Regular indoor football, sport and other activity for working adults in Singapore

Scheduling: 17 November 2009

Posted by rajiv on 17 November 2009

Although I did not schedule any routine sessions during the interruption from 24 October 2009 to 15 November 2009, alternative arrangements were made for the bookings I had to be used to organize games at the usual days and times (other than cancellations on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Wednesday last week).  These were usually in the form of either a routine session or a representative game, but Rajseran managed a mini-tournament on Sunday.

Project FAFI showed that any regular participant could organize regular games, with Tom and Rajseran organizing the Monday night games at Turf City, and the bookings in Tom’s name.

Under the alternative arrangements, Poh Keng co-ordinated the routine games on Tuesday and Thursday at The Cage, Sushil co-ordinated the representative games on Wednesday night at Sports Planet, and apart from the mini-tournament last Sunday, Rajseran co-ordinated the representative games on Sunday evening at Turf City.

In addition, Kevin A organised a couple of games on Saturday afternoons at Turf City.

Before the interruption, the 6 regular games we have each week (every day of the week except Friday) had been covered two posts, each covering 3 games:

  • one for the two weekend sessions and the FAFI game on Monday.
  • another one for the sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It was convenient for me to have several sessions covered by a single post, as I alone was updating the Routine Schedule page.

However, as pointed out by Poh Keng, it can be messy if any other participant is taking over the co-ordination of a particular session or game. He therefore introduced a system of copying and pasting the list of names for each session/game.

To make it even simpler, from next week onwards,  each session/game will have a separate post on a new message board – Generic Indoor Football For All (GIFFA) on Aimoo.   The URL is don’t have to be a member to post.

It will take a while to get the message board going (as was the case with this blog).

As explained earlier, I prefer the term “generic indoor football” to “futsal”. 🙂

Scheduled sessions/games will appear on the GIFFA message board under the Schedule Category 6 or 7 days beforehand.

The more general OPSAGE post will continue to appear on the blog each week to cover other games and activities.

I’ll also continue to update the Routine Schedule (renamed Current GIFFA Games) page on the blog for now.

With the birth of my baby girl on 2 November 2009, I won’t be playing much before the end of the year.

Also, I can’t be SMSing participants to fill up sessions as much as I had been before the interruption.  Nor will I be doing line ups, although I might do so for a session I am playing in.

I suggest that for each session/game, a participant volunteer to co-ordinate – to keep track of the numbers and to try to get to the requisite number (8, 10 or 12), and arrange the line ups.  If no one volunteers, the first regular participant to put his name down could do it.  In my mind, a regular participant is one who has played at least 20 sessions/games in the past 6 months.  This can be found in the participation records.

Where I end up co-ordinating a session/game, priority will be given to those on the Participant List, then chronologically.  The ultimate benefit of FIOFAFI will continue to be a growing pool of players.  I will continue to maintain and circulate the database.

I see more of the regular indoor football stuff moving to the GIFFA message board by the end of the year.  However, the blog will continue to be used to introduce new participants.

This blog will also continue to discuss new developments in promoting sport and activity for older or working adults.


29 Responses to “Scheduling: 17 November 2009”

  1. Damian Y said

    CONGRATS Jiv!!! You are now a Happy Daddy!!

  2. Yaseen said

    I will just stick to this blog Jiv… Saw the other web and its kind of dead..

  3. rajiv said

    The game for next Wednesday at Sports Planet has been put up on the GIFFA message board.

    • ron said

      Hi Rajiv,
      no more FIOFAFI game on Saturday anymore?

      • rajiv said

        I didn’t have a booking at Sports Planet the first week, we didn’t have enough players the next two weeks. Kevin A had another game last Saturday afternoon at Sports Planet which a few of our participants joined. He has another one this Saturday.

        Until the end of the year, as long as Kevin has a game on Saturday afternoon at Sports Planet, I won’t have another one.

    • Kevin A said

      Ron, I need a couple more for a game on Sat 4-5pm @ Sports Planet. If you join, we just need 2 more to put together a FIOFAFI team to take on my PMC boys again. Let me know. Thanks.

  4. Balach said

    congrats Rajiv!

  5. yip weng said

    Congrats Rajiv!

    I want to apologise for my absence. I got married on 20 Sep, honeymoon until 20 Oct, and since then I have been adjusting to married life and not been joining kickabouts because wife expects visitations to in laws during those times. i am gradually making alternative arrangements and hope to have spare time for football soon.

    on a more serious note, my knee has become prone to swelling and I fear seeing a doctor lest he might again say i tore my meniscus… ive already got 4 knee ops and dread having to go for another


  6. yuchi said

    first of all,
    everyone should thank jiv.
    for his effort in running Fiofafi back into our social football habit.
    and congrats on ur fatherhood.

    that in mind,
    the rest of us shall just step up to run the show with / and without him.

    I’m suggesting tat Raj shall run the Premier Pitch session,
    say with another couple of the Turf city regulars

    Someone else may choose to take up the Sports Planet / Cage / Fico games
    then …

    Personally i would like to propose a squad of 30 players to play in social football leagues and competitions.
    So tat those of us who wants both the 11-a-side games and futsal can have 2 platforms to enjoy Football…

    Cheers to all & do contact me if you have any ideas or suggestions.


    • Yaseen said

      True Yuchi.. In fact there is a futsal tournament on 20th december.. Whole day event and it cost $70 for a team of 6. Prizes includes cash prizes and trophies… Not sure if our players are interested or can committ for a full day from 8am to about 6pm..Of course as far as competition is concerned, a strong team is needed.. Let me know if anyone can put up a team..

    • rajseran said

      Hi Yuchi

      probably you and Yaseen want to take over the sunday games as i am retiring from this . I am working on most weekends. Thanks

  7. rajiv said

    Thanks Balach, Yip Weng and Yuchi.

  8. rajseran said

    Congrats Rajiv

    Mine coming up soon

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