HUFC footballers are affectionately called ‘the Protectors’ as they symbolise the Ministry of Home Affair’s mission of protecting the people, upholding law and order and keeping Singapore safe and secure.
In a nutshell, HUFC is more than a soccer club. We are an outfit with a social mission. Through football, we strive to develop our Singapore youths in the broadest sense: soccer excellence, sportsmanship and strength of character.”
Mission of Soccer
HUFC aims to be the most successful S. League Club, regularly representing Singapore in international competitions.
The Club will be renowned for its attractive brand of soccer and its excellent youth development programme producing talent for the Club and National Team. The Club’s fans will be highly enthusiastic, supportive and loyal, and will spur the team on to greater heights with their enthusiasm and fervour.
The Club will be distinguished by its community mission of taking youths off the street and by its players’ values of discipline, diligence, teamwork, collective responsibility, an excellent work ethic, camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play.
|Home United – Meet the Players
As the season draws ever closer to the opening day of the 2007 S-League season, we shall now take a closer look at the brand new Home United squad. First up, the DEFENDERS:
It’s been a real pleasure to know that two of Singapore’s best keepers, Lionel Lewis and Ridzuan Fatah, have been retained. Lionel performed heroics at the recently concluded AFF Asean Championships, while Ridzuan could have gone on to greener pastures in order to carve out a niche for himself, but who doesn’t like it at Home United?
Friendly Match: Home United FC vs Albirex Niigata FC @ Bishan Stadium on Sat, 10 Feb at 5pm
Dear HUFC Fans
Home United Football Club (HUFC) has assembled a new look team to challenge for the championship honors in the Sleague 2007 season. Five of the national heroes who captured the recently concluded AFF Championships will be the key players of this team. Guess who they are??
As a prelude to the 2007 season, HUFC will play a friendly match against Albirex Niigata which is another formidable foreign team playing in the Sleague.
Details of the match are as follows:
Home United FC against Albirex Niigata FC (Friendly Match)
Venue: Bishan Stadium
(Free entry to all)
Come join us at the Bishan Stadium for this exciting match and meet our new team. Bring your family and friends. So don’t miss this event this coming Saturday. Come, make a date with us.
As one of the top clubs in Singapore, Home United has set its sight on improving their performance, after a disappointing end to the 2006 season.
Looking back to last year, you need not be a scientist to figure out exactly what went wrong with Home’s season. Things turned pear-shaped as players came in and out of the revolving door at Bishan. Replacements were brought in hastily to fill the never ending woes. Injuries inevitably took the toll, the most notable being the absence of star striker Indra Sahdan. Still the statistics of only 49 goals scored, one of the worst in recent years, spoke volumes. Meanwhile key players and even squad players ‘took turns’, as they had various spells on the sidelines, with the national call-ups not helping Home’s cause. That said, it was a heartening sight to see youngsters step fearlessly into the fold.
|Coke @ Home for Teen Challenge – A good game plan
Singapore – 18 teens from Teen Challenge, one of Coca-Cola Singapore’s two adopted community groups, got the chance of a lifetime to play with professional soccer players from the Home United Football Club.
Held at the football club’s home stadium, the session started with an hour of skills training by the ex-national coach, Vincent Subramaniam. The two-hour session ended with a friendly match between the Home United Football Club, Teen Challenge and players from the F&N; Coca-Cola Sports and Recreation Club.
Teen Challenge helps marginalised teenagers in society be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society, during their one-year custodial stay at a halfway house. Coca-Cola works with Teen Challenge to organise active outdoor activities for the teenagers.
Coca-Cola Singapore is also the official sponsor of Home United Football Club since 2002. The Home United Football Club has been involved them “Step With It, Singapore!” and in a junior soccer clinic for disadvantaged children.
“This event was a great collaboration between Coca-Cola Singapore, Home United and Teen Challenge. It gave the boys of Teen Challenge an opportunity to experience the life of a footballer, what it means to be in a club and what professional footballers do during training sessions. We certainly hope it gave the boys a glimpse of what our footballers do on a daily basis, in order to further hone their skills,” said Farah Almuddin, Marketing Communications executive, Home United Football Club.
Jing Wen Then, a resident at the Teen Challenge Bukit Batok Hostel said, “This session has been fun, meaningful and a totally new experience for all of us. It is indeed a rare opportunity that we get to play with professional footballers of Home United team. This unique experience is something I will always remember.”
|PRIME LEAGUE – HUFC Finish Third
Home United finished third in the Prime League after a 4-0 hammering of Sengkang Marine in the final round of the season on Saturday (Oct 28).
The Protectors scored through Ismail Mukhtar (19th, 37th) and Shafuan Sutohmoh (26th, 93rd) to cap a remarkable finish after a slow start to the season.
Geylang United FC’s Prime League team were crowned champions with SAFFC in the runner up positon.