Oct. 31, 2021

#226 - Local football prodigy offered Premier League contract but unable to skip NS obligations

It's a short one today, folks! Singapore-born footballing talent Harry Birtwhistle, 17 years old, has been offered a professional contract to play with the Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League, but has been disallowed from skipping his National ...


It's a short one today, folks! Singapore-born footballing talent Harry Birtwhistle, 17 years old, has been offered a professional contract to play with the Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League, but has been disallowed from skipping his National Service obligations or even renouncing his SG citizenship to pursue the opportunity. Is this a fair move by MINDEF? How will this decision factor into young SG athletes’ futures as they chase their dreams?

 

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Local football prodigy offered Premier League contract but unable to skip NS obligations

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