Saturday Football International (SFI) Youth Development Program
International Grassroots Students
Our Grassroots Program is truly international. Because our many years of history with the Taipei European School, we have young players from many countries, including England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Wales, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Malaysia and of course local players from Taiwan.
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SFI Grassroots Mission
SFI’s mission is to support educational advancement in the local community. We encourage the development of an improved standard of physical fitness.
Saturday Football started 20 years ago with only a few Taipei European School (TES) students.
In the early days, there weren’t any youth football teams in Taiwan. Saturday Football was a fun “picnic” on Saturdays. There weren’t any tournaments or competing teams in Taipei at the time.
Football has evolved in Taiwan over the last 20 years and so did Saturday Football.
In the 2017 - 2018 season, Saturday Football had about 200 kids. Our operation on Saturdays was way too big for Taipei European School (TES).
That summer it was time for Saturday Football to move out from the TES facilities.
We became an independent Football Club with one of the biggest Youth Program in Taiwan.
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Saturday Football International
We created Saturday Football International (SFI), with a clear mission.
We want to help training the new generation of football players in Taiwan. Our goal is to create an environment in which they can learn more about sports. We will teach them good sportsmanship, as well as fair and generous behavior. They will learn the technical, tactical and analytical aspects of football. We want to create an environment in which our players can realize their full potential.
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Our New Location
SFI signed a contract with the Taipei City government to adopt the Bailing Sports Park Stadium for 2 years.
Bailing is one of the few pitches in Taipei with lights. This will allow our adult team and academy to train and organize training and matches at night.