Football: FAS to launch third all-girls training centre at Hong Kah Secondary School

More than 40 girls took part in FAS' first all-girls training centre at Queensway Secondary on April 19.
More than 40 girls took part in FAS' first all-girls training centre at Queensway Secondary on April 19. PHOTO: FAS

SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will launch its third all-girls' training centre on Sept 19 at Hong Kah Secondary School.

Weekly sessions will be held on subsequent Saturday mornings from 9.15am to 10.45am and are open to girls from neighbouring primary schools in Jurong West interested to learn or play football regularly.

Besides learning how to pass, dribble and kick the ball, participants will also play a variety of ball games.

It costs $50 to sign up for the first month. The fees include insurance and a set of football attire (jersey, shorts and socks). Subsequently, the monthly fee is $24.

The first all-girls centre was established at Queensway Secondary School in April, followed by the second at Bowen Secondary School last month.

These are part of the FAS' Cubs programme, a grassroots development project to get more children to learn to play football. It targets children aged seven to 12.

An FAS survey of primary school pupils done last year that found that nearly one in two children want to play football. But only 5.9 per cent of boys and 1.6 per cent of girls actually do.

Email GrassrootsFootball@fas.org.sg to register or sign up onsite before 9.15am on Sept 19.

jonwong@sph.com.sg