by Junpiter Futbol
November 5th, 2016 | Broadcast
Article first posted on Junpiter Futbol : http://www.junpiterfutbol.com/?p=5818
The annual SingaCup, undoubtedly the biggest international premier youth football tournament in Singapore is set to kick off next week from 7 – 11 Nov 2016 at The Cage Sports Park.
This is the 6th edition of SingaCup organized by Dynamique Konzepts. This year, the tournament welcomes a record number 69 teams from across 8 nations, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines, to the sunny island of Singapore. Apart from the 1,300 young aspiring footballers participating in over 180 matches over the span of 5-days, this year the tournament also proud to share that Mr. Tom Byer, Technical Consultant to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will be gracing the event. Mr. Tom Byer is also presently the Head Technical Advisor for Chinese Schools Football Program, responsible for enhancing the quality of training and coaching of grassroots football across China.
In the past editions, we have witnessed some great teams’ performances coming from Chonburi FC (Thailand), Semen Padang FA (Indonesia), Football West (Australia) and more. So which are the teams we should watch out for this year? We have shortlisted a few teams which will certainly worth your time under the sun this coming week.
Ceres-La Salle Youth Manila U18 (Philippines)
This team will not be an unfamiliar name for Singapore football fans as their Senior Team had recently collected the bronze medal in the RHB Singapore Cup after defeating Singapore’s Balestier Khalsa FC 2-1. The United Football League’s youth team has participated in the previous edition of SingaCup and their play has always been entertaining. Knowing how their Senior Team has brought the game to the opponents, we are expecting a lot more from this young team. Ceres-La Salle will play Fooktskills (Australia), German European School and SportsCares (both from Singapore) from 7 – 8 Nov 2016.
Chang Thailand Girls U18 (Thailand)
As what the name has suggested, this group of young ladies are probably the best in their age group at the moment in Thailand. With an average age of just 16 years old, this team is made up of mostly Thailand U-16 team representatives. Knowing that the team will be playing against opponents 2 years their senior, the team’s management remains upbeat as they emphasize game exposure is their main objective. Chang Thailand Girls will play Footskills, Walkabout, Mindil Aces (all from Australia), Hong Kah Secondary & SportsCares (both from Singapore).
UST Skills School U12 (Singapore)
Debut outing for the much anticipated team from Singapore. UST, also known as Urban Street Team is a well-known football freestyling group not only excel in football freestyling, they are known for their excellent footwork. Group founders, Terence and Terry also took part in the very first football variety show, First XI where the duo had shown that football freestylers were not just meant for the performing stage, they could be bigger than that on a proper football pitch. Looking forward to their matches and do watch out for the players’ footwork for sure. UST Skills School will play National High Jakarta School, Imran Soccer Academy (both Indonesia) and Walkabout (Australia) from 7 – 9 Nov 2016.