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Mark Sutcliffe

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

The government-sponsored Project Phoenix was supposed to revamp Hong Kong soccer from top to bottom. Midway into its three-year cycle, it has achieved half its goal - those at the top are doing well indeed, much to the chagrin of other stakeholders.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:55am

EOC, consulate back Filipino fans over race abuse at Hong Kong soccer match

Outraged Filipino soccer fans subjected to racial abuse from Hong Kong supporters were backed by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Philippines consulate yesterday.

A section of supporters yelled at Philippine fans that they were "all just slaves" during an international friendly at Mong Kok Stadium on Tuesday night.

6 Jun 2013 - 7:40am 8 comments

Organisers confident of Barclays success despite rise in ticket prices

Organisers are confident of another successful Barclays Asia Trophy this summer despite an average increase of more than 20 per cent in ticket prices for the same soccer event two years ago.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Who said it?

The crisis exposed all the defects in the political system.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Hong Kong FA chief Mark Sutcliffe wants Lunar New Year Cup gate boost

Fingers are crossed at the Hong Kong Football Association that fans will flock to the second and final day's play in the Lunar New Year Cup today and reach the magic number 6,000. That is the number of tickets that need to be sold to reach break-even point for the organisers.

13 Feb 2013 - 3:59am

Tseung Kwan O soccer academy gets HKFA nod

The long-awaited Tseung Kwan O academy has received a boost after plans were approved by the Hong Kong Football Association board and the government soccer task force.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Hong Kong FA mum after departure of national team coach Ernie Merrick

Hong Kong Football Association board member Ken Ng yesterday played down the sudden departure of national team coach Ernie Merrick.

"This happens everywhere in the world for various reasons," said Ng. "The chief executive is now handling the set-up of the Hong Kong team and he should be able to find the best solution."

28 Oct 2012 - 3:04am

Who said it?

There is absolutely no one who means to destroy it

NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai dismisses concerns that the principle of "one country, two systems" is under threat


These things happen in football. I will leave it to others to speculate what it does to our reputation

27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am

Hong Kong defeat gives Sutcliffe glimpse of huge challenge

"It's not the end of the world". That was the verdict from Mark Sutcliffe, the new chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association, after watching the national team in action for the first time.

17 Oct 2012 - 1:28am

HKFA chief Mark Sutcliffe admits Premier League may be put on backburner again

Hong Kong's proposed new Premier League may be put off for another season, new HK Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe revealed as he chaired his first board meeting yesterday.

22 Sep 2012 - 2:31am