athlete of the week

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 October, 2009, 12:00am

Name: Yip Chun-hei
School: New Method College
Grade: Form Five
Sport: Basketball


Chun-hei, 17, was a U16 Northern District Team representative in 2007. He played for the Eagles in the 07/08 season and South China Athletic Association in the Hong Kong Basketball League Grade B competition.

He was also selected to train with the All China Secondary School Students Games Hong Kong representatives earlier this year.


' My school is not strong in basketball. I'm glad my achievements can encourage my schoolmates to participate in sports - not only basketball, but also other sports.

'I became a basketball player because I love the game so much. You never know the result until the match finishes.

'In my most unforgettable match, the opposing team was leading by more than 10 points, and there was only a minute and a half left before the end of the match. We levelled the score and won the match after additional time. That was so encouraging.

'Kobe Bryant is my idol. I was there to watch his show when he was in town in August. Although he is a world famous star, he still makes a lot of effort when practising and maintaining his form. His attitude towards every game is excellent and desirable.'

From his coach

'Yip was the captain of the school team when he studied here. He had his own way of leading the team and was able to influence his teammates to play better,' says Seto Wah-sang, the coach for the Christian Alliance S.W. Chan Memorial College basketball team.

'He played as a forward in the team but he is usually a shifting guard when he plays in the league. He still has the potential to improve. He should play in more majors to gain more experience.'


'I hope I can play with more talented players and have more chances to participate in more major events and regional competitions. But it doesn't mean I have to give up my studies. I think I can do well in both.'