Team Sports

In pursuit of polo

Horses on an early morning stroll in the grounds of Coworth Park. Photos: GLEN PEARSON

A prestigious academy in Britain lets you experience the sport of kings. Lara Brunt takes the reins.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 12:39am

Challenging team sport

Hockey is played in Hong Kong by a vibrant community of more than 3,000 people of all ages who participate in mini-hockey tournaments, youth and adult leagues, for both sexes.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Let the people choose

1 Tai chi

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Game of throws

The scoreboard reads 6-6, with less than four minutes remaining on the clock. Time continues to tick down as an argument ensues on the court over a questionable call. One of the two referees, a normally reticent arbitrator, glares at a player and shouts, 'You touched the ball!' The score is now 7-6, with EMB, last season's Division One champions, ahead of Junk Shot.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A league of his own

Water polo enthusiast Gary Fung Kong-ching didn't let a little problem like a lack of teammates at Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School stop him from taking part in the annual schools competition.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

An ultimate test of sportsmanship

What do you get when you mix frisbee and rugby? The answer: ultimate frisbee, aka ultimate.

Two junior reporters met the president of the Hong Kong Ultimate Players' Association (HKUPA), Apple Tong-Chapman, to find out more about the sport.

Ultimate is an exciting and fast-paced team sport. The game requires plenty of speed and agility from players.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A hockey league of our very own

Grant McLellan, Kowloon Warriors

'Pass! Shoot! Score!' says Grant McLellan, 35, the Vancouver-born Kowloon Warriors' defender.

McLellan began his journey as an ice hockey player at the age of eight back in Canada. He was the first member in his family to play the sport and his passion has never dwindled. Ice hockey has always been a big part of his life, he says.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

For the love of rugby

For rugby fans, the World Cup is a must-see event. Many of them are happy to travel thousands of kilometres to the host nation to watch games.

Some Hong Kong fans of the sport are no different. This year 10 girls, aged 13 to 16, from French International School (FIS), travelled to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup last month.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Join the club

It's a hot day on the artificial turf at King's Park Sports Ground in Ho Man Tin, where 250 youngsters under 12 are playing in 'national' teams mirroring the World Rugby Cup in New Zealand. Among the youngsters are Calvin Harris, 11, and his brother Leighton, seven.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Students learn to saddle up for sport of kings

At the end of last month, two lucky readers, Dora Cheung Yan-tung and Andy Chu Keng-hong, were whisked away to the Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club for a four-day taster of its Junior Equestrian and Polo Programme. They were winners of a summer competition run jointly by the club and Young Post.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Time to try something new

There are lots of unusual activities you can do in Hong Kong, and here's a list of ideas. Some are popular in their country of origin, but little-known in Hong Kong; some are emerging, trendy sports, and others are simply quirky and fun. Give them a try!

1. Zumba

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fast-paced sport for all

With ice skating rinks in major shopping centres around Hong Kong, many people are able to enjoy the challenge of staying upright as they negotiate their way around the rink.

For confident skaters, young and old, playing ice hockey can stretch their skills in a fast-paced, high intensity environment.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The King of Games

'Let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet next to an ancient polo field in Asia.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Chance to play 'King of Games'

'The King of Games - let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet at a polo field in Asia.

If you would like to learn more about the 'sport of kings', here is your chance. China's largest polo facility, the Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in Tianjin, holds its Junior Equestrian and Polo Programmes (JEPP) this summer.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Try the 'Sport of Kings'

'The King of Games - Let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet at a polo field in Asia.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am