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Fadhil Salim

Lead Coach

James Hagerty

Chelsea FC Football Development Officer

Fadhil has an extensive professional playing background as a goalkeeper spanning 16 years including one full international cap for the Singaporean national team. During his professional playing days, he represented Hougang United, Young Lions and Woodland Wellington. Starting for Chelsea FC in 2013, Fadhil supports all levels of the CFC IDC programme and is a fully qualified Chelsea FC International Coach. “I love helping players push themselves as when they do the possibilities are endless!” James is in his 8th year working for Chelsea FC Foundation and having lived and worked in Korea and Thailand, he now adds Singapore to the list. James studied Sports Coaching and Performance at university within the United Kingdom whilst obtaining his UEFA ‘B’ Licence and his FA Youth Coaching Award. “It is great for me to come and see children in the Singapore community and provide them a genuine playing experience with Chelsea FC coaches. To have this responsibility gives me great pleasure as I can see the direct impact that Chelsea FC are providing in the lion state.” 

Rudy Benicio

Lead Coach


Rudy has played professionally for six years in Singapore and represented the U19 Singaporean national team at the AFC Asia Youth tournament in Malaysia. Besides his involvement with the national team, Rudy has also played professionally for Tanjong Pagar and SAFFC and began working for Chelsea FC in 2014. “Football has always been a big part of my life and it’s great to have a role with Chelsea FC that allows me to help young players challenge themselves and enjoy the game as much as I do.”



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