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.
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.
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Football has evolved in Taiwan over the last 20 years and so did Saturday Football.
In 2018 Saturday Football had about 120 kids. Our operation on Saturdays was way too big for Taipei European School (TES).
That summer it was time to move out from the TES facilities. We became an independent football club.
SFI - Saturday Football International FC was founded with one of the biggest Youth Development Program in Taiwan.
In 2020 SFI offers a Grassroots program for age groups U8-U12 and a football academy for players in the 14-18 age groups.
Saturday Football International
We created SFI (Saturday Football International), 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 kids can learn more about sports.
We will teach them about 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.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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.