SINGAPORE - Singapore will be participating in the inaugural Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-15 Girls' Championship from May 8-20 in Vientiane, Laos.
The Republic has been drawn in Group B, alongside the Philippines, Cambodia, Timor Leste and Indonesia.
Group A will feature the likes of Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The semi-finals will be held on May 18, with the third-place playoff and final on May 20.
Yeong Sheau Shyan, the team's coach, said: "We are fielding a very young team in this tournament, with an average age of 13.22 years, because we are looking ahead to the qualifiers of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Under-16 Championships 2019 which will be held in 2018."
The AFF U-15 Girls' Championship will take the place of the annual AFC U-14 Girls' Regional Championship. Held biennially, this tournament is meant to develop players for the AFC U-16 Qualifiers, and eventually the AFC U-16 Championship.
"Giving our young players exposure at the international level is important for their development. The girls have been preparing well, and we are looking forward to the tournament," said Yeong.