Wednesday, August 17, 2005

S.League program assists underprivileged children

Five promising young footballers from Woodlands Wellington FC have become the first recipients of Singapore's Children Financial Assistance Scheme. The CFA Awards - US$800 cash each – were presented by S.League CEO, How Seen Yong, along with Woodlands team jerseys in a ceremony at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The scheme provides bursaries to talented young players from lower-income families to assist them in their payment of school fees, purchase of academic necessities and tuition expenses. It is part of the S.League's CARE United Program launched last year and consists of ongoing efforts to reach out to the community.

"We recognize the importance of reaching out to the community," Mr How said. "Our players and officials volunteer their time in between training sessions and matches to visit schools and their adopted charities to help in fund raising activities."