Unsung hero

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am


Name Simon Leung Chun-wing
School CCC Yenching College
Grade Form Seven
Sport Football


Simon, 18, plays in defence and midfield in the Kwai Tsing District (Second Division Team). He was captain of the Kwai Tsing Under-19 team in 2009, and also a member of Hong Kong's Under-17 squad.

He has captained his school team since 2006. They were champions in 2010-11 - when he was named most valuable player in the competition - in the Kwai Tsing District Inter-school tournament and runners-up in the present school year.

They have qualified for the

All-Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Tournament for the past two years; last year they lost to South Island School in the quarter-finals.


'The Inter-school competition in Kwai Tsing District is a round-robin system; the team with most points at the end are the champions,' Simon says. 'This school year, we drew so many games STFA Lee Shau Kee College won, even though we had to play them still. We got some small consolation, though, by beating them in that match. Hopefully we will do well in next month's Jing Ying tournament.

'I've worn the number 99 on my school team shirt for years. It represents our team's philosophy: we want to give 100 per cent to achieve success; since shirts can only print two numbers 99 is as close as I can get to 100.

'In the summer of 2010 I was picked to join the Hong Kong Under-17 Squad and trained with 29 others at Sanshui , in Guangdong. This was my first time to train at such a high level. The intense and disciplined environment has helped my sports development, but since then I've taken a break to prepare for my exams. I hope I can get back to playing football soon.'

From his coaches

'Simon is dedicated and always gives everything in training and matches,' say Lam Man-king and Kwok Yui-pan, two coaches of the school team.

'He is a role model for the team and an outstanding leader. He is highly respected and always shares his experiences with the younger players. We like him a lot.'


'Apart from doing well in second division training and matches, my dream after my A-level exams is to play in competitions run by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong,' Simon says.

'So I will work hard to get into a tertiary institution.'