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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pre-season media conference - Sengkang Punggol

The main men in the Dolphins administrative set-up (Pictured above L-R): Team manager Mr Bruce Tan, Assistant General Manager Mr Edwin Tan and Head Coach Aide Iskandar.

It's not very often clubs address issues pertaining their finances in their pre-season media conference, but Sengkang Punggol's assistant general manager Mr Edwin Tan buckled that trend by proclaimed the Dolphins hope to achieve the financial sustainability in "six months time".

The press-conference was held at the Hougang Stadium - the home ground of Sengkang Punggol.

While not going into much details, Mr Tan believes with the vision of a forward-looking club committee, that took over the running of the Hougang-based club during mid last year, Sengkang can achieve not only its financial ambitions and also that of improving their league standings.

Head coach Aide Iskandar in his address to the media outlines the target of the club.

"We're targetting a mid-table positioning." said the former Lions skipper.

"With hard work and the confidence we hope to achieve that, which is something I hope to do as a coach, after I had achieved so much as a player." he added.

While he'll be focusing on his coaching duties, Aide did not rule himself out for comeback as a player, should there's a need to do so.

Mr Bruce Tan (no relation to Edwin), who replaces Richard Wong as the team manager for the upcoming season, served as the Head of Technical (Football) of the club last year.


After the Q and A session, some of the players and management posed for this photo-shoot.
New signings of the club (L-R): Shahir Hamzah (recruited from Young Lions), Moussa Keita (Perseman Manakwari FC of Indonesia), Jordan Webb (Toronto Lynx FC of Canada), Fadhil Salim (Gombak United)

"Up and away" as Webb lifted the ball off the ground, which the club hopes to do so for the upcoming season.

Had a brief chat with Mr Edwin Tan on the club's community outreach program during the reception, he said the main priority is to see improvement in the team's performance on the field, before moving on to things such as community outreach, etc.

But at the end of the day, Mr Tan reiterated that they're in this line to promote the sport and the industry as a whole to help the development of the game in Singapore.

3 comments:

  1. So Sengkang is the only team to wear Diadora in S.League 2010?

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  2. Thanks Pohui for providing such valuable info regarding my beloved Dolphins which i can't find in mainstream media. I suppose that's the new home and away jersey for the Dolphins? It looks so much more professional than previous year's kits. I like the sky blue one, which reminds me of Marine castle's kit back in the days of 2000. :)

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  3. Hi guys,

    I believe this should be the jersey colours they are wearing, as pertaining to Jiing Yih's question, I think Sengkang should be the only club wearing Diadora

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