Republic FC is a Women's football club based in Sngapore that participates in the FAS Women National League and FAS Challenge Cup annually.
There has always been difficulty to get a proper place to train for the players as it requires financial stability from the club. The expenditure to book and use the pitch to train for both competition throughout the season from January 2018 to October 2018 already reach at a cost of $12,000 on the minimum. There's still alot of other expenditure that requires for the club to run smoothly and to sum it all up, it takes at a estimated of $40,000 minimum yearly for the Club to run.
The club consist of 25 players with a Team Manager, Head Coach and a Goalkeeping coach that is passionate about football. The players are working really hard to juggle between a Full-time job and playing football professionally without any allowance or wages due to shortage of funding. Even the Club Staffs are without any pay, doing it on voluntary basis. The motivation that drive the team of players and staffs to keep on going and face the struggle is because the team truly believe that in years to come they could achieve their dreams in becoming women professional footballer and create a foundation for the upcoming generations of women's footballer in Singapore.
Just like how the England Women's football grow from part time footballer to getting a professional football contract, playing and training full time. They started with players having a full time job outside and training for the club 4 times a week and getting 30 GBP allowance every match. Through the struggle and perseverance, Liverpool Ladies was the first club in England to sign professional contract for 5 players out of the whole squad of 20 over players, that was 10 years ago and now we could see all Women's club in Europe providing their players with a professional contract. Even the United States Women's Team made a struggle and through the support from the community things changed. They fought and struggle to achieve their dream, but it all happened with the support from the community. We believe that Women's football in Singapore can grow with the support of everyone.
We hope with the support in women's football from the community and people around the world for the love of the game, it would definitely make a difference towards the future for women's football in Singapore, Asia and globally. Do support us people. You will make a difference in Republic FC players, Women's football in Singapore and also the life of the players by supporting us.