U-16 Lionesses Roar to Inaugural Victory with a 7-Goal Thriller vs Turkmenistan in AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2024 qualifier
29 Apr 2023 - Hold on to your hats, all football and Singapore fans, because the Singapore Under-16 Women’s National Team put on an absolute clinic at Jalan Besar Stadium last night, delivering an unforgettable performance to secure their first international home win in style, beating Turkmenistan with a phenomenal 7-0 victory. The 1,531 ticket-holders in attendance were on the edge of their seats cheering hard as they watched the U-16 Lionesses dominate from the first whistle, producing an attacking masterclass that left their opponents reeling.
With the U-16 Lionesses' first home win sure to go down in the annals of Singapore's Football history, the stage is now set for the upcoming sold-out match between Singapore and Bangladesh at Jalan Besar Stadium this Sunday, 30 April 2023.
Editorial: Empowering Women in Football - My Experience at the FAS Coaching Course
5 Feb 2023 - Recently, I had the chance to attend the Football Association of Singapore Introductory Coaching Course (Women's). The course was designed specifically for women to get an introduction to coaching in football and it was held over two weekends.
As someone who loves football and has a passion for coaching, this course was a perfect opportunity for me to gain a deeper understanding of the sport and develop my coaching skills. During the course, I learned about various coaching techniques, drills, and methods for creating a positive and inclusive environment for female players.
Conclusion: The article will summarize the key points of the series and provide some suggestions for how to promote gender equality in women's football in Asia.
7 Jan 2023 - In our series of articles on gender equality in women's football in Asia, we have explored the history and current state of the sport in the region. We have highlighted the successes of female players and teams, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing women's football in Asia.
One of the key challenges facing women's football in Asia is a lack of funding and support. This can make it difficult for teams to access the resources they need to compete at the highest levels, and can also discourage girls from pursuing a career in the sport.
Challenges and opportunities: The article will explore the challenges and opportunities facing women's football in Asia, including issues such as funding, support, and media coverage.
7 Jan 2023 - Women's football in Asia has long faced numerous challenges, from a lack of funding and support to limited media coverage. However, despite these obstacles, the sport has continued to grow in popularity and success, with many female players and teams proving their talent and determination on the field.
One of the biggest challenges facing women's football in Asia is a lack of funding. This can make it difficult for teams to afford the necessary equipment, facilities, and support staff, which in turn can limit their ability to compete at the highest levels. For example, the national women's team of North Korea, known as the "Chollima," has struggled to secure funding and has often had to rely on donations from supporters.
Success stories: The article will highlight some of the most successful women's football teams and players in Asia, showcasing the accomplishments and achievements of these athletes.
7 Jan 2023 - Asia is home to many successful women's football teams and players, who have achieved impressive accomplishments and made a significant contribution to the sport in the region. In this article, we will highlight some of the most successful women's football teams and players in Asia, showcasing their achievements and highlighting the impact they have had on the sport.
Current state of the sport: The article will provide an overview of the current state of women's football in Asia, including the number of teams, players, and competitions in the region.
7 Jan 2023 - The current state of women's football in Asia is one of growth and development, despite the many challenges and obstacles that the sport faces in the region. Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of women's football teams, players, and competitions in Asia, and the sport is now an important and vibrant part of the region's sporting landscape.
Historical context: The article will explore the history of women's football in Asia, including the challenges and opportunities that have shaped the development of the sport over time.
7 Jan 2023 - The history of women's football in Asia is a rich and fascinating one that stretches back over a century. Despite the many challenges and obstacles that have faced the sport, women's football in Asia has continued to grow and evolve, and today it is an important and vibrant part of the region's sporting landscape.
Introduction: The article will introduce the topic of gender equality in women's football in Asia and provide some background information on the current state of the sport in the region.
7 Jan 2023 - Gender equality in women's football in Asia is a topic that has gained increasing attention in recent years. Despite the fact that the sport has a long and rich history in the region, women's football in Asia has often been overshadowed by men's football and has struggled to gain the same level of recognition and support.
In recent years, however, there have been encouraging signs that this is starting to change. More and more women in Asia are taking up the sport and are making their mark on the international stage. At the same time, organizations and advocacy groups are working to promote gender equality in women's football and to support the development of the sport in the region.
A 2 - 1 Win for Indonesia against the Lionesses in the Women's 'A' International Friendly
12 October 2022 - Last night Singapore faced off against Indonesia in the Women's 'A' International Friendly. The last time these 2 teams met each other was in the AFF Women's Championship 2022 where Singapore won 2 - 0. However, in this friendly, the tables were turned as Indonesia emerged winners with a score of 2 - 1.
Singapore Lionesses ‘worked the system’ to absorb 1 - 0 tight loss to Hong Kong
26 June 2022 - Playing the same opponents at the same venue, the Singapore Lionesses were given a rematch opportunity at the 2nd leg of the Singapore versus Hong Kong friendly on 26th July 2022 at Jalan Besar where 1,166 spectators turned up to cheer on their respective teams.
When asked about playing in front of the Jalan Besar crowd and having Hong Kong fans waving the Hong Kong flag, Player of the Match and Captain Chan Wing Sze commented, “Very happy. It’s been difficult to get this precious opportunity to travel out to play during this pandemic, not to mention playing in front of an audience. I think it was also the first time that some of the younger players experienced hearing fans shouting “香港加油！(Hong Kong, fighting!)” throughout the match. It’s truly touching and really motivates us all.”
A 4 - 0 Victory for Hong Kong versus Singapore in the First Leg of the Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022
24 June 2022 - It was the 1st leg of the Singapore versus Hong Kong friendly at Jalan Besar where spectators witnessed the 78th ranked Hong Kong Women’s National Team score 4 goals against Singapore ranked at 132.
In a battle of physicality, Singapore put up a strong fight which was echoed by Head Coach Stephen Ng, “Overall the team did well in terms of working together as a unit. You can see structurally we were organised. The only thing is the scoreline. Hong Kong being a quality side, we have to respect them and it's a very good learning experience for us.”
Papua New Guinea Win 1 - 0 in a Tight Match against Singapore at the Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s)
12 April 2022 - Fight, spirit and desire. These were the qualities displayed by both Singapore and Papua New Guinea in FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s). In this nail-biting match, Papua New Guinea emerged winners with a score of 1 - 0. Despite the loss, the Singapore team put up a spectacular performance for yet another record 2,344 fans in the stadium, who turned up for the third-ever ticketed women’s football match in Singapore.
To put things into context, Papua New Guinea is ranked 49th in the FIFA Women’s World Ranking, versus Singapore which is ranked 135th.
A 9 - 0 Scoreline for Papua New Guinea against Seychelles in the FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s)
9 April 2022 - Papua New Guinea came to play and walked away with a score of 9 - 0 against Seychelles in the FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s). While Seychelles put up a great fight and caught Papua New Guinea offside on numerous occasions, it still proved a challenge to keep up with Papua New Guinea’s dominating performance.
A 6 - 2 Win for the Singapore Women’s National Team against Seychelles in the FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s)
5 April 2022 - Women’s football in Singapore is starting to grow and to prove that, the Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s) organised by the Football Association of Singapore has professionally brought in live broadcast, commentary - and it is also the first time tickets have been sold for the women’s game in Singapore.
Singapore U19 Women’s National Team, Summer Chong, clinches sports scholarship to complete high school in the US
8 Nov 2021 - Singapore U19 Women’s National Team’s Summer Chong, 17, was awarded a sports scholarship with High Mowing School, New Hampshire, USA, in August 2021 to pursue her football dreams overseas as a student-athlete.
Summer first started playing football recreationally and was later scouted for the U12 Girls’ National Team, and has been playing competitively ever since. She’s always wanted to pursue football overseas and when Sportsync, a student-athlete recruitment agency, provided her with the opportunity, she jumped at it.
From the application process to her day-to-day routine, Summer shares her experience with us.
Who are the 23 Lionesses representing Singapore at the AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers
17 Sep 2021 - The Singapore Lionesses have come far in their football journeys as they faced the unprecedented challenge of keeping training sessions going through the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides adapting to training sessions on zoom or safety distanced 5-a-group training sessions, the Lionesses have also had to persevere through extra long days to balance their day jobs, school lives with the national team training schedules.
From the Debutants to the Veterans, the 23 Lionesses share their stories and hopes for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers.
FAS announces 23-player Lionesses roster for AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers
8 Sep 2021 - The Football Association of Singapore has announced its 23-player roster for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers, set to take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Following the withdrawal of the 2 out of 4 Group C teams, DPR Korea and Iraq, the 130th-ranked Singapore Lionesses will be facing off against 95th-ranked Indonesia over 2 matches in a home and away format on 24 and 27 September 2021.
The Career Series: Charlotte Fong
22 Mar 2021 - We celebrate Women's History Month of March with the launch of The Career Series, in collaboration with @passionfc.
Our fourth interview is with Charlotte Fong, a footballer with Hong Kong's Tai Po FC and also currently a Community Development Intern at Passion FC. You can read the interview transcript here!
The Career Series: Ng Cheuk Wai
22 Mar 2021 - We celebrate Women's History Month of March with the launch of The Career Series, in collaboration with @passionfc.
Our third interview is with Ng Cheuk Wai, from the Hong Kong Women's National Team & currently pursuing football professionally at Taichung Blue Whale FC as goalkeeper. You can read the interview transcript here!
The Career Series: Tran Thai Khue
15 Mar 2021 - We celebrate Women's History Month of March with the launch of The Career Series, in collaboration with @passionfc.
Our second interview is with Tran Thai Khue, Channel Support Account Manager at Apple, who is an amateur footballer who continued to pursue her football passion alongside her career in tech. You can read the interview transcript here!
The Career Series: Lucy Guan
8 Mar 2021 - We celebrate Women's History Month of March with the launch of The Career Series, in collaboration with @passionfc. The Career Series will cover interviews with various players who are either playing professionally, or are able to find time outside of their careers to pursue football, or those who have followed their passion in football to join the industry itself. We hope to show women footballers that having passion in football can provide you with opportunities in your career as well, and we seek to prove the haters wrong when they tell you girls in football have no future.
Our first interview is with Lucy Guan, Managing Director of APAC, Passion FC, who is an amateur footballer working in the football industry. You can read the interview transcript here!
Player Story: Chen Wanxin
18 Jan 2021 - Rachel from Physiosolutions interviewed Chen Wanxin, who was the captain of Home United FC in 2019, and is currently Assistant Manager at FAS Grassroots and Women's Department. She shares with us how she started playing football and the challenges she faces now when encouraging young children and girls to start picking up football. You can read the interview transcript here!