Pros and cons to SPL's U-23 ruling

Tampines Rovers' Zulfadhmi Suzliman (left) puts in a cross despite close attention from Home United's Shakir Hamzah during a Singapore Premier League match in September. Zulfadhmi credited the increased playing time afforded to him through the SPL's
Tampines Rovers' Zulfadhmi Suzliman (left) puts in a cross despite close attention from Home United's Shakir Hamzah during a Singapore Premier League match in September. Zulfadhmi credited the increased playing time afforded to him through the SPL's U-23 quota for helping him win the Goal of the Year award last month.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Average age of local teams lower but some say finding enough good youngsters is challenging

The renaming of the S-League to the Singapore Premier League (SPL) this year was more than just cosmetic.

For the first time since the inception of the Republic's professional football league in 1996, a major policy on youth development was rolled out for all local teams to adhere to.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Pros and cons to SPL's U-23 ruling'. Print Edition | Subscribe