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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best: Organised youth sport - then and now

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... Laura Walsh life@scmp.com Too much parental pressure can take all the fun out of children's team sports Don't kill the thrill of taking part As I watched a 10-year-old boy come off the rugby field in tears, I couldn't help reflect how children's sport had changed since I was a child. The entire pitch was lined with parents, some clapping and cheering, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Sport for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... to encourage competitive sport. How is this is going to help my children develop a competitive attitude or produce Olympic athletes of the future? The Olympic Games has, in Britain at least, inspired ... "proper" sports days with awards for outstanding individual achievement. This is good news for schools, as sport is good for children's mental and physical health. It has shown to be hugely ...

  3. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    Yao laments stagnation of sports in schools

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... school system to invest more in sport at the grass-roots level, claiming much was needed to be done to prevent further stagnation. "The growth of sport's status in school life in our ... 27,000 students from 47 schools in 17 cities nationwide, providing sports facilities and basketball coaching, according to the China Daily. "The development of school sports activities ...

  4. Failing to make the cut doesn't mean child's sporting career is over

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com My son is mad about sport and spends most of his spare time playing football. He's desperate to be on the school football team but never gets picked. ... in maths, chess or debating competitions, school sports teams usually consist- and quite rightly so- of the pupils who perform the best. This gives these children the chance to shine and represent ...

  5. Sport runs in La Salle family

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung La Salle College is a sports powerhouse. Its athletes frequently finish top in inter-school competitions. But it's not just their great track record that amazes rivals. ... Oliveira Sales, an alumnus who went on to head the city's Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, defined the La Sallian spirit as 'achieving excellence in whatever you do'. ...

  6. Let's train our sports talent

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Recently, I read an article in a magazine about sports recruiting at prestigious schools. They admit students based on their athletic talent, because the schools want to win inter-school ... for another school if their teams fail to win trophies. I think this practice ruins the true meaning of sports. It also isn't fair in the spirit of inter-school competitions. One school might end ...

  7. Deserving sports stars

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Exercises by John Millen Three people are nominating friends for the 'Toast TV Teen Sports Personality of the Year 2011'. Listen to what each person says and then fill ... :______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sport:_____________________________________________________ Club:_______________________________________________________ School / College:____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sporting ...

  8. Building confidence through sport

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Boccia is similar to bowls but competitors play seated. Yeung took up the sport five years ago after learning about it during a physical education class at her school, Hong Kong Red Cross ...

  9. Give non-athletic child a sporting chance

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com My Year Five son hates PE lessons. He is not naturally athletic or co-ordinated and generally shows no interest in sport. He often forgets to take his kit ... around and are not always picked up by the teacher. A sense of failure in these lessons could be affecting your son's self-esteem even if he is succeeding academically. Sporting ability can ...

  10. A sporting chance

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei MSc in Sports Medicine and Health Science Chinese University of Hong Kong The Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Health Science, offered by the department of orthopaedics and traumatology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to educating students, on the proviso that their background relates to sports, according ...




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