FAS sign MOU with Institute of Technical Education

Football Association of Singapore and Institute Technical Education to forge closer and stronger ties after signing a two year MOU to promote football in the tertiary institute.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute of Technical Education, for the duration from the 11th of November 2012 to the 31st December 2014.

This signing ceremony took place at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East, on Sunday, the 11th of November 2012, in conjunction with the 17th S.League Awards Night, an annual event that commemorates the recently concluded 2012 Great Eastern YEO’s S.League season.

This important occasion was graced by FAS Advisor Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, who was the Guest of Honour for the evening, with CEO S.League Mr Lim Chin in attendance.

At the same time we were honoured to have Mr Tan Seng Hua, Deputy CEO (Academic) of ITE and Dr Ang Kiam Wee, Principal of ITE College Central present for the signing ceremony.

FAS and ITE have been discussing for some time on how both organisations can tap on their respective strengths to forge closer and stronger ties while developing football interest, following a very successful collaboration between ITE College Central and S.League club Balestier Khalsa FC that started a few years ago.

This partnership will therefore be the platform for both organisations to collaborate in promoting football in ITE and hopefully in time to come the designated S.League clubs can become an integral part of the ITE.

We are pleased to share on some of the collaboration outlined in the MOU as follows:

-          This collaboration will include each ITE College partnering a designated S-League Club to mutually    

           benefit from the support given by each other.

-          The S.League clubs will conduct coaching clinics and workshops to ITE staff and students, and

           provide coaching services to ITE football teams.

-          The S.League clubs will accept ITE coaches to join Centre of Excellence teams for exposure and  

            experience; clubs will also accept ITE students for industrial attachment programmes.

-          FAS will provide coaching programmes and refereeing courses to ITE staff and students at a

           special rate.

-          FAS will provide technical expertise and guidance to ITE in football administration

-          ITE Colleges will extend the use of sports facilities to the S.League clubs for training and matches

Mr Lim Chin, CEO S.League, was pleased with the partnership in place following the MOU when he spoke at the event.

He said, “One of the key initiatives to reinvigorate our S.League is our new collaboration with the Institute of Technical Education.”

“We want our S.League clubs to become an integral part of the respective ITEs and in so doing support the ITEs in their football and fitness programmes and at the same time increase the clubs’ fan base as well.  I am indeed glad that ITE has indeed come forward to “Support OUR S.League”.