Plans for new Sailors facility: 6 pitches among SPL club's centre

Six pitches, clubhouse and viewing gallery among the amenities in SPL club's centre

Lion City Sailors Football Academy director Luka Lalic casting a watchful eye on a training session with young players. The club planned to invest over $10 million in a new facility to groom more home-grown talent. PHOTO: LCS FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Lion City Sailors Football Academy director Luka Lalic casting a watchful eye on a training session with young players. The club planned to invest over $10 million in a new facility to groom more home-grown talent. PHOTO: LCS FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Budding young footballers from the ages of six to 18 at the Lion City Sailors Football Academy will have a new multi-million dollar home soon, with Singapore's first privatised club planning to build its own training facility by 2022.

Touted as the first fully functional training centre here, the venue is expected to hold six artificial turf pitches - two 11-a-side, one nine-a-side, two seven-a-side, and a five-a-side - which will come up to 17,000 sq m.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2020, with the headline 'Plans for new Sailors facility'. Subscribe