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  1. Head-kick boy's video removed from net

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... letter from the English Schools Foundation. The film, which received more than 30,000 views on the YouTube website, attracted inflammatory comments about the 10-year-old ESF Lions player who ... to the Kitchee Football Club child and is designed solely to get the video clips closed down because of the distress that the offensive comments were causing,' ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay ...

  2. Police to investigate kicking of boy's head

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'I'm afraid if this attitude continues, who will be the next boy?' said Philip Poon Hung-wai, whose son, a player for Kitchee-Escola under 12s, was injured in a game against ESF Lions ... of conduct and failed to play in the spirit of sportsmanship. The league is set to take disciplinary action against the coaches and spectators (parents who ran onto the pitch), as well as the ESF ...

  3. Shock at head-kicking in boys' soccer match

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a kick to the face by an opponent from the ESF Lions under-12 team in a Hong Kong Development League game at KGV school on Saturday. He felt coaches should have intervened sooner ... 'Last time they played Chelsea [Soccer School, Hong Kong] and there were no complaints.' The score was 4-0 to Kitchee at half-time, and with the ESF team losing 16-0 in a game a month ago ...

  4. It's time to jump for joy

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trampolining, as it appeals to their sense of freedom and fun,' says Karen Smith, head of sport at ESF Educational Services. 'You don't have to be good or competitive to enjoy it. In our classes, beginners have as much fun bouncing as our more advanced students who practise somersaults and twists.' ESF Educational Services (www.esf.org.hk) runs courses at its Sha Tin and South ...

  5. 'Head kick' boy arrested; facing assault charges

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong A 10-year-old ESF Lions boy who kicked a Kitchee-Escola player in the head during a junior football game on March 10 is facing assault charges. Police confirmed that the boy ... took place during a Hong Kong Development League game at King George V School between the ESF Lions and Kitchee-Escola. The incident was captured on video and later uploaded to YouTube. ...

  6. Adults must set sporting example

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Schoolboy soccer games can involve some rough and tumble, but we do not expect them to be violent. The video of a 10-year-old player from ESF Lions kicking a 12-year-old Kitchee Escola ... is played fairly and safely. Good sportsmanship requires courage and maturity. They are not concepts easily understood or acquired by children, so adults have to show the way. The ESF Lions boy has ...

  7. Inline teams grab honours

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Woods, upset ESF Lightning 3-0 in the final. The Wolverines were ranked fourth in the final regular-season table. In the semi-final, the boys- guided by experienced coach Tim Lau- stunned regular-season champions, the Sunday Stingers, 4-2. ESF Lightning, who finished third in the regular-season standings, qualified for the final after they beat KPCC Blues 4-1 in the other semi-final. KPCC ...

  8. Boy, 10, arrested over kick to head in soccer match

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The incident, which had parents and coaches up in arms, was filmed by a spectator who uploaded the footage on the internet. The video went viral before being pulled from public view after the ESF warned ... investigated by Kowloon City district crime headquarters. Meanwhile, the league decided at an internal meeting on Tuesday to ban an ESF player allegedly involved in the incident from playing ...

  9. Junior game kick sparks row

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi Dirty play from a young football player captured on video raised eye-brows at a junior match on Saturday. During a Hong Kong Development League game between ESF Lions and Kitchee-escola at KGV School, a Lions player kicked a Kitchee player in the head. Fortunately, the 12-year-old player was not seriously hurt. In a three-minute video of the incident posted on YouTube, ...

  10. Junior teams 'need tighter regulation'

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And even if an apology would suffice, who should offer it? The boy, his parents or the adults who run the team, in this case the ESF Lions? The victim's father decided to file a complaint with the police, because he had nowhere else to turn, the referee says. This resulted this week in the arrest of the boy who delivered the kick. Lawyers acting for the ESF, meanwhile, have managed to get ...




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