After a long and frustrating two year wait, JSSL Singapore’s popular FA Cup event finally took place at the Our Tampines Hub over the weekend of 10-12 December.
Organised by the private football academy JSSL Singapore, ANZA Soccer had the chance to play in the JSSL 4 vs 4 FA Cup tournament with over 144 teams and a whopping 500 players aged between 12 and 17. It was an amazing turnout and a thrill The games took place in two stages, with all teams in each age group playing in a league format on the first two days. Each game comprised 12-minute halves with a one-minute interval. Spectators were not able to be pitch side due to Covid restrictions. However, games were live streamed with commentary so parents and supporters didn’t miss a second of the excitement!
ANZA Soccer players did us all proud
Despite tough competition from major academies, ANZA Soccer teams did us all so proud by acing four titles including the Boys 14 JLLS 4 vs 4 FA Cup Champions, Girls 13 JLLS FA Cup Gold Plate Winners, Girls 14 JSSL FA Cup Plate Winners and Girls 14 FA Cup 1st Runners Up – proof that passion, skill, and lots of Saturday games and mid-week training with our amazing professional and volunteer coaches at the pitches at The Cage Sports Park can truly pay off.
Said Ong Ling Lee, director for sports and wellness of Singapore’s Tourism Board (STB): “We are glad to support the new youth-focused JSSL Singapore FA Cup which adds to the diverse suite of sports and leisure offerings in Singapore. As the health and safety of participants and spectators remains a key priority, we have worked with organisers to put in place the necessary safe management measures.”
A big shoutout to everyone who makes ANZA Soccer happen, from the coaches and volunteers to the parents and supporters, and especially our talented players. Bring on the next matches!