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[Event] SSA / ASIA NOW FIRST INDOOR JUNIOR LEAGUE

FAS Vice-President Mr Lim Kia Tong (second from right) and Mr Simon Littlewood (third from left), President of Asia Now, the title sponsor of the AsiaNow Junior Indoor League officially launched the league at The Cage. Singapore Soccer Academy, an affiliated soccer academy with the FAS, had launched new tournament for the kids below the age of 12 - "SSA / ASIA NOW FIRST INDOOR JUNIOR LEAGUE". The objective of the tournament is to help Develop the child’s technical and tactical abilities. Give the child as many touches on the ball to improve his thinking capacity in solving problems on the field. To create a winning mentality. To provide the child a fun learning environment . Foster bonding between parent and child. Promote a healthy life long sporting habit. Promote racial harmony by creating opportunities for interaction among the diverse range of participants and their parents . Sponsored by " ASIA NOW ", a management consultancy which specializes in

"Thanks for your support, even though you're the ONLY ONE, it means a lot to us..."

This is an article contributed by 17-year old student Daniel Lau, who himself is a passionate local football supporter, who was once featured on the newspaper for his undying support to the local football. A familiar figure at the airport whenever the any of the national teams depart or return from their overseas assignment. Below, Daniel detailed with write-up and pictures, as he shares with us the moments before the YOG football depart for their training tour in London yesterday. BON VOYAGE, BOYS!! Daniel Lau Was there at Changi Airport Terminal 3 today to send the YOG Football Team off to London. It was kind of a pleasant surprise as when I reached there looking at the boys for the first time in person, many of them recognized me due to my constant communication with them on Facebook. Team gathering at T3. I attracted many curious stares from family members as they saw me donned in the red Lions' Jersey and being the only fan there. Some of them even w

Sengkang's woes continue...

SHORT SCRIBE OF THE GAME Just back from Hougang Stadium and saw Sengkang Punggol crushed out of the Singapore Cup by Albirex Niigata (S). 1-0 was the scoreline and Ryuta Hayashi scored the only goal in the 50th minute and Shahir Hamzah, again, was sent off by referee Sukhbir Singh in the 81st minute. While Sengkang thought they had levelled the game later through a Duncan Elias's spot-kick but only to be ordered to be re-taken due to some infringement, second time was proved to be disastrous with the penalty being saved by 'keeper Koto Kobayashi. SOME PICTURES FROM THE GAME (Picture above) Nor Azli Yusoff (3) shown the skipper courage to foil an early Albirex's attack. Sengkang's defender Sim Li Ming raised his leg in an aerial duel with Takaya Sugasawa. Things would have turned out differently if Mamadou Diallo had this attempt went through the posts and not hit one of them. Canadian striker Ryan Fante's spectacular leap in the air, but the finishing pro

They came and they conquered - South Melbourne announced their arrival in style in the Singapore Cup

SHORT SCRIBE OF THE GAME The initial fear of the weather and the artificial surface were proved unfounded, as VPL side South Melbourne crossed their first hurdle of their Singapore Cup debut by beating Gombak United 2-1 at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Being the more composed of the two, the semi-professional outfit from the state of Victoria impressed the crowd with some neat tidy football over the largely ineffective one-dimensional game dished out by the Bulls. PICTURES FROM THE GAME (Pictured above) Gombak was skippered by former international Bah Mamadou (left, number 6), as Jaslee Hatta was suspended for this tie due to suspension carried over from last year, while his counterpart RamazanTavsancioglu looks at the sky wondering if the weather would be cooler. Abdul Malik was the referee of the match conducting the coin-toss. Horror struck the Bulls as a defensive lapse in the 12th minute allowed the Melburnians to take the lead through midfielder Daniel Vasilevski. Striker F

Spotlight on South Melbourne

Picture of logo sourced from Wikipedia Before they take on Gombak United tomorrow at Jalan Besar Stadium. Here's insight of the team hailed from Down Under, Victorian Premier League powerhouses - South Melbourne Football Club . Many thanks to Paul Mavroudis, the blogger behind " South of the Border - a South Melbourne FC - Hellas - Lakers - Pirates blog " - a fans' blog of the club, for this contribution. SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB Paul Mavroudis When I started writing this, I wanted to give a friendly overview of the club - where it came from, where it is, and where it might be going - but I then realised the readers of this wonderful blog could just as easily look that stuff up on wikipedia, the South Melbourne FC article in particular which I actually wrote the majority of in its current state. So, you want to know a little about South in the here and now, and what kind of team will be taking the field. South is, at present, a semi-pro club,

[Feature]COCA-COLA KICKS! SOCCER CLINIC INSPIRES LOCAL STUDENTS

(The content of this entry is obtained via the transcript provided by Fulford Public Relations - the PR agency of Coca-Cola Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Coca-Cola.) Students’ Care Service receives $12,000 Coca-Cola Founder’s Day donation A group photo at the end of the day SINGAPORE, 22 May 2010: Today over 60 youths from the Students’ Care Service (SCS) were put through their paces and treated to special awards and lunch at West Coast Park to celebrate Coca-Cola’s 124th Founder’s day. Focusing on the Students' Care Service's core values of Respect, Endurance and Discipline for the youths sports programme, the Coca-Cola Kicks! Soccer Clinic was led by coaches and professional players from Home United Football Club (HUFC). SCS staff and Coca-Cola employees were also on hand to join in the fun and mentoring, emphasising the importance of life skills on and off the pitch. Following an intensive morning training sess

[Feature + Event] Nike Cup Singapore 2010 [edited]

(The content of this entry is obtained via the transcript provided by Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images and videoclip depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike.) Launched at the newly introduced Nike Players Lounge in Nike Wisma, the tournament celebrates the global diversity of football and inspires local youths to Write Their Future The theme of the tournament - "Write The Future" SINGAPORE (21 May, 2010) – In an effort to celebrate the global diversity of football this summer, Nike Singapore launched the Nike Cup Singapore 2010 to inspire youths to compete and be crowned city champions. Calling upon aspiring athletes aged 14 to 19 years old, Nike Cup Singapore is a fast paced five-on-five football tournament set against the urban backdrop of the Lion City, which will see more than 3,000 young footballers battle it out for a chance to experience a 5-day, all-expense paid football trai

Shocking disbelief at CCK [edited]

No... I'm not talking about the result . Rather, the picture below should tell you the whole story. Some undesirable "lobang" (patches) were found near the center-circle of the field!! Meanwhile some thoughts were gathered from the blog facebook group on the unsightly appearance of the CCK surface. Amazing for such a prestigious facility to be left in such bad condition. Looks like some worm has infested the pitch. It has been like that for at least the last three matches there if not more. Absolute disgrace for a champion (SAFFC) team's home pitch! Problem here is that there are few true 'groundskeepers' here in SG that know how to care for grounds (as opposed to just dumping soil on top). Bad weather = waterlogged pitch=closed pitch in most cases in top pro leagues...if anyone was really serious! Indeed, playing surface as what we saw last night at CCK was unacceptable as what the official match reported had suggested. If both teams w

Behind the scene - thru the eye of my Canon 50D

Like I mentioned before, it's a matter of time I got hold a DSLR camera , and eventually I did. I wasted no time at all to try out my new " Canon 50D " on the same evening after I got hold of it on the same day itself, where else but at the stadium I decided to trial out my new toy. Below are some of the pictures I snapped along the way at the Balestier-Geylang match at the Toa Payoh Stadium. These are pictures I think are not often seen else where and thought it's kind of interesting to share with you guys. PICTURES OF THE DAY... "Sound check 1-2-3", "Testing 1-2-3" as the sound check on the audio equipments are done before the start of the game by this volunteer here. The match commissioner Mr Hanizam Aris (pictured above) ensured the team lineups and other relevant details are in order before the match. As always, 'keepers are the ones to come out first to starting the warming-up and here's Balestier's Ahmadulhaq Che Omar pos

[Feature] Save the EARTH by owning a piece of Nike World Cup Jersey...

(The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike .) The South Koreans are ready to spearhead the Asian challenge in their World Cup quest Nike is pleased to announce the launch of the sale of HOME team jersey to be worn by the national teams that are being outfitted by them during the World Cup at SGD99 . The Serbian national team is one of the nine World Cup teams outfitted by Nike As mentioned in the earlier blog entry of these jerseys , the fabric used in fabricating them are made from 100 percent recycled polyester, diverting 13 million plastic bottles from landfills . So consumers purchasing these jerseys shall be pleased to note that while wearing them when rooting for their favourite teams during the game's greatest show, they are also in a way or another help to save the planet. The following 10 national team jerseys to be featured in World Cup, are now on sale in Singapore:- Brazil The Netherlands Portugal USA South Korea Australia New Zeal