Closing Ceremony Of SIFLS And Donate To Orphans
In the afternoon on May 25, 2019, the organizer of Starbalm International Football League Sai Gon (SIFLS) held the closing ceremony at the football field of RMIT University, closed the tournament has been going on for 8 months. SIFLS also pleased to announce that they have raised fund during the tournament for Green Bamboo Shelter.
The Saigon International Football League (SIFL) was founded in 2000 as four expat teams and one Vietnamese team who decided to compete on a more formal basis. Since then the league has been immensely popular, with expats from all continents registering teams. Over the years, several Vietnamese corporate teams have also joined the league. The SIFL has slowly evolved from a recreational league into something more serious, without losing the focus on its founding principals “recreation” and “networking”. Expats and locals from major cooperation’s compete and network through the SIFL, with long lasting relationships as a result.
And in season 2018/2019, with STARBALM as the title sponsor, the league name is changed to the STARBALM International Football League Saigon (SIFLS).
We have had 8 teams joining the League this year: Saigon Raiders, Saigon Hotshots, Japan SFC, Fighting Cocks FC, Saigon Saints, Sporting Saigon, Olympique de Saigon, Korea United FC.
3pm on May 25, the final match between Saigon Raiders and Fighting Cocks FC finished with the score was even. The winning then belonged to Fighting Cocks FC by penalty with the score of 3-1. The strategy of Fighting Cocks was to utilize the effectiveness of Edward and Stanley. Although Saigon Raiders did not win this battle, they would not be so disappointed as they have already won the League Championship.
The tournament encourages individual achievements through Titles: Most Valueable Player and Top Scorer. Most Valueable Player title went to Luu Viet Thanh from Olympique de Saigon. He has contributed to make his team the third place despite the fact that his teammates are older than competitors’players. Top Scorer went to Edward from Fighting Cocks with 14 times of goal score.
SIFLS not only has spirit of dynamic sports, but also upholds the spirit of fair-play by letting the players pay their fine of yellow card or red card. The whole amount of the fine is put into the fund to support Green Bamboo Shelter. In addition, the players also showed their efforts to raise funds by contributing themselves and advocating relatives and friends to give a hand. The total amount is 25,250,000 VND was used to by kitchen equipment to improve living standard for children at Green Bamboo Shelter. The message conveys that sports are not only good for health but also for charity and social activities.
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