Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 24 May 2007 (16)

Previous Club: Mattar Sailors

It was a chance occasion – a cousin’s birthday – that gave Madelin her first taste of football, and it was love at first sight.

She has made many beautiful memories from her involvement in the sport that she now credits for shaping her personality and has taught her several valuable life lessons.

And that is saying something, coming from a natural athlete who has represented Singapore in basketball at the youth level.
A midfielder who can contribute to both defensive and offensive aspects of the game, Madelin is keen to retain the Deloitte Women’s Premier League title with the Sailors.


Nationality: Portuguese

DOB/Age: 22 March 1998 (26)

Previous Clubs: FC Porto B (2016-2019), Troyes (2019-2022), FC Paços de Ferreira (2021-2022 – loan, 2022-2023)

Rui is a defensive midfielder who spent a large portion of his youth career progressing through the ranks at FC Porto, featuring in their Under-15, U17 and U19 sides.

He was promoted to Porto’s B side to play in Liga Portugal 2, the second tier of Portuguese football, before moving permanently to French Ligue 2 side Troyes. After two seasons there, the midfielder moved back to play in the Portuguese top tier, the Primeira Liga, on loan with FC Paços de Ferreira before the deal was made permanent.

Rui previously captained Portugal’s national age-group sides on a regular basis and was called up till the U20 level. In 2017, he put up a solid display throughout the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, earning him a place in the Team of the Tournament.


Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 25 April 1998 (25)

Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2016-2018), Tanjong Pagar United (2021-2022)

Rusyaidi made his professional debut in 2016, in the same year he won the TNP Dollah Kassim Award. He returned from National Service obligations with a bang, ending 2022 as one of the best performers at a Tanjong Pagar side that punched above their weight in the Singapore Premier League.

A robust and all-action midfielder who never shirks from a challenge, the tenacious Rusyaidi adds steel to the Sailors’ engine room. The former Singapore Under-23 international is also reliable from set-pieces, and he now has the perfect platform at the Sailors to take his game to a whole new level.


Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 2 February 2002 (21)

Previous Clubs: Geylang International (2019-2020), Young Lions (2021-2022)

Qayyum displayed plenty of promise for the Young Lions in the 2022 Singapore Premier League season, the versatile left-footer featuring 25 times for the team across all competitions, playing in a variety of positions – from full-back to winger and even as an auxiliary striker – and scoring two goals in the process.

Adding depth to the Sailors’ flanks, Qayyum is targeting sturdy performances at the Bishan Stadium to launch his bid to represent the nation at the SEA Games and Asian Games later this year.


Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 22 August 1988 (35)

Previous Clubs: Tanjong Pagar United (2011, 2012-2013), Home United (2012, 2018-2019), Geylang International (2014-2015), Warriors FC (2016-2017)

Well-known as a speed merchant, Hafiz forged himself a reputation as a dangerous and tricky winger in his younger days. He has since done well to transform himself into a steady and committed full-back, who is capable of putting in crunching tackles as well as whipping in dangerous crosses from his flank.

Now the senior statesman at the Sailors, Hafiz is still going strong and enjoys the opportunity to impart his knowledge to the younger ones at the club.

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Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 14 October 2003 (20)

Previous Clubs: Arion FA

Venetia may be shy in nature, but turns into a domineering and assertive figure once she crosses the white line.

She started playing football at four years of age, joining her three older brothers at the JSSL Academy, playing alongside boys before the academy launched a girls’ programme some four years later.

With strong family backing – her father is a recreational player, and her mom is fervently supportive of the siblings’ commitment to football – Venetia played under the books of Arion FA before earning a call up to the senior Lionesses squad, representing the nation at a couple of SEA Games.

On the pitch, the central midfielder exhibits her superb technical abilities on the ball. Off it, she has a musical streak as she can play both the guitar and piano.

Hui Xin

Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 23 April 1992 (31)

Previous Clubs: Home United, Woodlands Wellington

A bit of a sports fanatic who dallied with badminton and track and field, Hui Xin gave football a go with friends when in primary school and was hooked by the camaraderie and team dynamics of football.

The sport took her on a journey of highs and lows that featured a Direct Schools Admission (DSA) entry into Victoria Junior College, stints with Home United – the previous iteration of the Lion City Sailors – and Woodlands Wellington.

A midfield enforcer who possesses superb playmaking abilities, Hui Xin is a real leader in this young Sailors side and her years of experience comes in handy to help guide the rising talents of the Singapore women’s game.


Nationality: German

DOB/Age: 12 August 1991 (32)

Previous Clubs: Warriors FC, VfL Bochum 1848, SG Lütgendortmund

Julia lives and breathes football.

The midfielder who will turn 31 in August 2022 started playing football on the streets of Germany against boys before embracing a more formal setting in a club as a 12-year-old – still pitting herself against boys.

Off the pitch, football remains a central feature for Julia who has chosen a career in sports management and business development for German giants Borussia Dortmund – the very club that inspired her initial involvement in the sport.

It was Dortmund’s expansion into Asia that brought Julia to Singapore, and she brought her experience from VfL Bochum 1848 and SG Lütgendortmund to Warriors FC before signing up with the Sailors – where she featured in a hatful of games in a remarkable unbeaten title-winning season in 2022.


Nationality: Singaporean

DOB/Age: 16 December 1998 (25)

Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2015-2018), Home United (2019), Young Lions (2020-2021)

An elegant midfield playmaker who always seems to have an extra yard of space on the ball and has the vision to produce defence-splitting passes, Hami has long been viewed as one of the most accomplished local midfielders since making his professional debut in 2016. At just age 24, he already has more than 100 professional club appearances under his belt and is now going into his ninth season in the Singapore Premier League.

Hami enjoyed an excellent 2019 season with Home United – the former iteration of the Sailors – scoring the decisive penalty to help the club win the Community Shield, and also netting a long-range scorcher on his AFC Cup debut. Hami has since kicked on to be a regular in the Singapore national team and has the potential to be a lynchpin in the Sailors’ engine room.