Football: FAS holding 3 festivals to promote the sport to girls below the age of 12

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will promote football to girls below the age of 12.
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will promote football to girls below the age of 12. PHOTO: FAS

SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is looking to recruit girl footballers below the age of 12.

Three Girls' Cubs Festivals will be held this month, which will allow the budding Carli Lloyds to get a taste of the sport.

The festivals aim to promote football to more girls and encourage them to join the three existing FAS all-girls' Cubs Centres at the schools listed below to train and play football regularly.

The festivals will be held at:

- Hong Kah Secondary School (Jan 16, 9.30am to 11.30am)

- Bowen Secondary School (Jan 17, 8am to 9.30am)

- Queensway Secondary School (Jan 24, 8am to 9.30am)

Said Julie Teo, general manager for Grassroots and Women's Football: "The festivals aim to promote football to more girls and encourage them to join the three existing FAS all-girls' Cubs Centres.

"The Cubs Programme gives children the opportunity to establish unique life skills, pick up the habit of leading a healthy lifestyle and learn positive character-building values such as good discipline, respect, tolerance and teamwork ... so we hope to attract as many participants as possible from the primary schools around each of these three Cubs Centres", she added.

The festivals will be open to all girls aged 12 and below, and will feature game stations with drills taken from the FAS Grassroots Manual as well as small-sided matches.

Admission to the festivals is free.

Participants are required to come dressed in sports attire or football jerseys, coupled with proper running shoes or football boots.

Members of the public who are interested in getting their family members to join in the fun may register 30 minutes before the start of each session, or write to GrassrootsFootball@fas.org.sg to book a spot.

vankang@sph.com.sg