|Fans waiting patiently for their turn|
Prior to the start of the first autograph session, both players and backroom staff were individually introduced to the crowds before it was adjourned to the open training session that was concluded with a match between “Team A” and “Team B” with the former scored a 4-1 victory over the latter.
By then, eager fans were already formed along the stairways of the main stand for the second autograph session with new signings like Faris Ramli, Khairul Nizam, Irfan Fandi with skipper Juma'at Jantan at the first of the row on the limited edition posters that went on sale in conjunction with the event to mark the club's return to their spiritual home after a year of hiatus.
|Juma'at Jantan signing on the bag|
MAINTAIN THE CONSISTENCY
“Coupled the fact that we had made some good signings (at the close season) and we thought this is a good chance like this to allow the players to interact with the fans who also get an opportunity to own merchandise like the posters we are selling today which they could share with their friends or family about us and S.League on whole.
|"Please sign here, thanks"|
|Irfan Fandi pose with a fan|
Echoing the same sentiments was Daniel Lau, a long-time Home United supporter and local resident in Bishan.
“Now that they (Home United) are back at home in Bishan, I hope the club will double the intensity in reaching out to the residents here even though I thought they did a good job like the Chinese New Year's house-to-house visit in Yishun (where the Protectors were based last year).” said the undergraduate who caught his first S.League action at the Bishan Stadium when he was a primary school student.
GAUGE AGAINST THE THAIS
Following the interactive session, the team will embark a training tour on coming Monday (25th of January) to Thailand where they are scheduled for three matches which included an outing against Army United whom Singapore international Hassan Sunny is playing for.
|Coach Philippe Aw signs on the limited edition poster|
“Given the young and dynamic squad we have this season, I hope this trip will allow the team to gel together without any distraction to shape our team spirit.”
(P.S: All these snaps were taken using my mobile.)