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Saturday, March 16, 2013

[Feature] The Launch of CFCSS SG by Chelsea FC in Singapore

(This entry is formulated based on the press release issued by the event's PR agency, Full Circle Public Relations with pictures depicted in it being credited to Chelsea FC)

Coach Kane Cowburn (white top) from Chelsea FC Foundation leads the session

English Premiership powerhouses Chelsea Football Club is the latest global name set to make its mark on Singapore football landscape through its new joint initiative with starCom Management Pte Ltd to launch the Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore (CFCSS SG).

The launch ceremony that was held at Premier Pitch at Turf City, was graced by the presence of Mr Adrian New, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Chelsea Football Club who was accompanied by Mr Ian Woodroffe who serves as the Blues' International Development Manager.

“We are extremely pleased to launch the Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore. It is the club’s mission to help the development of Asia football and the Chelsea FC Soccer Schools is our first step towards achieving that goal.” said Mr New in the media release that was made known after the event.

He added:“We are also honoured to have coaches from our Chelsea FC Foundation here in Singapore to show the students the Chelsea way and we can expect more of such cooperation between Chelsea FC Foundation and the schools. This is a clear demonstration of the club’s philosophy of ‘Here to Play, Here to Stay’,”

Coach Andrew Ottley (in white top) showcasing the trainees some drills
According to the same release, the school will be oversee by Mr Muhammad Faizal Bin Saaudi, the General Manager of CFCSS SG alongside with six local coaches whom have qualified for the positions after being evaluated by the Chelsea FC Foundation earlier this year.

“I am proud to be a part of Chelsea FC Soccer Singapore. Their professionalism and approach to teaching the next generation is exceptional and students at the School can be assured that what they learn here in Singapore is no different from what is taught in England.” said Mr Faizal who shares his thoughts on being tasked to run the new operations and giving some insights of what to be expected.

To celebrate the launch of CFCSS SG this morning, the National Futsal team from the Singapore Disability Sports Council; students from Bedok South Secondary School, Temasek Secondary School, ITE College East Girls’ Team and members of Chelsea FC Supporters Club also experienced first-hand, a training session with the Chelsea FC Foundation coaches and coaches from CFCSS SG.

The trainees will receive the same training like their peers in England

The school will begin its first term on April 6 till 30 June with classes held every Saturday for two age groups, 6 – 9 year olds and 10 – 12 year olds. The CFCSSS will look to set up another site in addition to the existing site at Turf City in the second half of the year.

Classes will also be available for youth aged 13 – 17 in the future. Rates for the school start from S$140 per month or $400 per term. There is a one-time joining fee of $60 and all participants will receive a full CFCSS SG kit. Please email enquiries@chelseafcsssg.com or call 6440 5503 for more information.

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