Time to have at least one woman on FAS Council

I am encouraged to see that the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has hired Ms Julie Teo to be the general manager of the FAS' grassroots and women's football department ("Revival under way for women's football scene"; last Monday).

As Ms Teo was previously the head of women's development in the Asian Football Confederation, her influence on women's participation would be greatly felt.

While this may be a step in the right direction, the FAS may want to consider having at least one woman on the FAS Council. At the moment, all 27 council members are men.

This would be a more reflective approach to show that FAS is committed to women's football, as one of the nine pillars of its strategic plan.

Ivan Goh Sian Lung

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2016, with the headline 'Time to have at least one woman on FAS Council'. Print Edition | Subscribe