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  1. Academy talk is not so cheap

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Seven years have passed since the first estimates were released by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the construction of the Tseung Kwan O soccer academy. In this time, ... to the labyrinthine politics of Hong Kong football and this will give him a headstart that McKie never had. Sutcliffe's first goal will be to put in place a realistic proposal on how the soccer academy ...

  2. 'Academy costs will escalate four-fold'

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The Hong Kong Jockey Club has vowed to press ahead with funding the construction of a soccer academy in Tseung Kwan O despite estimated costs having more ... was first proposed seven years ago. But the construction never started as negotiations with the Hong Kong Football Association dragged on. The club's chief executive, Winfried ...

  3. New academy coach to see young players in action at tournament

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong's new national academy coach, Kim Pan-Gon, will see some of his young players in action for the first time next week when the under-14s and under-17s play ... to senior football, and is a chance for us to assess our under-14 and under-17 players in a competitive environment,' he said. Korean Kim played in Hong Kong from 2000-2004 and later managed ...

  4. AFL academy 'an historic development'

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Australian Rules football skirts the outer fringes of Chinese society, played only by expatriate communities in major cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Macau ... will open its first academy in Guangzhou, putting 30 young local athletes through their paces over two weeks with a view to finding two who show enough potential for selection to the annual AFL ...

  5. Academy to go ahead despite HK$10m leap in costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A proposed academy for developing Hong Kong's most promising players is not in danger of being scrapped, the FA insists, despite the escalating construction costs ... the construction costs have gone up.' Hong said the project would not be abandoned because of the increased construction fees as the academy was pivotal to the future of Hong Kong soccer. 'We ...

  6. Academy will nurture future soccer stars

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... in Hong Kong. Last week, the Hong Kong Football Association confirmed that the territory's first soccer academy will open in 2007 with the $103 million costs being met by the Hong Kong Jockey ... 'There has always been a shortage of pitches in Hong Kong. It will be a real boost for the football community. 'The objective of the facility will be to encourage participation in the sport, ...

  7. HK in the running for a Beckham soccer academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Managers from David Beckham's soccer academy will arrive in Hong Kong next month to evaluate the city's potential to host its first Asian branch. But competition is stiff, ... Madrid midfielder. AEG, a partner of the David Beckham Academy, which has branches in London and Los Angeles, will visit Hong Kong next month to assess its prospects. AEG's managing director ...

  8. Academy hopes to meet demands of industry

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... the opportunity exists for blind people to play golf. We also want to provide eco-tours so children in particular can learn about golf and the environment. 'Our plan is to train up young Hong Kong ... to compete on the Asian Tour, or hopefully the US PGA Tour, then it will be a great reflection on Hong Kong and on Kau Sai Chau in particular,' he said. 'When I took over as national junior ...

  9. Academy cruise to win

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It was perhaps fitting that the run which gave the Bangladesh Academy a three-wicket victory over Hong Kong yesterday should have come off a wide. The home team sent down 17 ... 'The Hong Kong bowlers sent down too many extras and that made it easier for us,' said Bangladesh coach Khaled Mahmud. 'It was quite comfortable in the end, even though we lost seven ...

  10. It's all systems go for expanded academy

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The long-awaited football academy in Tseung Kwan O has received a HK$97 million funding boost and should be ready by 2010, the Hong Kong Football Association revealed ... of an academy is crucial to the future of Hong Kong football and we will do our best to make it happen,' Leung said. Plans to build a football academy on the landfill site at Tseung Kwan O New Town ...




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