23 Feb '11, 2am

Singapore's 2015 football dream gets a S$1.5 million boost

SINGAPORE - The Republic wants to host the 2015 SEA Games and, if it happens, the goal is for Singapore's under-23 football team to win the gold on home ground. The target received a boost yesterday when the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) emerged as one of the big winners in funding for the coming financial year. Football is among eight sports that will receive more than S$1.5 million from the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), an increase of 50 per cent from last year. The majority of the sum will be used for FAS' youth development programmes, while the remainder will go towards the rental of facilities, coaching and competitions. Identifying football as one sport that can galvanise the nation, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, said: "We're looking at eight to 10-year-olds and investing in sa...

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