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FIOFAFI – More Than Just FAFI … I Mean Football

Tue 23 December 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Some of you may previously have read how this blog came to be named “FIOFAFI”.

The blog is primarily about continuing to play football even as we get older.

While football remains the principal focus of the blog, it’s more broadly about keeping fit and active even as we get older.

You’re never too young, or too old, to develop good habits for a healthy, active life.

Do we really need a government-led active ageing program?

It doesn’t have to be limited to football. Most of us have or seek to develop other sporting interests. I’m aware of a few.  Of the top of my head:

  • Golf – Bret, Reza and John S.
  • Triathlon / Cycling – Steve du P, Simon and Geoff.
  • Rock climbing – Bret.
  • Yoga – Geoff.
  • Tennis – Raj/Santi.

Bret was telling me yesterday about going sailing with John S at the weekend.

We’re probably too old for some things, but there are enough other activities available to keep us interested and active until the day we die (or become incapacitated, whichever comes first).

If you participate in other activities, and have something informative or interesting to say about it, feel free to write about it on the blog.

Even walking the dog.

Those of you who have already been added as authors, you can do it as a separate post, under the “Mind & Body” category. Any regular who would like to be added as an author, open a WordPress account, and e-mail me the e-mail address you use to open or operate the account.

Football remains the main focus of the blog – both playing it and discussing it. If you have to stop playing to recover from illness or injury, or stop for good due to cumulative wear and tear on your body, you can always participate in or initiate “red-hot” football talk on the blog.

Again, any regular can be added as an author, as described above. A regular is anyone who plays regularly at FIOFAFI sessions or other activities organized through the blog, or comments regularly on the blog.

Coming back to the name, “FIOFAFI”. When it was created, “Football Into Our Forties & Fifties” had one meaning, that is, playing or sustaining an interest in football into our forties and fifties.

Over the past couple of months, I have been looking at a second interpretation. The blog is not just about football, it’s also about keeping active into our forties and fifties.

To cover both meanings, I’ve added a second comma after “Football” – “Football, Into Our Forties & Fifties, Indefatigably”.

  1. Andy M
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 11:21 am


    i also play a bit of golf now and again. Also Badminton most weeks in SG, have also been known to turn my hand to tenpin bowling and am intending to participate in a Triathlon in 2009.

    Still on the do list is Learn to sail and have another go at windsurfing. Bit of recreational cycling too at the weekends


  2. rajiv
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 11:33 am

    You’ve mentioned the badminton to me before, Andy, and I know that you, Murray and Llion cycle to our sessions at The Cage and at East Coast. And the intention to do a triathlon. The rest is new to me 🙂 .

    Being added as an author is not just for session reports. Let me know when you’ve opened your WordPress account.

  3. Bobby
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 11:58 am

    Anyone keen on a good workout can also check out Ultimate (frisbee) – a game I’ve grown to enjoy even more than football.
    There’s a thriving Ultimate community in Singapore – check out their website:

    I’m also quite keen on trying out Cage Cricket at some point.

  4. Philipp
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 2:08 pm

    And http://www.germandragons.sg are always open for people who want to try dragon boat paddling!

  5. Andy M
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 2:11 pm

    i would be up for cage cricket too Bobby. Maybe we could get enough to organise a game between ourselves, i did play indoor cricket in Liverpool years ago. Also have played a bit of cricket in my youth in the UK.

  6. bummerbret
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I’m in for Cage Cricket too – lets do a game in the New Year 🙂

  7. rajiv
    Wed 24 December 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Good idea. How about on a Saturday afternoon?

  8. rajiv
    Thu 25 December 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Philipp, if you open a WordPress account, I’ll add you as an author. You can then do a post about the German Dragons, or even do a regular piece on life as a German Dragon.

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