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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Rory McIlroy has Hong Kong partly to thank for his golfing development

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:15pm by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka World No 1 can trace at least part of his development to the city during his Faldo Series days connection Rory's HK The muscular young man kissing the Wanamaker Trophy in the gathering gloom at Valhalla this month stood in total contrast to the skinny young teenager who competed in the inaugural Faldo Series at Fanling in January 2005. The same beaming smile under ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Development of Chinese players is 'No 1 priority'

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Development of Chinese players is 'No 1 priority' The development of Chinese players will take priority for Hong Kong cricket whose ... as president of the Hong Kong Cricket Association last week, said the growth of the game in Hong Kong was closely linked to the development of Chinese players, a prerequisite for continued support from ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong must embrace professionalism to move forward, says top swimmer

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games-bound Cheah, holder of 10 Hong Kong records including the men's 100 metres freestyle, said the volunteer-run governing body is holding back the development of the sport. It is quite amazing ... Cheah said. "I'm thankful for the volunteers for giving their time to the sport and we wouldn't be here without them. But if the sport is to develop and reach the highest level, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Steve Hansen defends rule change to bring back Sonny Bill Williams

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:17am by AFP

    ... team. He's going to be one of the best players, so our job is to pick him," he said. He said Williams, 29, who won the last of his 19 All Black caps in August 2012, had developed ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be to get the squad ready for two home internationals in autumn. "We are not looking for anyone from outside Hong Kong," said Dai Rees, the HKRFU's head of technical development ...

  6. Sport - SOCCER

    Platini won't fight Blatter to run Fifa

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... is no different. I want to see my contract with Uefa through to the end." Platini said he had "no doubts or regrets" about his move. "I am keener than ever to develop football in Europe ...

  7. Sport - Golf - Deutsche Bank Championship

    'I'm playing best golf of my life,' Rory McIlroy warns FedExCup rivals

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:39am

    ... win the tournament Rory McIlroy “At the same time, I feel that I am a more experienced and more developed player now than I was a couple of years ago.” McIlroy was thwarted in his bid to claim ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Emerging sevens players face acid test in Asian Series opener

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:41pm

    ... to youngsters Jack Capon, 21, and Michael Coverdale, 19. Jack and Michael have come through Hong Kong’s development system. They’ve got good work ethics and are really developing as players Gareth Baber ... Hong Kong’s development system. They’ve got good work ethics and are really developing as players,” Baber said. “The next real challenge for them is to get exposure at the highest level ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Give our young guns more opportunities, says Kenneth Fok

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:47pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung in Nanjing kevin.kung@scmp.com Chef de mission says major tournaments would help develop better local athletes HK must host more world events, says Fok Chef de mission Kenneth Fok Kai-kong called for Hong Kong to host more major competitions to help nurture local athletes after their outstanding performance at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, which close tonight. ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... the focus on facilities development; improve communications both within the rugby community and among the wider Hong Kong community and player retention. Schats represented Hong Kong from 1998-1992 ... Pieter Schats, elected  unopposed.  Director of facilities: Anson Bailey returned for 2 years. Director of development: Ruth Mitchell returned for 2 years. Director of youth: Case Everaert ...




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