JSSL, Tampines Rovers join hands to develop young footballers.

One of Singapore’s most successful clubs in the history of the S-League has embarked on a ground-breaking partnership with one of Singapore’s leading youth development football academies.

On 1 March 2018, both Tampines Rovers Football Club and JSSL Singapore signed on multi-year and multi-layered partnership which aims to develop youth footballers to feed towards the club’s S-League team.

As part of the partnership with Tampines Rovers, JSSL Singapore will provide its expertise in coordinating a youth development programmes with the S-League club focusing young footballers up to the age of 14-years old.

Said Tampines Rovers chairman Desmond Ong: “This is unique in the S-League and we are honoured to partner JSSL Singapore in this new endeavour, which is in alignment with the FAS Development Philosophy.

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“JSSL Singapore have proven to be one of the best when it comes to youth football development and have more than 1,000 kids playing football, week in and out through its grassroots program and elite program.

“We believe that this partnership will help Tampines Rovers tap into their huge youth networks as we continue our hunt for the footballers of tomorrow who will one day represent our S-League team.

“As the focus on identifying and fast tracking young footballers into the S-League intensifies, this partnership with JSSL, added to our grassroots partnership with ActiveSG, ensures that Tampines Rovers offers a range of entry points for children in the local community into playing the game, and will hopefully create a strong flow of talent into our professional ranks.”

JSSL Singapore is one of Singapore’s most successful youth football set-ups.

Established in 2002 in Singapore, JSSL is now home to more than 1,000 footballers across multiple age-groups.

Said Managing Director Harvey Davis: “JSSL is proud to partner one of Singapore’s top clubs in the S-League. It is a unique partnership which gives us the opportunity to groom the future national footballers who will come through the JSSL Tampines Rovers ranks.”

In addition to running Singapore’s most successful youth club and one of Singapore’s largest football academies, JSSL also organises the JSSL Leagues which has 210 teams competing week in week out from all over Singapore and the annual JSSL International 7s and Professional Academies 7s.

To also connect with Singaporean children, both JSSL and Tampines Rovers will providing 60 free scholarships for kids aged from six years to 14-years old to develop local talent and ensure local players at all age groups are groomed for entry into the Tampines COE teams.

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