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$10 Million LCS Training Centre In Full Swing

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by Lion City Sailors Football Club, all media materials used in this post belong to LCS)

The highly anticipated Lion City Sailors (LCS) Training Centre was officially declared opened last evening (28/7) by Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, and LCS chairman Mr Forrest Li.

SAILORS ' COMMITMENT TO SINGAPORE FOOTBALL

Located at 8 Mattar Road, this 28,000-square metres integrated football training facility is first-of-its-kind in Singapore.

Some of the facilities in the centre included physiotherapy rooms, a gym, an analysis room as well as study facilities for academy trainees alongside five top-of-the-line football fields.

LCS' $10 million facility at Mattar Road

The training centre will the new home of the Sailors' first team, Under-21 side, academy trainees as well as its women’s team.

"The training centre is the most tangible manifestation of the Sailors’ commitment to excellence as the club drives towards its vision of reinvigorating Singapore football." said the club in the media statement on the opening of the training centre which had its groundbreaking took place last April.

The Singapore's only privatised football club's commitment to this $10 million state-of-the-art facility has drawn praise from the Minister.

(L-R) Mr Forrest Li and Mr Edwin Tong 

In his address at the opening ceremony, Mr Tong said: "I am glad that LCS continues to demonstrate its long-term commitment to supporting and developing our local football scene through this state-of-the-art facility. Like what we see here, it is investing in the mindshare. Not just the hardware, but the software, the mindshare, and making sure that we really develop our youths."

DOCKED IN MACPHERSON COMMUNITY

It is not just a symbol of LCS' commitment to revitalising local football which it hopes to facilitate as a pipeline of footballers with the aim to boost youth development as part of the national project - “Unleash the Roar!” (UTR!), the facility will also be utilised as a venue to serve the residents of the MacPherson community in carrying out their grassroots activities.

Inside the LCS Training Centre at Mattar Road

The Sailors collaborated with grassroots organisations in MacPherson for its Grant-a-wish initiative in November 2021, further solidifying the partnership by collaborating for the MacPherson Cares Carnival last weekend, on 24 July.

“Our hope is to bring people together through football, giving people of all ages and backgrounds something to unite around. We will continue to work closely with our community partners on fun and exciting initiatives for residents,” said LCS chairman Mr Li in the abovementioned statement.

Fully equipped gym in the LCS Training Centre

KEY FACILITIES 

● 5 football pitches (one hybrid 11-a-side pitch, one artificial turf 11-a-side, and three 7-a-side pitches)
● 5 Academy changing rooms, including one for female trainees
● 3 Study rooms
● 3 Meeting rooms
● Fully equipped gym
● 2 Physiotherapy rooms
● 2 Briefing rooms
● Office space for up to 48 staff
● Café
● Rooftop public access and event spaces

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