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$111,000 Raised by SGX Cares' Bull Charge Charity Futsal Tournament

(The content and images depicted in this entry were made available by the media release issued by the organizers) Fandi Ahmad with Minister Edwin Tong in action The 7th SGX Cares Bull Charge Charity Futsal tournament made its return after it last took place in 2019 and raised S$111,000 which will be channelled via Community Chest to the beneficiaries namely AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities. Held this morning at the Kovan Sports Centre, the charity event was organised under the SGX Cares - the CSR program by the Singapore Exchange ( SGX Group ). SGX Cares , the collective name of SGX Group’s CSR pillars of Bull Charge, Outreach and Financial Literacy, aims to create positive impact by activating the power of community. Bull Charge, the flagship fundraising initiative, has raised over S$44 million since 2004 for more than 50 charities and a variety of causes, through the support of corporate s

[Event] MOF to help to RID the "itch" off during EURO 2012

(The entry is formulated based on the materials and information from Ministry of Football - MOF , images depicted in this entry belong to MOF )  From the people who are the prime movers of Freestyle Football in Singapore, the Ministry of Football (MOF) will initiate two tournaments in coming weeks, as the footballing world is getting ready for the Euro 2012 craze. "We, at MOF, felt obliged to organize tournaments for the community in a way for us to give back to the football community." said Mr Darryl Wang, MOF's Executive Manager, Training & Development, on the organizing of these two tournaments "With Euro2012 just days away, we hope these two tournaments can help to ease the ‘itch’ in these football lovers’ feet during this period." he added. These two tournaments are namely: "MOF U18 June Madness Tournament" U18 June Madness is meant for Under 18 players Played on a hard futsal court, this competition is one of it’s kind as it

Training starts from small-side game and court [edited]

This year's venue is at Clarke Quay  The brilliance of the Brazilian futsal team ADC Florianopolis at the Tiger Street Football 2012 should once again throw us the question how football should be played. Never mind the fact that the Brazilian side was up against a makeshift squad in a friendly match amid the intensity of the ongoing regional tournament that will see the winning side represent the Republic in the Grand Finals in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in late September. ADC Florianopolis' players are in white top It's more about how the players from the Samba land had once again shown us how the game should be played - simple, easy manner without placing much emphasis on physicality, something what local football seems to prioritize more. The Tiger Cage Girls wowed the crowds with their routine Just like last year's event at Ngee Ann City, the caged court is once again the focus of attention that saw the total of qualified 32 local sides slo


(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by Ogilvy Public Relations , the PR agency responsible for the publicity of the mentioned event with images depicted provided by the mentioned agency) Buoyed by the success of last year's inaugural edition, the Tiger Street Football will return to the streets of Singapore on 01 to 02 June and promises a bigger competition filled with “battles” that reflect the flair and diverse styles associated with 5-a-side street football. Edgar Davids will be in Singapore  Said Mr Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, the brewer of the title sponsors Tiger Beer, on the return of the 5-a-side tournament. “Off the back of the successful inaugural Tiger Street Football tournament in Singapore last year, we are eagerly awaiting this year’s edition of the tournament at Clarke Quay, an ideal venue in the heart of the city that reflects our aim of bringing football to the streets.

[Event] adidas Extreme Power 5’s

(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by Touch Communications , the PR agency responsible for the publicity of the mentioned event and product.) (P.S: The copyrights of the images, depicted in this blog entry belong to adidas , unless stated on the images itself.) Fancy a chance to be in the Bernabeu VIP area while watching stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and rest of the Real Madrid squad parade their skills on one of the most prestige footballing venue? On top of that, prize monies of $7,000 will be paid to your team to this probably once-in-a-lifetime trip (with airfare and accommodation being paid) to the Spanish capital for all the hard work you guys done. adidas recently launched the "Extreme Power" series of toiletries Sounds cool? Here is the chance to make it a reality by signing up in first ever adidas Extreme Power 5’s, a regional futsal competition for participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The tourname

[Event] Northern Footballers Rejoice with new Futsal League & Venue

(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by X-League , one of the partners of this blog.) (P.S: The images depicted in this blog entry are provided by X-League.) Not just futsal, the new facilities include eateries and a supermarket within reach The Woodlands region, located at the north of Singapore, will see a new futsal league kicks off in the month of March. Boasting eight social football teams with players from both Singapore and Malaysia, the new tournament will encompass a unique three team promotion/relegation structure sanctioned by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). The X-League's Sports Planet (SP) Futsal League is the brainchild of both X-League and its partners, Sports Planet with effort to bring the smaller version of the beautiful game to residents staying in the north. "Weather-proof" - a total of four sheltered futsal pitches All matches will be played in Sports Planet's latest facilities

[Feature] Project Teamwork - GALAXY S II - Street Soccer in Brazil

(This entry is sponsored by Samsung Mobile ) It's a common sight everywhere in Brazil to see the fun-loving natives get together spontaneously for a game of kick-about on any space they can find. Be it that it could be an obscure back alley of any street, the famed Copacabana beaches or on those lush manicured pitches dotted around this football crazy nation, so long inches of space are made available you bound to see the Brazilians coming together to enjoy a game of street soccer. Join host Sal Masekala of “Project Teamwork” in the following clips as he visits Florianópolis in south of Brazil, home of leading futsal (five-a-side soccer) club - ADC Florianopolis to meet up with team captain Denison Cabral and find out from him how the gospels of teamwork is spread to those players through the game of street soccer. In these videos, Cabral and his colleagues at ADC Florianopolis, whom some Singaporeans may have seen them in action at Ngee Ann City in April , also show us h

‘ON THE RUN’ away as the Champions of the TIGER STREET FOOTBALL Tournament Singapore Leg

(Part of the entry is formulated with the transcript of the press release obtained via Ogilvy Public Relations , the coordinating agency of this event) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Ko Po Hui, unless credited to copyright owners accordingly) It's not very often to see me in this busy stretch in Singapore at this early hour, but here I was at the Ngee Ann City (commonly known as "Taka" after its anchor tenant - Takashimaya SC) for the Tiger Street Football 2011 tournament. The "Local Competition" already started upon my arrival at the venue when the 32 teams slogged against one and other on a knock-out format with matches played inside the specially constructed oval-shaped enclosed playing field. The action from those matches I seen had been defined as "Singapore-styled" futsal at its best like those I seen in the past few events I had blogged. At the end of the first day, 'On The Run' (pictur

[Feature] Nike5 Gato

(The content of this entry is formulated based on the transcript provided by Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike.) For the launch of the its collection of Nike5 range of futsal collection in last October. Nike had further improvised the features of these shoes, after having identified regional nuances of small-sided football throughout the world and rolled out what it is claimed to be its most versatile small-sided shoe - Nike5 Gato Street. In a release issued to the media, Nike explains that “Football in any form is about space. It was because of space – or rather a lack of it – that players had to take the full-size game and shrink it down to smaller teams and smaller versions of the game.” “Smaller-sided football is all about the player; the player who leaves work, heads for the pitch and who, for the duration of their game is free to express skills, express f

[Event] US$30,000 awaits your team!!

(The entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release obtained from renowned PR agency, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide - the coordinating agency of this event) Tournament poster (above) obtained from Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide This coming April will see some fast paced, dynamic street football action taking place at Ngee Ann City, as international acclaimed brewery Tiger Beer will be hosting the inagural "Tiger Street Football" regional tournament from 16 to 17 April 2011. The objective of this tournament is to elevate the level of play and passion for football on the streets of Singapore, as well as in other part of this region, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Instead of having matches being played on those conventional futsal courts, a unique oval, caged, hard-court pitch with no side-lines will be constructed on the venue to stage the 5-a-side knock-out competition that promotes a shorter, high-energy game of two 6-minute halves with

[Feature] Any day, Any time - FICO will be there...

(Pictured above) The first sight of FICO premises, where I first met Arief of " Lions All The Way " at this car park. Located at one obscure corner of Jurong West, one would not necessarily take a second look at this building if one would drive or walk past this site. However, as a saying goes - never judge a book by its cover, it would be unfair to pass any judgement without step into "FICO Sports Hub" to see what it has to offer. The heat resistant shelters shield the players from the scorching heat. The eight indoor futsal courts enjoy high-booking rate. On a land area of six-hectares, the sports hub is the home of eight indoor futsal courts, which are covered with heat resistant shelters, plus a beach volleyball court is just right beside them. "We don't see ourselves as mere provider of futsal courts for football lovers out there, part of our scope is to provide event management services to our corporate clients, if necessary." said Mr Steven Wong

[Feature] Nike5, a breakthrough collection of footwear that transforms the small-sided football game

(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 depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated on the images itself.) The culture of football reigns supreme both on and off the regulation pitch. From the cages in England to the streets of Rio, the game has evolved from adaptations of small sided football that have taken shape all over the world. Renowned for lightening speed, fluid dribbling, precise control, one touch passing and shots from all over the pitch, the small sided game (as pictured above in the Nike Cup Singapore 2010 ) has matured and demands footwear designed for its specific styles. Players are bound to find a boot to fit their game, with a collection of boots led by the Nike5 Elastico Finale (caneta) and Nike5 LunarGato (sala). With a range of surfaces and game styles, the Nike5 footwear is designed to the exact specifi

Lazy Afternoon at East Coast Park catching some games of Futsal

Was at the " Sports Planet " this afternoon for a futsal event organized by " U Sports ", an affiliate of the NTUC. Never thought of putting up this post, until I decided that the sunset moment of the day does look good for some picture-snapping on my new iPhone, so why not... (Pictured above) Good about the futsal courts at "Sports Planet" are "stray-ball" proof, thanks to the nets that concealed the playing surface. I think the playing surface of the pitch is something similar to that of the Jalan Besar Stadium (that black sand-like particle based). Some of the players cheering their team-mates on from outside of the field, pretty glaring as it was close to evening when this shot was taken. In the end, I was told the union which represented me claimed the title of one particular catergory... Well Done.

[Event]: Record of 104 teams graced the "H-TWO-O Ultimate Challenge" futsal event

The trophy is named after the GOH - A/P Ho Peng Kee, the Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Law, who is also one of the two advisers of the FAS. A total of 104** teams took part in the futsal competition of the "H-Two-O Ultimate Challenge" held at the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) campus at Ang Mo Kio. According to the organizers, this figure of 104 had set a new record in the Singapore "Book of Records" for the largest number of teams taking part in a futsal tournament held in Singapore. This event was held in effort to raise fund for the Jamiyah Children's Home . The "Bishan Glory", played in the youth category, with skipper Amirul (second from right) Met a friend, Daniel (pictured above, second from the left) who was there with his group of "kakis" taking part in the event. Called themselves the "Bishan Glory", the group of five had known each other for more than four years and been playing the game regularly in their usu