Football in Hong Kong

Young soccer stars give it their best shot

Young soccer stars give it their best shot

Judging by the growth of soccer schools and children's leagues in recent years, youngsters in Hong Kong are getting a real kick out of the beautiful game.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 1:52pm

Rangers' fitness blasted despite win

BC Rangers players were slammed by their management despite a 2-1 win over home team Sun Pegasus in the RedMR First Division yesterday.

9 Sep 2012 - 3:03am

Coach eyes second medal as HK take on Germans

Coach Chan Kong-wah has challenged his players to rise to the occasion today and win Hong Kong their second medal of the Games.

Having suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of South Korea in the men's team semi-final, Hong Kong take on Germany for the bronze medal.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Loyal Gunners fans turn out in force

Simon Huang needs no convincing about the pulling power of the English Premier League, and of Arsenal.

As a life-long Gunners fan there was simply no way the 40-year-old was going to miss seeing his heroes in action against Kitchee yesterday, nor the opportunity to bring his nine-year-old son Ernest along to make certain the young lad follows in his father's footsteps.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top venue for aspiring soccer stars

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.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Unfit' HK youngsters slammed

Hong Kong's young players need a dramatic improvement in their match fitness if they are ever to succeed at the international level, a top official warned yesterday.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tough lesson for HK in AFC U-22 Cup qualifiers

Hong Kong's young players will have to raise the bar, physically and mentally, if they want to stay competitive in the region, national team head coach Ernie Merrick has warned.

The youngsters have been given a tough lesson as they prepare for their last group match against Thailand in the AFC Under-22 Cup qualifiers in Vientiane today, having lost all four of their games.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Academy talk is not so cheap

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.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mission Laos: the AFC qualifiers

After their 3-1 victory in Macau, Hong Kong's under-22 football team have a new goal - to qualify for the first-ever AFC U-22 Championships in 2013.

Last Saturday, the city's up-and-coming stars won the 68th Hong Kong-Macau Interport Championship, gaining sweet revenge after a home loss in 2011.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK's young guns face tough test in Laos

Five games in 11 days will test the discipline and mental strength of Hong Kong's younger generation at the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championships qualifiers in Laos, says coach Ernie Merrick.

The 23-member squad leaves today to face a tough task in their first tournament at regional level.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK lift Interport, but the real work starts in Laos

The Hong Kong youth squad received a timely booster when they defeated Macau 3-1 in the annual Interport Cup yesterday, but coach Ernie Merrick warned they needed to raise their game still further for next week's Inaugural Asian Under-22 Cup in Laos.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New HKFA boss vows to boost game

The new chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association last night pledged to devote himself 100 per cent to raising the standard and profile of the game in the city.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Frugal season ahead for players at TSW Pegasus

TSW Pegasus, multi-title challengers who eventually finished first runners-up in the league, will be downsized next season following a change of club policy.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Academy costs will escalate four-fold'

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 than quadrupled since the idea was first mooted in 2005.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Au determined to keep top 10 ranking

Hong Kong's top player, Annie Au Wing-chi, says she will need to need be at her best in the second half of the year if she wants to maintain her world No 6 ranking.

7 May 2015 - 3:32pm