“…to create bonds among people and communities; to bind and unify differences”
The SingaCup seeks to showcase exciting raw gems from Asia and abroad. In this tournament, the youths have the chance to test themselves in a competitive environment, impress the spectators and earn the opportunity for a trial with a prestigious football club in Europe. This is just the beginning of their football journey…
Singa Cup History
SingaCup, the Singapore International Youth Cup which made its debut in 2011 is excited to unleash the future today as it showcases exciting raw gems from Asia and abroad!
The inaugural edition in 2011 saw 12 teams representing Philippines, Australia, India and Singapore tested themselves in a competitive environment within 5 days. Australia was the biggest winner in that edition as their Northern Territory Football Institute and Football West Regional U-14 lifted the first ever SingaCup Boys U-18 and Boys U-14 Championship trophies respectively.
Billy Kathopoulis bagged the Golden Boot Award while his compatriot Adam Hodor brought home the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award for the U-18 category. Football West Regional U-14’s Jordan Kelly secured the Golden Boot Award while Singapore representative, Fandi Ahmad Academy’s Ikhsan Fandi was awarded the MVP Award in the U-14 category.
As the tournament grew, the number of participating teams increased to 28 in year 2012 with new teams joining in from Indonesia and Thailand. Not only did the number of teams increased, new categories were introduced to provide more enjoyable playing opportunities for the youngsters!
Indonesia’s Javan Hawk Academy was crowned the Boys U-12 Champion. The nation also bagged the Golden Boot Award with Ramadhani Syah Putra scoring an amazing 14 goals and Satrio Mahardika Kamaru awarded the MVP Award. Another Indonesian team, SS Bontang also came up tops in this second edition having bagged the Boys U-14 Championship Golden Boot Award with Beni Oktavianto’s score of 15 goals and Muhammad Faisal presented with the MVP award.
2013 continues the growth trend as the number of teams and category expanded. It also marked the prowess of the Indonesian contingents where the various Indonesian teams sweeps almost all of the boys categories across all age groups, upstaging former tournament favourites.
A standout result among the fierce rivalries among the dominating Indonesian teams are Ascot Football Academy from Thailand, whom defeated strong favourites SSB Bontang, in the U14 Boys category. Chitnuphong Phraengphrom from Ascot Football Academy won the MVP while their finals rival’s Mayonda Virlo (SSB Bontang), won the Golden Boot with an astonishing 14 goals, the highest scoring player in the 2013 edition of SingaCup.
A new record has been set for SingaCup 2014 as we welcome more than 50 teams coming from Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Thailand and host nation, Singapore! In fact, responses for all age groups are so overwhelming that the team registration has been closed by early July 2014.
So be there at Cage Sports Park from 3 – 7 November 2014 to catch some of the world’s finest youth footballers sparring out in SINGACUP!