THE NEW PAPER'S Save Jurong Campaign
What have Owen, Macca to do with Jurong?
It seems like everybody is getting involved in The New Paper's 'Save Jurong
Campaign', as IRENE KEW finds out...
Nov 4, 1998
IT'S $10 for striker Michael Owen and $7 for midfielder Steve McManaman (Macca for
Liverpool fans Stephen Tan, 22, and Darren Chia, 23, have donated $17 to the Save
Jurong Campaign. That's a total of the jersey numbers of their favourite players (Owen
wears No 10 and Macca No 7).
Though they are hardly S-League fans, they decided to chip in after reading about
Jurong FC's financial troubles in the newspapers.
Said Stephen, a second-year accountancy student from Nanyang Technological University:
"Our main aim is to do our bit for the S-League. We're, after all, football
And huge Liverpool fans, they are.
Both have set up a Liverpool website that chronicles the history and latest happenings
in the club.
And sitting on the website now is a link to the Save Jurong Campaign.
Explained Stephen: "We hope people who visit our website can also contribute a
little to this campaign."
Visit their website:
'Foe' Balestier helps out
FOES on the soccer field but friends once the game is over.
Another local football club has come forward to lend a helping hand.
Balestier Central FC collected a neat $310.65 for the Save Jurong Campaign at its last
S-League home match at Toa Payoh stadium last month.
Said Mohamed Zainudeen, 29, technical secretary of Balestier Central FC: "Since
one of the clubs is having some problems, we all should help out. They are also part of
At the match against Tanjong Pagar United which the Tigers lost 4-1, Balestier placed a
donation box at the entrance of the stadium.
They made announcements before and during the match so fans could make their
Other clubs have also helped out. One of the first was Woodlands Wellington which gave
Others like the Geylang Boleh fan club, Sembawang Rangers, Marine Castle United,
Tampines Rovers, Gombak United and Home United have all chipped in.
The Campaign has raised $63,512.88 as of yesterday. Yesterday's generous donors are: Balestier
Central Football Club - $310.65
Tom - $50
Save Jurong Lifeline - $36
Young fan Valentino - $30
Mersey Reds - $17