Category: Media Watch
Million-dollar move by Sailors (Straits Times)
They were already a trailblazer for Singapore football as the country’s first privatised club in February and Lion City Sailors have again shown their ambition by committing $1 million to their Lion City Sailors (LCS) Football Academy.
Billionaire chairman Forrest Li hopes the revamped programme will help the Sailors grow into one of the top football clubs in Asia.
Lion City Sailors aim to develop talent good enough for Europe (ESPN)
Ambitious Singapore Premier League club Lion City Sailors on Wednesday announced a $1 million scholarship to develop local talent for the first team and for potentially playing abroad.
The Sailors took over Home United in 2020, a club that was previously one of Singapore football’s more prestigious teams with two league titles and six Singapore Cups to their names.
Lion City Sailors launch $1m programme to nurture young football talents (Yahoo)
Lion City Sailors (LCS), Singapore’s first privatised football club, have launched a $1 million scholarship programme to nurture the country’s young football talents.
The four-year Elite Development Programme will be the centrepiece initiative of the club’s revamped youth development centre, the LCS Football Academy.
Lion City Sailors umum tawaran biasiswa $1j untuk tingkat ekosistem bola sepak negara (Berita Harian)
KELAB bola sepak setempat, Lion City Sailors Football Club (LCSFC), hari ini mengumumkan langkah terbaharu dalam iltizamnya untuk meningkatkan ekosistem bola sepak Singapura, dengan pelancaran program biasiswa $1 juta.
Program biasiswa ini bertujuan memupuk kerjaya pemain bola sepak muda berbakat di negara ini.
新加坡互联网巨臂Sea入主本地足球队 (Fortune Times)
新加坡线上游戏与电子商务公司Sea公司（Sea Ltd） 上周五（14日）宣布，入主新加坡职业球队内政联足球俱乐部（Home United Football Club） ，并将之易名为狮城水手足球俱乐部（Lion City Sailors FC；狮城水手队）。
配合上述宣布，Sea公司也为狮城水手足球俱乐部推介了全新的标志、装备和全新阵容，以期开启新加坡足球发展史的全新时代。然后，在来临即将于2月29日掀开序幕的 新加坡超级足球联赛（Singapore Premier League；简称新超联赛） 全新赛季中，狮城水手队将在碧山体育场（Bishan Stadium）对垒新超联赛新科冠军文莱的DPMM球队。
The Launch of $1 Million EDP Scholarship by Lion City Sailors (Bolasepako)
Lion City Sailors Football Club (LCSFC) has announced the latest step in its commitment to enhancing Singapore’s football ecosystem, with the launch of a S$1 million scholarship programme – Elite Development Programme (EDP), designed to nurture the careers of the country’s most talented young footballers in a media statement issued by the only privately-owned club of the Singapore Premier League (SGPL).
Big-spending Lion City Sailors were held to a 1-1 draw by returning Tanjong Pagar United at the Jurong East Stadium on Friday (March 6), in their first Singapore Premier League (SPL) match.
The Sailors, who became Singapore’s first privatised football club after local billionaire Forrest Li and his tech firm Sea took ownership of former SPL club Home United last month, signed top national players like goalkeeper Hassan Sunny, midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman and forward Gabriel Quak to spearhead their charge for the SPL title this season.
Sailors all at sea in draw (Straits Times)
Big-spending Lion City Sailors were held to a 1-1 draw by returning Tanjong Pagar United at the Jurong East Stadium yesterday, in their first Singapore Premier League (SPL) match.
After a quarter of a century, Singapore football finally has its first privatised professional club.
In an exclusive interview with The Straits Times, billionaire Forrest Li revealed he will helm the Lion City Sailors Football Club, a new private entity that will replace two-time champions Home United in the Singapore Premier League (SPL).
Lion City Sailors are Singapore’s first privatised football club (Yahoo)
The Singapore Premier League (SPL) will see its first privatised professional football club, when the Lion City Sailors FC – formerly known as Home United – make their debut in the new season later this month.
Shopee’s parent company buys Home United, renames it ‘Lion City Sailors’ (Mothership)
Sea, which is the parent company of Shopee, Garena, and SeaMoney, is assuming 100 per cent ownership of Singapore Premier League club, Home United.
They will also be changing their name to Lion City Sailors.