U-15 International Challenge Cup Set to Test Local Youth

Talented youth from Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will battle it out in the fourth edition of the Under-15 International Challenge Cup, organised by the Football Association of Singapore.

The teams will compete in two groups of four from 23 to 29 Nov, with all matches played at Singapore Sports School, except for the semi-finals and finals which will be played at Jalan Besar Stadium.

As reported by The New Paper, there will be two locals sides playing ā€“ the Singapore Under-15 team and Singapore Sports School (SSP). The foreign teams taking part are three-time champions Promotion Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF), Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Japan’s Matsumoto Yamaga, Indonesia’s Garuda Unity and Australia’s Melbourne City College and Perth United.

SSP coach and former Singapore international Isa Halim said, “This competition will expose the players to different teams and their varying styles of play.

“Also, it will give my team the chance to compete and understand the demands of international football.

“I want my players to adapt to these demands and give a good account of themselves by applying what they have learnt.”

Under-15 International Challenge Cup

Nov 23 (Sat)

8.30am: S’pore Sports Sch v Perth United

4pm: Melbourne City College v Garuda

7pm: Singapore U-15 v JDT


Nov 24 (Sun)

8.30am: PVF v Yamaga

4pm: Melbourne City College v JDT

7pm: Singapore U-15 v Garuda


Nov 25 (Mon)

8.30am: JDT v Garuda

4pm: S’pore Sports Sch v Yamaga

7pm: PVF v Perth United


Nov 26 (Tues)

8.30am: S’pore U-15 v Melbourne City College

4pm: PVF v S’pore Sports Sch

7pm: Yamaga v Perth United


Nov 28 (Thurs)

8.30am: 7th place play-off

3pm: 5th place play-off

3pm & 5pm: Semi-finals at Jalan Besar Stadium


Nov 29 (Fri)

8.30am: 3rd place play-off

5pm: Final at Jalan Besar Stadium

* All matches at Singapore Sports School unless stated. Admission is free.


This article first appeared on The New Paper.




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