For The Record...
"In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore, Zainudin (Nordin, FAS President) reiterated that the S-league will not become a "poorer cousin" once the LionsXII start their Malaysia Cup campaign."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

[Event] : North Queensland Fury vs Tampines Rovers at JBS on 31st May 2009 (edited)

(P.S: Below is a press release by Strategic Public Relations Group Singapore, a renowned public relations consultancy who are coordinating the above-mentioned event )

Australian team brings Robbie Fowler back to Singapore!

New A-League Franchise North Queensland Fury to play Singapore at Jalan Besar Stadium on 31 May 2009

Singapore, 14 May 2009 - Australia’s newest team in their domestic A-League, The North Queensland Fury, is set to play the Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium come the end of May. The Townsville based club are making their debut in the A-League this year and are embarking on a tour of Sabah and Singapore in preparation for their debut season. The club coached by former Glasgow Rangers and Scotland player, Ian Ferguson counts among its players former Liverpool goal scorer Robbie Fowler.

Robbie Fowler was part of the Liverpool team that last visited Singapore in 2001. He is also the only overseas Marquee player in the Australian A-League for the upcoming season, which has seen the likes of Romario, Dwight Yorke and Juninho show their skills in previous years.

The match, organized by local sports marketing company The Red Card Pte Ltd is headed by former Singapore football international R. Sasikumar. Sasikumar sees this as a great opportunity for all football fans to experience high quality football outside of the English Premier League and commented, “To have a quality player such as Robbie Fowler with a competitive team such as the North Queensland Fury on home turf is good for both Singapore Football, and all football fans. We at Red Card have organized fringe events that will add to the excitement of the game, and contribute the overall passion for the game of football.”

It would be a definite treat for Singaporean Liverpool Fans and Football fans in general to see the North Queensland Fury in action in their first ever overseas tour to South East Asia.

Coach Ian Ferguson added, “The upcoming game against the Rovers will definitely warm the boys up for our 09-10 league back home. The boys are ready and we are looking forward to an exciting match against Singapore. Fans will surely not be disappointed.”

Click for better view of the details (courtesy of "RedCard")

The North Queensland Fury will be conducting a clinic for school children (poster above) upon their arrival in Singapore. Conducted by the coaching staff and the players, it will commence on 30th May and held at the Hougang Stadium. A special appearance would be made by legendary ex-Singapore international Fandi Ahmad at the clinic.

In addition, a gala dinner will be hosted on the same night for members of the Australian and British expatriate community together with local businesses. Limited spaces are still available to the public wishing to be part of this exclusive event.

Another key highlight is a charity curtain raiser that will be played before the main event which will see the legendary Singapore ‘Dream Team’ of the 90s make a return on the pitch after 14 years. The team will also feature prolific goal scorer Abbas Saad who will make his appearance after a decade away from the football scene, who will once again team up with former captain Fandi Ahmad and midfield dynamo Malek Awab. They will go up against a local Celebrity team including singer-rapper Sheikh Haikel and radio Deejays Glenn Ong and Rod Monterio. The adopted charity for the “Dream Team” is the CARE United program which is S-League’s unique charity and community programme, designed to enrich the lives of the less fortunate through football. The programme is seeks to benefit three key areas, namely less fortunate children with a love for football, the elderly who are active at heart and the Development of Women’s Football in Singapore.

Ticketing Details
Tickets for the match are priced at SGD25 for Grandstand seats, SGD15 for Gallery and SGD5 for children below 12yrs and will be available for sale at Jalan Besar Stadium from 18th May onwards, as well as on match day itself. Online ticketing also available at from 15th May onwards. For enquiries on VIP hospitality, gala dinner and ticketing, please email or call (+65) 6304 3167.


  1. A chance to rub shoulder with the legends and continue my "mission [im]possible"

  2. hey guys,

    lets all go catch New A-League Franchise North Queensland Fury (with man of the match Robbie Fowler) play Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium on 31 May 2009!

    Tickets for the match are priced at

    1. SGD25 for Grandstand seats
    2. SGD15 for Gallery
    3. SGD5 for children below 12yrs

    and will be available for sale at Jalan Besar Stadium from 18th May onwards, as well as on match day itself.

    Online ticketing also available from from 15th May onwards.

  3. Come on Queenslanders,
    Lets go see our own North Queensland Fury play Tampines Rovers 31st May

  4. In order to attract fans,it is vital to spread the news.

    Yeah hope the attendance for this game will be good even though the ticket price is a bit unrealistic!

  5. Hi "Donar"...

    I agree with you that to bring in the fans it's important spread the word around.

    Unfortunately, just a feeling that I seems to have feeling that this friendly is hardly mentioned in "mainstream" media.

    I hope the the pricing of the admission charges would not deter fans to turn out and hope the "Fowler", "Dream Team Trio" will be pivotal in doing the trick


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