Pictured above : Mr. Philip Tan, Director of International Operations, BG Sport Co., Ltd (left) and Desmond Ong, Chairman, Tampines Rovers FC (right). Photo Credit : Rookbook Sports
A signing ceremony held on 23rd September 2023 marked the start of a three-year partnership between Tampines Rovers Football Club (“TRFC”) and BG Pathum United (“BGPU”).
The ceremony was attended by over 70 participants, which included a wide range of stakeholders, including fans from both teams, members of the Singapore football fraternity, as well as representatives from J1 League side, Cerezo Osaka, an affiliated club with BG Pathum United. The ceremony was also graced with the presence of Guest of Honour, Mr Eric Chua, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Social and Family Development (pictured below).
BGPU is a Thai professional football club based in Pathum Thani province playing in the Thai League 1. BGPU is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative football institutions in the SE Asia region.
Through the partnership, both clubs seek to foster a close relationship on-and-off the field. Off the field, this will include co-branding initiatives, as well as the appointment of BGPU officials to TRFC’s management board. Football-wise, TRFC will enjoy the use of BGPU facilities for pre-season and mid-season preparations. TRFC will also be able to tap upon BGPU’s resources in relation to new football technologies, cutting-edge sports science, as well as marketing and social media/fan engagement, to name a few. It is also envisaged that there will be player movements between TRFC and BGPU and its affiliated clubs.
The club will also sport new branding moving forward, BG Tampines Rovers FC, as a sign of solidarity for this partnership.
With this partnership, BG TRFC hopes to be able to forge towards a new future for the club, as well as for Singapore football as a whole.