FAS' gate collections $2M while salaries for 6 key personnel $1.6M

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picture credit: Nik "CAP" T

By: 永久浪客/Forever Vagabond

It was earlier reported that while FAS was only willing to spend $70,000 on local football tournaments and community development, it was more than happy to spend $1,640,056 on the salaries of its key management personnel (http://theindependent.sg/fas-spends-70k-on-community-football-but-1-6m-on-salaries-of-key-personnel).

In its annual report, it has listed its key management personnel as:
• General Secretary
• CEO of S.League
• National Coach
• Technical Director
• Director S.League
• Deputy General Secretary

Of the six, 3 was revealed to have received annual salaries of:
• $200,001 to $300,000 – 1 person
• $400,001 to $500,000 – 2 persons

That is, these 3 received a total salary of between $1,000,003 to $1,300,000 out of the $1,640,056 in the last FY 2015.

Tongue-lashing incident of S.League CEO COL (NS) Lim

It was further revealed that FAS General Secretary who was promoted from his previous S.League CEO position is Winston Lee. The current S.League CEO is COL (NS) Lim Chin, the former SAF Chief of Artillery (http://theindependent.sg/ceo-of-s-league-is-ex-saf-chief-of-artillery-earning-big-salary-in-fas).

COL (NS) Lim was in the news 2 years ago when his tongue-lashing incident with some S.League players occurred in closed-door, was recorded by someone and put online for the public to view. In that incident, when the players questioned the club management and himself, he exploded:

“The chairman of the club and the management committee (are) above all of you. You are players, nobody is bigger than the club. The chairman heads the club. The management committee is not for you to judge… So I think you all need to know where you stand as a player, as a staff, as a coach. Do not ever question the chairman on his role and responsibility.”

Dismal gate collections

According to its annual report for the last FY, FAS was only able to get $1,969,705 for its gate collections.
1This means the gate collections alone are just able to cover the $1,640,056 of FAS’ 6 key management personnel.

In fact, most of the FAS revenue has to come from the generous donations of Tote Board – money from Singaporean punters of 4D, TOTO, Singapore Sweep, sports betting and horse racing.

In the last FY, donations amounted to $23,657,179 or close to 70% of FAS total revenue.