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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer centre should be shared

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... hundreds of millions of dollars. Yes, it is true it is the Hong Kong Jockey Club which will be footing the bill for construction of the facility. Yet it is a crying shame this bill has inflated ... this is a huge increase and money that could have been put to other use by the Jockey Club's Charities Trust. When it comes to the Jockey Club, everyone is quite blasé about money. It is assumed ...

  2. 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, the estimated costs have increased from HK$103 million to HK$500 million. This is the 'gut feeling' of Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. He can afford to be blithe ...

  3. '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 ... in the region of HK$400 million to HK$500 million,' Engelbrecht-Bresges said. 'Building a facility like this is easy, but you will have to operate it and make it sustainable. The Jockey club ...

  4. Top venue for aspiring soccer stars

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Good news for young footballers. With financial support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Kitchee- the local First Division champions- will construct a youth football training centre in Shek Mun. The centre will help boost the quality of local youth training. At a recent press conference, the Jockey Club and Kitchee announced their joint plan to construct a football ...

  5. Cost of change will not be cheap- HK$28m a year

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the meeting last night, said the HKFA should work with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to run the proposed professional league. 'The Jockey Club is running one of the best horse-racing businesses ... approach as it will eventually involve soccer betting, but since the Jockey Club can do it in horse racing, why not soccer. If there is good management, top-quality marketing plus tight monitoring ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Filipinos provoked local soccer fans, says supporters' club

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Abuse at international friendly 'was to be expected' in such a volatile situation Filipinos provoked local fans, says club A Hong Kong soccer supporters' club has hit back at Filipino fans who were subjected to verbal and physical abuse by people in a home crowd during an international friendly on Tuesday. The Power of Hong Kong- formed ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong soccer clubs wonder when Project Phoenix funds will help them

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... South China, the city's best-supported club, recorded an average attendance of 2,200 at their home ground, Hong Kong Stadium, with their encounter against Kitchee attracting the biggest ... to two other clubs- Sunray Cave Sun Hei and Citizen- who both use Mong Kok as their home ground. The remaining six teams averaged below 1,000, with Southern the lowest at 554. The reason? ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Half-time in Hong Kong soccer's revival

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the HKFA will make a presentation to the Jockey Club about the new training centre. It has been delayed for years, but at last it seems the parties have got their act together. This venue will be crucial, as it will provide a training base for six of the 12 clubs who will make up the new professional league, which will get a trial run next season. The top two teams, South China and Kitchee, ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Pay us or we quit, district clubs urge the government

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Shield champs Wofoo Tai Po and two other district clubs want HK$3m in government subsidies next season or could withdraw from league Pay us more or we quit, say clubs Senior Shield champions Wofoo Tai Po and Southern have threatened to withdraw from the First Division next season if the government fails to meet their request for increasing ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Warning over finances of district soccer clubs

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com Southern latest district side to voice financial fears District clubs will not be able to survive in the First Division if the government continues ... Yokohama FC (HK) in the RedMR League yesterday, became the second district club to raise concerns after newly crowned Senior Shield champions Wofoo Tai Po threatened to quit next season ...




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