Ignore the local sports pessimists who claim Singapore’s football scene is going to dust! Many football organizations have been stepping and building up the football community behind the scenes by offering many opportunities and platforms to play the well-loved sport freely especially during the weekends.
Itching to play now and don’t know where to start? Fear a little competition and just want to play leisurely? Feel like putting your skills to the test? Here are a few spots that can accommodate your football urges in Singapore.
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Affiliated with the Football Association of Singapore, ESPZEN aims to revolutionize amateur football that has often been neglected in Singapore. A platform for anyone regardless of age, gender or expertise, this organization provides nothing short of professional and enjoyable experience with high-quality facilities such as well-maintained Astro pitches together with competent referees to officiate your games. With options ranging from 11-aside, 7-aside, and futsal, ESPZEN warmly accommodates to customization and friendly competition against other teams in various leagues. (Saturday Leagues, Sunday Leagues, Junior League, Youth Tournament, and others.)
So how do we go about it?
For solo players:
If you’re a solo venturer, ESPZEN offers endless opportunities to join various passionate and keen teams. Head on to their website to register into a team or look for a team you are interested in under the “Teams Looking for Players” column where teams list down positions and players that they need. (Seen in the pictures below)
If you’re part of a group of friends that want to create your own team, register or contact ESPZEN for further details on how to go about it.
Where is ESPZEN?
It is located at #03-00 Boon Sing Building, 41 Middle Road, Singapore 188950. It is a convenient 2-3 min walk from Bugis Station via the North Bridge Road and Middle Road exit.
Ph: (65) 6325-9386
Fax: (65) 6223 1814
Mob: (65) 8233 2820
Ministry of Football (MOF)
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Unlike the commonly known food franchise Ministry of Food (MOF) in Singapore, this organization is all about bringing out the best in Singapore grassroots football. MOF is Singapore’s top 11-aside football league, cups and competition organizer with great prizes in stored for players. The experience is inclusive of photographers who will capture the highlights and memories of your journey with MOF to take home. The cost for a game is approximately $100~200 per team.
Different Leagues for Players:
With varying competitive levels, the most competitive is the Major League which consists of 18 matches where attractive cash prizes, trophies and medals are up for grabs.
Followed by Minor Leagues, the 15-game league is targeted towards teams who have played together for a short period, and want to try out competing in a more casual setting with trophies/medals also on offer (without cash prize).
Lastly, the Leisure League is targeted towards those teams who have just come together and still learning the play as a team. Trophies/medals on offer and you play with 15 matches.
MOF sets off to provide the greatest football league experience to relish in on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm depending on the league.
In order to suit the busiest of schedules, MOF had recently launched a new Leisure 2T “Two Times Per Month” League for busy yet avid footballers to participate in. It consists of 10 matches and 2-legs. Players have the luxury to choose to play 1st and 3rd weekend, or 2nd and 4th weekend of every month with fixtures planned ahead. 2T Saturday Leagues kickoff at 3pm while 2T Sunday Leagues start at 11am or 1pm. The 2T league is open to any ages ranging from newbies to veterans.
So how do we go about it?
Once you have decided on a league that is best suited for your skill level, contact MOF through Whatsapp at +65 8576 9948 for further details and arrangement. You may also leave an e-mail or check out their Facebook Page named Ministry of Food Private Limited to reach them or to keep updated with news and offers.
Where is MOF?
MOF is located at Blk 808, #03-22, Kitchener Complex, Singapore 200808. It is easily accessed through public transport as it is next to Jalan Besar Stadium and Lavender MRT Station.
Ph: MOF 11s Hotline +65 98403782
Ph: MOF Sign-up Hotline +65 85769948
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Goal Arena, previously known as GA Sports Club (GASC), was incorporated in Dec 2009 with the aim of creating a platform for amateur footballers to socialize through an organized network of friendly league competitions. Goal Arena organizes amateur football leagues as well as arranging friendly matches between football clubs.
Different Leagues for players:
Goal Arena manages three different league categories, namely the Saturday PM (Afternoon), Sunday AM (Morning) and Sunday PM (Afternoon) leagues. The respective categories are further classified into three divisions, namely the Northern, Eastern and Western divisions. All league matches are played within the respective areas of division for the convenience of all players.
On top of that, a social division was also created to cater for less established and newly formed amateur football teams to have an experience of playing in a league format. Goal Arena also manages an island-wide Challenge Cup competition (World Cup format) which includes all teams in their respective division as well as invited guest teams to compete against each other.
So how do we go about it?
For teams, go on to their website and click on the “Register” column. Select the league/cup that you wish to participate in. Fill in the particulars of your team, team manager and assistant team manager prior to submission. On the other hand, you may also contact them for further enquiries or arrangements.
Where is Goal Arena?
Goal Arena Private Limited is located at 10 Anson Road #26-04, Singapore 079903. It is a 2min walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station via Anson Road exit. It is located at International Plaza.
Mobile: 9863 0878
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