Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents must serve National Service (NS) upon turning 18 years old.
As explained in Parliament in August 2018, Mr Harvey Davis’ application for his son to defer NS to play for Fulham Football Club (FC) was not granted as there was no commitment to serve Singapore or our national interests. Further, Mr Benjamin Davis is playing for Fulham FC’s Under-18 Team as an English national. The Ministry of Defence has not received further appeals for deferment from Mr Davis’ family.
Mr Davis has been issued with an Enlistment Notice in September last year and is due to enlist for NS in February 2019.