RCS backs FootballPlus, as part of its focus on youth and young people, helps raise funds to build two- 7-a-side football pitches in Singapore.

Mental well-being has become one of the key focus for schools and youth organisations in Singapore. One of the strategies identified by the Ministry of Education in developing mental well-being, is to help the young people build strong values and character such as resilience, empathyand positive mindset to face challenges confidently. The Covid-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse.

At the same time, we need to build a community in which the young people feel safe in being a part of, and especially for those struggling or from a disadvantaged background, a community where they feel accepted for who they are. [Read More]

FootballPlus is a charity with full IPC status launched in October 2013 in Singapore using football to help change lives among young people and build stronger communities.

Through the support from The Rotary Club of Singapore, FootballPlus aims to reach out to more young people through the following programmes:

Champions - a football programme that aims to engage children through values-based football programme that includes academic support, mentoring and financial aid to children from low income homes.

STAY in the Game – A mental health awareness programme that engages youth in regular kick-abouts with the inclusion of adult mentors. FootballPlus also aims to equip adult mentors, coaches, and other community leaders through an innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) to help reduce suicidal behaviours and save lives.

All these were made possible through the support of The Rotary Club of Singapore who helped raised funds to build two 7-aside football pitches that will enable young footballers to have a place that they can call home. A place where they are supported and equipped to become true CHAMPIONS on and off the field.

FootballPlus, It’s More Than A Game!