U-20 touch footballers ready for tough test

The women's Under-20 touch football team will represent Singapore at this week's Youth Touch World Cup in Malaysia.
The women's Under-20 touch football team will represent Singapore at this week's Youth Touch World Cup in Malaysia.PHOTO: TOUCH SINGAPORE

Three matches a day for three consecutive days. The Singapore women's Under-20 touch football team will face a test unlike any other they have experienced at this week's Youth Touch World Cup.

The squad of 16 will face New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and are aiming for a top-three finish at the Aug 8-11 tournament in Malaysia, which is returning after a 13-year hiatus. Team manager Darren Whitbourne said that while the schedule is unusual - teams usually play at most two games a day with more rest days - they are prepared for the gruelling assignment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'U-20 touch footballers ready for tough test'. Print Edition | Subscribe