Academy FAQ

Where do you train?

Our training sessions are held at the following venues:

1) Merlion Sports City, 778A Dunearn Rd

For directions to the Merlion Sports City, please visit our Venues Page

2) The Cage @ Turf City at 220 Turf Club Road

For directions to Turf city, please visit our Venues Page

3) UWC South East Asia Dover, 1207 Dover Road

For directions to UWC South East Asia Dover, please visit our Venues Page

For specific details relating to your age group please email:

When do you train?

Weekdays: Your training sessions schedule will depend on your age group, but we hold sessions on weekdays, in the evenings, usually commencing at 5:00pm onwards

Weekends: We also hold sessions on Saturdays. Timings and venue may vary

For specific details relating to your age group please email:

What age groups does SFC Academy cater for?

Our academy caters for boys and girls starting at Under 8s all the way through to Under 19s.

Do you have teams for boys and girls?

Yes, we have teams for both boys and girls

Who are SFC Academy’s coaches?

All our coaches are professionals of the highest standard, and include former professionals and semi-professional footballers. We also have a dedicated goalkeeping coach too.

Full details of all our coaches can be found on our Coaches page

Do your teams participate in matches?

Yes, we have teams that participate in both JSSL Singapore National Youth Leagues as well as other national competitions across Singapore. We additionally enter regional international competitions as well as tournaments in Europe, North America and Asia.

Do you hold trials?

Yes, we do host trials at the academy. These are held periodically depending on age groups. Please register your interest by emailing us at

Is it free to attend a trial at SFC Academy?

Yes, to attend a trial session at our academy there is no charge. Please register your interest by filling out our form on the enrolment page

What are the costs involved to be part of the Academy?

To join SFC Academy depends on a number of factors, including how many training sessions a week you will commit to as a player.

Additionally, siblings of existing SFC Academy players, are entitled to a 10% discount.

Furthermore, in some cases we are also able to offer football academy scholarships to players.

For enquiries relating to fees, scholarships and sibling related discounts please email with your specific question at

Does SFC provide scholarship places?

Yes, we do. For all scholarship related enquiries please register your interest by emailing us at and we will then get straight back to you

Do you participate in tournaments?

Yes, we will be entering teams in the upcoming 2020/21 JSSL Singapore National Youth Leagues

Do your coaches know First Aid?

Yes. All our coaches have had basic first aid training and can assist in minor injuries

What happens to training sessions in the event of wet weather, lightning or haze?

RAIN & LIGHTNING: SFC Academy follows the National Environment Agency (NEA) rain, haze and Lightning Warning System (LWS) guidelines.

Even if the area of Singapore you are in has heavy rain please assume that training is always on.

In case of rain/lightning the coaches will provide an update to the squad/team thirty minutes prior to training about the weather conditions. This will be according to NEA web page as well as when they are on the training pitch

Coaches will use their own discretion to factor in both the weather and playing field conditions to decide if it is safe to play - even prior to the LWS being activated.

Training will be stopped or suspended if the LWS is activated. It will only resume once the LWS indicates it is safe

HAZE: In case of haze, training sessions will stop in the event the PSI level is above 100

All of the above measures are put in place solely with the players’ and coaches’ health and safety in mind.


As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on 19th May 2020, Singapore will embark on a three-phased approach to resume activities safely, post-circuit breaker. For football clubs and academies in Singapore, the focus is naturally on “Phase 2”.

Until the Government indicates that it is safe to resume sports and group activities we will not be able to host training session or trials. We will do our best to provide updates via our website.

How do I register my interest in your Academy?

Please fill out the enrolment form on our Enrol page

Who can I contact if my question is not answered here?

Please contact us at