The FFF and the Federation of Singapore cement new links
In the presence of Laura Georges, Secretary General of the FFF, and Lim Kia Tong, President of the FAS, a new partnership agreement was signed between the two federations whose collaboration will focus on the development of women's football and the impartation of know-how techniques.
This agreement, which runs until 2025, marks the confidence of the FAS in the expertise of the FFF and once again demonstrates the influence of French football internationally. The FAS/FFF partnership will allow the FFF to export its know-how in a resolutely dynamic, progressiv and ambitious country regarding the development of its football. It is a continuation of the actions already undertaken in Singapore with, in particular, the opening of an FF Academy in 2020.
In concrete terms, the primary objective will be to support Singapore on one of the pillars of its strategy for the years to come, namely the development of women's football.
This partnership will allow the training of Singaporean coaches on a technical level but also in the daily management of a team around the medical support of the players. This collaboration is also accompanied by the UEFA Assist program, which allows European federations to finance cooperation projects with non-European entities.
The President of the Federation of Singapore is delighted with the signing of this agreement:"We are very pleased with this new partnership with the FFF which will help us to develop and grow football in Singapore," said Lim Kia Tong. “We are most delighted that France is a leading country and globally recognized for its football expertise and training”.
“The FFF also considers its expertise and experience as instruments at the disposal of the collective”, explains Noël Le Graët. “These exchanges, this sharing of visions can only be beneficial for both parties. This partnership, which is part of the desire to export French football that has been ours for several years, is also a way of celebrating the friendship between our two Federations”.
Visit of the FF Academy
While passing through Singapore for the signing of this partnership agreement, a delegation from the FFF, led by Laura Georges, also visited the FF Academy, which has been open since 2020. If the Covid pandemic had delayed the arrival of FFF members in Singapore, it is now finished. Laura Georges and Jean-Claude Lafargue, coach of the DTN dedicated to the technical follow-up of the FF Academy programs, were now able to visit and to supervise the academy which welcomes nearly 170 young players. Led in a sporting capacity by Patrick Vallée, a graduate trainer from the FFF, the Academy enjoys great success in Singapore due, in particular, to the quality of the training provided, directly inspired by that of Clairefontaine.