The UTR! project announced that two girls’ SFAs will be introduced in 2023 for the first time. Woodlands Secondary School will have a football programme for its students, while Methodist Girls’ School will partner with Boon Lay Secondary School and Westwood Secondary School for the programme.
There will be a total of 12 SFAs in 2023, of which 10 will have SFA programmes for boys. Over 550 male and female footballers aged 13 to 16 are expected to be on the SFA programmes in 2023. This is an increase from the 300 youths in the pilot SFA programme launched this year.
Said Philippe Aw, Assistant Technical Director of FAS: “Using the National Football Curriculum as the guiding philosophy, we have designed the SFA programme to emphasise the fundamental technical development of each SFA footballer, building a strong foundation for them to improve and progress on their footballing journey.
“The players need to be comfortable on the ball and be familiar with the style of football we would like to play. Off the field, the players have also benefited from working with our sports scientists to refine their techniques and have become more aware of the importance of nutrition and recovery. More importantly, the players will be developed holistically as all-rounded individuals.”
Apart from participating in the National School Games next year, the SFAs will compete in SFA tournaments in 2023. The list of SFAs for 2023 are below.
November 29, 2022