unsung heroes

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 March, 2012, 12:00am


Name Lam Tsun
School Salesian English School
Grade Form Three
Sport Football

Achievements Tsun, 14, plays in midfield and defence with the under-15 squad of First Division club Biu Chun Rangers. Before joining them this year, he played for Wan Chai South China - a youth district team supported by former league champions South China Athletic Association - in 2009/10 and 2010/11.

During his days with Wan Chai South China, they won the 2010 Adidas Cup. They also clinched the silver medal in the 2010 Dong Nan Hai Football Cup (U-15 division). In the Nike Hong Kong Premier Cup 2011, they came seventh. Tsun is captain of his B-grade school team which won the bronze medal in this year's Inter-school Football Competition (Hong Kong Island & Kowloon, Division Two).

Soundbite 'My school team wasn't lucky in the past two years and we didn't get past the preliminary C-grade group stage in the inter-school football competition. This year we were hoping to enter the final, but ended up with the bronze, which was also the first medal for our team,' Tsun says.

'I joined Rangers this season as I wanted new challenges. Right now my club is playing in the U-15 group stage of the 2012 Nike Manchester United Premier Cup Hong Kong. We played three group matches on Sunday [March 25]. We won against Kwai Tsing and Wan Chai South China, but we lost to Kitchee in a penalty shoot-out after we drew 0-0.

'We still have two more group matches to go, so I am confident that we will enter the final rounds and win the cup.

'My friends and I watch two or three First Division matches every month to support local football. I also hope to become a part of local football in the future and revive it together with other players. I hope I will be chosen for the Hong Kong under-15 squad soon.'

From his coach 'Tsun has done a good job. He is optimistic and always cares for the younger members of the team. He serves as a role model, as he is willing to share what he has learned at his club with his schoolmates. He's a very humble boy,' says Chan Wai-leung, teacher in charge of the school team.

Ambitions 'My ultimate goal is to win the Hong Kong Footballer of the Year award. I also have a dream that one day Hong Kong will be strong enough to win the Asian Games and enter the Fifa World Cup; and hopefully I will be part of that group making history for Hong Kong,' says Tsun.