On 26 March 2022, the Fédération Française de Football (French Football Federation – FFF) and the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) signed a three-year cooperation agreement at the Singapore Sports Hub.
His Excellency Mr Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore, and FFF’s Secretary-General Ms Laura Georges were present at the event to witness the signing and to sign respectively with her Singaporean counterpart.
The FFF Secretary-General is a two-time UEFA Women’s Champions League winner who plied her trade at top clubs like Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. She also played in three World Cups for France. Ms Laura Georges said: “It’s important to understand the sports ecosystem in Singapore, how people practice sports, why girls want to go play, how many players there are and what are the goals of the federation…”.
Under the cooperation agreement both sides will collaborate on two main areas: women’s football development and technical exchange programme over the next three years.
As part of the agreement, the FFF will share its technical expertise by providing training courses to technical staff in Singapore, as well as potential exchange and attachment opportunities for coaches, players, football science and medicine personnel.
During its stay in Singapore, the FFF delegation also visited the French Football Academy Singapore, founded two years ago and seeking to recruit motivated young players who are looking to go further in their footballing careers.