Football: Singapore Premier League players need to be fitter next year

New set of fitness standards awaits and pass mark for shuttle-run test has been raised

Singapore Premier League (SPL) players will be required to go through a new battery of fitness tests throughout the 2019 season, as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) looks to raise standards.

The tests, introduced after consultation with the Singapore Sports Institute, will measure physical attributes like power, speed, agility and muscular endurance and will be conducted in pre-season, mid-season and at the end of the season.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline 'SPL players need to be fitter next year'. Print Edition | Subscribe