Valencia can help spur S'pore football

It has been reported that Leicester City's billionaire owners hope to use the Premier League winners to nurture young football talent, with the aim of Thailand qualifying for the World Cup within a decade ("Foxes set to spur Thais"; last Friday).

The club is already hosting 16 young Thai players, and there are plans to send more in the coming years.

Why has the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) not implemented this same plan, since we have our own Mr Peter Lim, who owns Spanish La Liga club Valencia?

With help from Mr Lim, the club could send a coach for the national team, as well as to conduct clinics for coaches and schools.

Some of our youngsters could be sent abroad during the school holidays as well.

Spanish clubs have dominated European league competitions for the past three years and their style suits us, with many here following it.

What is the FAS waiting for?

Albert Louis

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2016, with the headline 'Valencia can help spur S'pore football'. Print Edition | Subscribe