FAS gives former S.League outfit green light to operate as community-based football outfit.
After sitting out the past two seasons of the S.League, Woodlands Wellington have finally begun taking its first steps towards returning to the professional fold.
TODAY understands that the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has agreed to allow the club to operate as a community-based football outfit. To facilitate this, it will appoint Member of Parliament (MP) Ong Teng Koon, who currently serves in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, as the Rams’ new adviser.
In response to TODAY’s queries on whether Ong will be the club’s new adviser, an S.League spokesperson said: “Woodlands Wellington Football Club is presently sitting out of the S.League. The club currently organises grassroots football activities, and has teams participating in both the Island Wide League (IWL) and the FAS Women’s Premier League (WPL).
“We are working with the club to appoint an adviser.”
“For the past two years, the club has not been able to do anything football-related and their existence seemed to revolve solely around its clubhouse. But the purpose of the club’s existence should be for football and community engagement,” James Lim, a former deputy director at the People’s Association who now works on freelance projects, told TODAY
“In time to come, I hope we can return to the S.League. That must be the aspiration, because fans in Woodlands deserve to have a top football club to call their own.”
Via: Today Online