Brothers Michael and Gary Khoo, members of BBG and football fanatics, decided to get together and play. One year ago, the league started as a weekly street soccer affair – and it consistently grew.
Soon, the team began to realize that there were other City Harvesters who were looking for the opportunity to put on their boots and work up a sweat. They quickly found out that this was also a great way to reach out to the lost and unchurched.
To Michael, Gary and their friends, it became obvious that there was much more that they could do with this group of amateur footie players, given their expertise and resources. They started holding matches regularly and out of this, the League was born, under the guidance of Pastor Choong Tsih Ming.
When asked about the future of the League, they believed that with support, in time to come, we should see City Harvest having a dedicated soccer team which will play against our affiliated churches in Malaysia or Taiwan.
The Harvest League hopes that it will grow to be an annual event on the Church calendar – and even become an event that will attract sponsors! So watch out for the Harvest Football League’s starting season kick-off match this coming November.
|PHOTOS: Jayson Lee