FAS to revamp S-League with focus on youth

Up-and-coming players such as Adam Swandi, 21, are set to get more game time in future iterations of the S-League after the FAS' revelations of its plans for a revamp.
Up-and-coming players such as Adam Swandi, 21, are set to get more game time in future iterations of the S-League after the FAS' revelations of its plans for a revamp.THE NEW PAPER FILE PHOTO

A strong focus on youth is among the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) key plans to revive the struggling S-League.

FAS deputy president Bernard Tan said this yesterday after a meeting with the clubs' chairmen.

The most significant change is that each of the six local clubs (Balestier, Geylang, Home, Hougang, Tampines and Warriors) should have at least six players under the age of 23 in their squads, of which at least three must be fielded in their S-League starting line-ups.

The foreign import quota has been cut from three to two.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2017, with the headline 'FAS to revamp S-League with focus on youth'. Print Edition | Subscribe