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|The programme was launched today at ITE College Central|
Since then, the program saw a number of its alumni turning out for various S.League clubs' senior or its Prime League sides in ensuring new prospects to be churned out in years to come.
With the project into its third edition this year, the organizers decided to add a twist into its existing programs by educating the players the importance of giving back to the community through a series of football clinics for the underprivileged children who are keen to take up this sport.
|Fandi (wearing white cap) introduces the new outreach program|
Every quarter, 30 children from Beyond Social Services will be selected based on discipline, conduct, and academic merits amongst other stringent criteria to partake in the program (every Sunday) for a period of three months.
Children with exceptional talent and nifty footwork will be singled out by Fandi to either join the H-TWO-O Ultimate Dream Team, or be fully-sponsored to train in the Fandi Ahmad Academy (FAA) if their ages do not qualify them for the Dream Team, according to the media release that detailed the programs.
|Ms Ngiam (middle) addressing the audience at the launch|
“We hope this program will not only benefit the youth to develop the valuable football skills, but also learn the invaluable character building and sportsmanship lessons needed to be successful off the field and hope this free coaching clinic will provide a network of positive role models and mentors for athletes to develop their passion for football.” she added.
|Dr Ang addressing the audience at the launch|
“The bigger success of this scheme is seeing them returning as volunteers to give back to the community by sharing their game skills and knowledge.” said Dr Ang.