Greetings my fellow SG Gooners,
The day is here. Our Arsenal is back. Life can be back to normal again.
We had a nice warm-up last Sunday as we swatted aside the champions Man City 3-0 to clinch our second piece of silverware in 85 days! This Saturday, that’s when the serious business of league football and points come into the equation as we kick off the season with a London derby against the Pulis-less Crystal Palace. There’s only one place you need to be so make sure you join us at Molly Roffey's (Bras Basah) for the 12.30am kickoff.
Membership sign-ups and renewals for the new season will take place at the usual spot outside the pub from 10.30pm to 12am so do come down early if you are planning to do so. I’m also delighted to announce that we will be organising our second Annual Arsenal Singapore Futsal Tournament on Saturday 13 September from 12pm to 4pm at Kovan Sports Centre.
As Gooners, we all know that the Arsenal is special and earlier this week, the club showed why we often hear the word ‘class’ being used to describe them. You may have seen some of our local media pick up the story about how a very special Singapore Gooner, Jason Chee, received a surprise package in the mail – a letter to encourage and thank him for his support signed off by none other than the boss Arsene Wenger himself, alongside with a team poster signed by the entire team.
You can read about it here.
Jason has been through a lot but his spirit, resilience and determination shines through. Like all of us, he’s a passionate Gooner himself and had even joined us at Molly’s last season for a game. We will be inviting him to join us again this season whenever he can make it. He told me that he is very optimistic about the new season. And I say, why not?
Here’s to a good start and a fantastic season ahead for the Arsenal!
We will be organising our annual Arsenal Singapore Futsal Tournament!
Here are some details:
- Tournament will be on on Sat, 13 September 2014.
- Timing is between 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
- Venue is at Kovan Sports Centre, No. 60 Hougang Street 21.
- The registration fee for each team is only $35.
- Each team may register a maximum of Seven (7) players with a Manager in-charge of the team.
- From the list of Seven (7) registered players, a minimum of four (4) players have to be official members of Arsenal Singapore.
- A female player can be the eighth player.
- There is no age limit. However, the combined age of all 7 players (excluding female player) has to be more than 120 years old.
- Top 4 teams will receive prizes, ranging from medals and vouchers.
Why wait! Go and form your futsal teams. Even if you have never played football in your life, join in! This is the only chance to try the game with your friends and family. This tourney will be a day of fun for all!
Are you excited and ready for the new season? Are you prepared for the start of another epic ride with the Arsenal in what could be a very special season ahead? It’s just not the same watching football without the Arsenal, isn’t it? There was some tournament called the World Cup where the best part was probably seeing our BFG, Mesut and Poldi lift that shiny little trophy. Since then, pre-season has simply flown by. We’ve signed four new players before July was even out, launched our new kit with Puma and are now just a little over a week away from kicking off the new season.
Last season was a memorable one in more ways than one for the Arsenal and for Arsenal Singapore.
We moved to our new home at Molly Roffey’s and by the end of the season, we had a trophy to our name after that epic FA Cup Final. It’s been a fantastic partnership between us and Molly Roffey’s and I am delighted to announce that we have extended our agreement for them to be the official home of Arsenal Singapore for the upcoming 2014-15 season. This Sunday 10 August, we are back to Wembley again for the Community Shield against the moneybags of Man City. Kickoff is at 10pm and Molly’s at Bras Basah will of course be screening it ‘LIVE’.
We will be taking in renewals and sign-ups for the new season from 8pm to 9.30pm so come on down early to ensure that you will continue to enjoy the benefits of being an Arsenal Singapore member for the new season.
From this season onwards, Molly’s will be implementing a first drink charge to everyone including our members. Members will still have priority for entry but with this system in place, this will ensure that you can get your order in especially when the place gets really packed. We are also working closely with them to come up with more food and drink combos so watch this space! As Gooners, making a trip to the home of football to catch the team ‘live’ has to be on your must-do list. If you are planning on making a trip to London this season, do check out our latest ticketing deadlines on our ticketing section on our website. It’s just been updated to include the Burnley and Man United games, deadlines being 26 August and 15 September respectively.
Happy National Day all you Singapore Gooners and see you on Sunday!