HRH Prince 'Abdul Muntaqim (R) sidesteps a tackle during the DPMM FC's Football Fanfare held at Jerudong Mini Stadium yesterday. BT/Md Asdeny Yakub
DPMM FC's Football Fanfare ended with Sports School Academy A defeating Puspa Grassroots Academy A 2-1 in penalties after a 0-0 draw yesterday.
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Muntaqim also took part in the days fanfare going up against Sports School Academy players in a number of games in a VIP match.
DPMM FC vice-chairman YAM Pg Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pg Anak Haji Abdul Rahim Pg Indera Mahkota Pg Anak (Dr) Kemaludin Al-Haj was also present at yesterday's event.
Singapore League (S-League) Chief Executive Officer, Lim Chin was on hand to give a speech prior to the matches at the Mini Stadium in Jerudong.
The one-day event is the club's 'reach out' programme held before they start off their 2014 S-League season.
Amongst the teams that took part were Puspa Grassroots Academy A, Puspa Grassroots Academy B, Mix Kids, Jis A, Jis B, Varcepool, Cousin Kids, AAG Team, Young Raptor, Tebuan team and 10 teams from the Sports School Academy.
DPMM FC Striker Shahrazen Said thought that it was a good idea that DPMM FC held the fanfare.
"These kids may be our future for the national team and the club," said Shahrazen.
"I've seen two to three good players from Puspa Grassroots Academy and two from the Sports School Academy, he said.
DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean saw the Football Fanfare as a way to also scout out the young talents.
"It's just really a good chance for the kids to mix with the DPMM FC players because probably most of the kids came to the games. "They'll identify with one of the players and it's good for our lads because we're going to have a wander around the players and take some notes on who we think will have a better chance.
"It can only be good (for the kids) and give them motivation to hopefully start their dream that they first came here and then a vision of playing for the club one day," added Kean.