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A Rare Gem

 
Delwinder (left) in action against Tampines Rovers. (Photo: SSC)
 
“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death…I can assure you it is much, much more important than that” - Bill Shankly.

It is precisely that fire and passion that got a 19-year-old Delwinder Singh to where he is. Barely six months into his professional football career, Delwinder is on the verge of living his dream of representing our nation.

Always wanting to be a professional footballer, Delwinder’s dreams were first made real when he was spotted playing for Seng Kang Secondary School. After which, he was called up to train with the National Football Association (NFA) team.

Progressively moving up from the U-15s to the U-18s, Delwinder seemed to be going places until he suffered a Jones fracture last year during his Physical Education class. Out of action for eight months and missing the chance to be drafted into the Young Lions S.League team, some boys may have given up on the chance and reconsidered their options, but not this young man.

Carrying on his rehabilitation and training with the NFA squad, he was then spotted by current Tanjong Pagar coach Terry Pathmanathan who drafted the youngster into the S.League team. Delwinder has never looked back and is focused on his professional football career. He strives to give it his all and is eagerly waiting to don national colours.  

Realistically, he knows it is hard to be called into the national squad for the upcoming World Cup second round qualifier but he is hoping for the best. He aims to be the first Punjabi to play for Team Singapore.

“It is certainly tough (to be included in the squad) as they are many older and more experienced, but I want to make the Punjabis proud. I am also doing my best as I would also want to be included in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games squad,” said Delwinder Singh