What is being done to develop women's football

What is being done to develop women's football

We thank Mr Ivan Goh for his feedback ("Missing out on women's football in SEA Games"; Nov 12).

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) appreciates the continued support of local football fans and is committed to the development of women's football, which forms one of the components of our strategic plan.

We are adopting a phased approach to develop a broad base of talent for the future of women's football.

Early this month, more than 50 girls attended the FAS trial for the national girls' Under-14 team, which will be participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Regional Championship next year.

We are also working with schools to raise awareness of women's football so that we can reach out to the widest and youngest pool of talent.

The various schools' girls' tournaments at the primary and secondary levels are organised in a league format, which ensures that the players get to participate in football regularly.

We are constantly working with Fifa and AFC to leverage their expertise on developing women's football here.

The Young Women team, comprising women predominantly aged below 21, finished in an admirable second position in the Women's Premier League and are currently in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup.

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