Belles of the football

Belles of the football

SINGAPORE - As Turf Belles, these 13 women are the Singapore Turf Club's ambassadors for the ongoing Singapore International Racing Festival which culminates on May 18.

And it's a race for your votes as they jockey for the title of Top Turf Belle 2014.

With the football World Cup about to kick off soon, we ask each Belle which team she's rooting for and why.

Vote for your favourite Turf Belle at the Singapore Turf Club's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SGturfclub. Voting closes on May 12. You can also meet the Belles at a road show this weekend.

WHERE: Jurong Point

WHEN: May 3, noon to 6pm; May 4, 2.30pm to 4pm

ENGLAND

Rene Ng, 23, student Because Chelsea players are in it. I am a major Chelsea fan!

Michelle Tan, 21, student Because I have been supporting Arsenal forever. They are from London and have a lot of players from the English national team!

Jen Koh, 28, model Because of my favourite player, Wayne Rooney. He is one player who always gives 100 per cent in every match that he plays.

FRANCE

Nutan Rai Sonam, 21, student France's squad is quite strong and almost all their players are on form in the clubs they are playing in. I am sure that when they combine, they will be a team quite difficult to defeat.

BRAZIL

Tan Ying Yi, 18, student Because of legendary player Pele. I do not know much about football, but I came across this amazing player through the Internet. He is regarded as one of the best football players to ever grace the field. On top of that, he does lots of charity work!

Adelina Eliza, 22, student Because the World Cup is held on home ground this year and I have always believed that Brazil has strong and skilful players.

GERMANY

Chanel Jones Lyn Jing Xue, 24, student Their perseverance on the field throughout the years is admirable. There is no complacency and they have been so consistent in giving their best. Viel gluck, Germany!

Aki Lee, 24, model A strong, organised and efficient team that had done very well during the qualifiers and previous World Cups.

ITALY

Kartini Abdul Rahman, 24, admin & HR Manager Italy has lifted the World Cup trophy on four occasions. They are the most successful European nation in Fifa tournaments.

ARGENTINA

Sherry Siau, 23, student Because I am a fan of Messi's! He is fast, skilful and composed. Have you seen him dribble?

SPAIN

Poon Wing Yan, 22, student They are extremely strong and I admire the passion and spirit of the Spanish people.

SOUTH KOREA

Bernadette Belle, 19, student Because I like supporting the underdog!

SWITZERLAND

Iten Sophia Kay LeEn, 22, student Because I am Swiss.

This article was published on May 1 in The New Paper.

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