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    Celtic boss needs funds, says Wilson

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Celtic boss needs funds, urges Wilson Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson has urged the club's board to back manager Neil Lennon with funds after the Hoops sealed their place in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in four years. The Parkhead side's unbeaten start to the season continued as they defeated Helsingborg 2-0 ...

  2. Snookered by funding woes

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Three of Hong Kong's promising young snooker stars are facing an uncertain future as the sport's funding comes under threat. The government, through the Hong Kong ... triathlon, badminton, table tennis and, for now, snooker. However, since the sport will not feature at the next Asian Games, snooker is likely to lose its elite funding. 'The Hong Kong team won ...

  3. Time to turn cash into gold

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to that level, we definitely need more support, both tangible and intangible.' The Lottery Fund in England has provided a wealth of financial backing to sports in terms of training, coaching ... and cycling extra funding. But Fok wants more. 'Lee's bronze medal coupled with Yip Pui-yin's quarter-final place has proved we are able to mount serious challenges at the Olympic ...

  4. Help fund soccer stars of the future

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on sports development. Soccer is not included in the elite sports scheme, so funding is limited. Small clubs must find their own sponsors to survive. Last year, a HK$7 billion Elite Athletes Development Fund was proposed to replace the current subsidy system. But this only benefits higher ranked athletes. We need to build more soccer schools. This would help youngsters improve their game ...

  5. Youngsters key to getting elite funding

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to government funding on a more permanent basis,' said Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. 'Talk about pressure. A lot is riding on the under-20s.' ... the HKRFU takes care of its own, the added bonus of support from the government-funded institute would be nothing to sneeze at. Among the benefits are funding for the whole elite training programme, ...

  6. Sponsor's strategic shift raises question of value

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... years. China is drunk with money on golf and is making no effort to hide it. While UBS has no shortage of funds under its control, it may have found the money being thrown around on golf out here to be somewhat vulgar and ostentatious. It was aided greatly this year in assembling a quality field thanks to HK$8 million from the Tourism Commission's Mega Events Fund (MEF), but no one knows yet ...

  7. Mega fund boost brings extra zest to HK Open

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government patronage in the form of HK$8 million from the Tourism Commission's Mega Events Fund. This money has been used to attract players including crowd favourites such as McIlroy and the here-today-gone-tomorrow John Daly. It prompted Vincent Fung, an assistant commissioner for tourism and secretary of the Mega Events Fund assessment committee, to extol the virtues that the big bucks will bring ...

  8. Official objects to funding policy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kit-sing said he was baffled by the intended distribution of money. 'I have no idea why only district clubs will be given government funding,' said Lo, who is also team convenor of South ... on] gate receipts from matches. Then there will be no direct money transaction.' But McKinley said the government had already earmarked funding to help the HKFA strengthen its ...

  9. Funding needed to host second grand prix pool

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong volleyball has sent out an SOS for government funding to help cover the HK$2 million shortfall needed to stage two pools of the FIVB World Grand Prix at the same time. ... will be a big concern as we now need an additional budget of almost HK$2 million for hosting the competition. We have already applied to the government's Major Sports Event Fund and hopefully ...

  10. HK cling to slender hopes of snatching a slice of ICC funding pie

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teenager Mark Chapman's crucial run-out against the United Arab Emirates might come back to haunt Hong Kong, but against the odds they can still clinch US$300,000 in funding with just ... high-performance country and qualify them for increased funding. Now they face a battle with Namibia, who defeated them easily in a practice match last week, and must hope that luck favours them ...




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