Singapore Youth League starts; Team Nila launches leadership program

Inaugural Singapore Youth League Kicks Off with Over 200 Teams in Action

The inaugural Singapore Youth League kicked off with a bang, showcasing over 200 teams and more than 3,800 players participating in Singapore’s first-ever national youth league. The SYL, organized by the Football Association of Singapore and the Unleash the Roar! national football project, features boys and girls from age groups as young as eight up to 17 years old. A scouting team will monitor matches to identify talented youths for the national squad.

Notable teams in the SYL include youth sides from the Singapore Premier League, the Junior National Development Centre, local academies like First Kick Academy, and even Malaysia’s Johor Darul Takzim. Matches take place at various venues across the island, such as Serangoon Stadium, St. Wilfred Field, and Bedok Stadium.

Meanwhile, SportSG announced a new leadership program to groom potential leaders for Team Nila, its volunteer force. This initiative aims to equip volunteers with essential skills for managing sport competitions, event logistics, and more, to support upcoming major sport events like the World Aquatics Championship in 2025 and the SEA Games in 2029.

In table tennis news, Singapore’s men’s and women’s national teams faced disappointment at the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships, exiting in the round of 32. The women’s team, ranked No.10 globally, fell to Poland, while the men’s team, ranked 22nd, lost to Iran, jeopardizing their chances of qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

On the golfing front, major winner Patty Tavatanakit headlines the Singapore Women’s Open, alongside other top players from South Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand. The tournament is set to feature prominent professionals and amateur players alike, showcasing a diverse range of talent in the golfing scene.

Singapore’s sports landscape continues to thrive with the upcoming events including the Porsche Singapore Classic, the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup, and the return of the Women’s Premier League. These events promise captivating sports action and opportunities for athletes to shine on the big stage. Additionally, Singapore’s representation on the WADA Foundation Board highlights the nation’s commitment to fair play and clean sports participation.

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