S.League: Uniformed giants move North

S.League: Uniformed giants move North
Players and officials from 11 S-League clubs in Singapore forming a heart formation with a message.

SINGAPORE - Home United will move from Bishan Stadium to Yishun Stadium, while champions Warriors FC will move from the Choa Chu Kang Stadium to Woodlands Stadium.

This means that the northern region of the country, traditionally regarded as the hotbed of Singapore football, will feature two giants of the local game.

The moves were necessary because of upgrading works at the Bishan and Choa Chu Kang arenas, ahead of June's South-east Asia (SEA) Games.

On Dec 17, The New Paper had reported that Tampines Rovers will play at the Jurong West Stadium this year, after playing their home games at the Clementi Stadium for the past three seasons.

Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, Home United chief executive Azrulnizam Shah Sohaimi said: "We look forward to our move to Yishun Stadium.

"It has been a strong area of support for local football since the days of (the now-defunct club) Sembawang Rangers.

"The club are committed to work hard to continue engaging our fans in Bishan and from our new base of Yishun in the coming year.

"We believe in the power of football to bond the community together and we see this move as an opportunity to build stronger bonds with even more people in the coming season."

Warriors head coach Alex Weaver was also happy with his club's move.

Said the Briton: "The club actually put in a request to play at Woodlands Stadium this year, so I'm pleased that we got it.

"I like the pitch and it's close to Choa Chu Kang, so it's not a bad move at all."

This article was first published on January 06, 2015.
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