players who are now mothers, career women, coaches and administrators.
“We are pleased to be able to organise the Women’s Football Day for the second consecutive year. Through today’s event, we are able to reach out to more females. I hope that this will help to raise awareness for women’s football and the upcoming season,” said Ms Julie Teo, General Manager, Grassroots, Women’s Football and Volunteer Management, Football Association of Singapore.
Mr Lim Kia Tong, Vice President, Football Association of Singapore, added: “Women’s Football has been and will continue to be given substantial attention by world football governing body, FIFA. The gracing of the FAS’ Women’s Football Day for two consecutive years by Minister Grace Fu lends substantial weight to the importance of women playing the game.”
“FAS is indeed very privileged and very thankful to someone as warm and personable as Minister Fu for her unwavering support, which has helped the Women’s Football Day to grow in size and stature. This year’s turnout has increased to an excellent 550, a reflection of football’s popularity among females. FAS is particularly encouraged and we will continue to examine ways to nurture and strengthen its growth,” affirmed Mr Lim.
The event also signified the start of the 2016 Women’s Football season in Singapore. The 2016 season of the Women’s Premier League will kick off on Saturday 5 March with two matches. H-TWO-O Women’s Dream Team will face Warriors FC at Jalan Besar Stadium, while Middle Rangers FC will take on Tampines Rovers FC at Queenstown Stadium.
Champions: Team MRS
2nd: Audrey & Co
Champions: Wonder Girls
3rd: West J United
2nd: Arion Football Academy