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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... with each successful applicant able to draw on a maximum of HK$100 million in funding. They had better be patient. All this is one more example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Phoenix can still rise from ashes

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 10:59pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Project Phoenix has been in "full swing". Over the next couple of months, the government will decide whether to continue funding Project Phoenix or if it is time to pull the plug. We hope it will be the former, as Sutcliffe insists the increased funding is crucial to build momentum for the sport to turn the corner. Critics, and there has been a lot of finger-pointing from ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Cyclist Choi Ki-ho's early retirement a crying shame

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sports Institute must revisit funding policy after top cyclist Choi Ki-ho, just 22, decides to call it a day as a full-time athlete When retirement comes ... athletes who retire access to funds for education. Many senior coaches at the Sports Institute in fact bemoan this aspect. While everyone wants to see an athlete secure a future by also studying ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong tennis deserves chance to qualify for elite status at SI

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Tianjin. It  is unusual for the HKTA, which  for the past decade has been trying to get back into the elite academy and secure multi-million dollar funding from the government, to use such strong words in public. Tennis does get some funding from the SI under its tier B programme- HK$1.5 million. But the HKTA wants tier A status, which at a minimum would be worth HK$5 million annually. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Bureaucrats at sixes and sevens

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Those running the Mega Events Fund have done HK a huge disfavour by rejecting help for city's popular cricket tournament Bureaucrats at sixes and sevens First it was tennis - the Hong Kong Classic - and now the cricket Sixes. Hong Kong is rapidly turning into a sporting desert. The much-touted Mega Events Fund, which was supposed to transform this city ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Formula E race in Hong Kong can open streets to other sporting events

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the night race around the Marina Bay area, with almost 60 per cent of the funds provided by the government. While it is still unclear how much the Formula E race will cost Hong Kong, by no stretch ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Shanghai racing ahead of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to be salvaged by the Hong Kong Golf Club, which was looking to earn brownie points in the face of fears that its land will be lost to property developers. But its prize fund has been slashed by US$700,000 to US$1.3 million, making it less attractive. Like the golf, the Cricket Sixes failed to drum up private sponsorship and its bid for government funds was knocked down by the Mega Events ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Half-time in Hong Kong soccer's revival

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The government must continue to fund Project Phoenix beyond November 2014 if the ultimate goals are to be reached Half-time in HK soccer's revival The halfway stage has been reached in the government-funded Project Phoenix. The three-year term of the programme to boost local soccer started in November 2011 and is slowly starting to show results. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    The less well off need more help

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... finances. They all know the potential benefits the new professional league will bring. In theory, the future could see clubs share revenue from television broadcasting as a major source of funding ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Killing two birds with one stone

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... or go begging to the government’s Mega Events Fund He says that as the Hong Kong Sixes is known to everyone in cricket globally and is a brand in itself, why not make it a mini-IPL ... to the government's Mega Events Fund. When Burke arrived in Hong Kong in May 2010 to take up the job of head coach, the senior team was dominated by a few players with massive egos who felt they could do ...




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