Yesterday we ran an article about the Yang Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School's Sports, Recreation and Leisure course. Today, we take a closer look at the footballers. Tse Tak-him, 18 Height: 180cm Weight: 64.4kg Position: Goalkeeper International tournaments: Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China It's hardly a surprise that he became a football player, said Tse, because everyone in his family is a football fan. 'Ever since I was four, my dad used to bring my cousins to play football every Sunday as a family activity. And my mum actually pushed me to play more because the doctor said it would help cure my asthma.' And, of course, Tse did listen to his mother. Recruited by the U-18 squad as a forward at 13, and a keeper in the Olympic team last year, Tse devotes more than six hours a day to the game. 'We have training sessions four nights a week, each lasting three hours, and there is football match on Sunday. Apart from that, we also have to coach school teams nearly every day for more than two hours,' said Tse. 'But you will never get bored with football because there is so much diversity in it. Each team has different combination of players, and every match is different.' Law Wing-lun, 17 Height: 174cm Weight: 53kg Position: Defender International tournaments: Japan, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, China Favourite team: Real Madrid Law started playing football when he was 12, and he used to be in the mid-field because he enjoyed the excitement of making explosive shots. He was also a member of the U-18 soccer team representing Hong Kong in international tournaments. 'Football is a fascinating game - each of the positions has its unique role, and they make a perfect team. I am now a defender, which is very different from my past role as a mid-fielder. My duty now is to wait instead of initiating attacks; defend instead of making strikes. This trains my patience and concentration as I have to stay alert and wait for the other team to attack throughout the team.' Li Hon-ho, 17 Height: 175.7cm Weight: 67.2kg Position: Goalkeeper International tournaments: Japan, Malaysia 'I hated football,' said Li. 'I was forced to play along with my peers when I was in primary school. The reason why I became a keeper was that I knew nothing about the rules, and I could only wait for the ball to fly at my face.' It's amazing how Li finally grew to love the sport when he was 14. 'I'm glad that I have learnt to appreciate things about soccer, like making strategies and supporting each other as a team,' said Li. 'Or else I would not have the chance to meet people of different temperaments, ages and nationalities.' Leung Kam-fai, 17 Height: 173.6cm Weight: 62.8kg Position: Defender International tournaments: Japan, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, China For Leung, the 10 people he plays alongside in each competition are more than teammates. 'They are my friends - we travel, train and play together,' said Leung. 'And we are going to fight our way through to the 2008 Olympic Games. It's going to be a long way away.' Cheung King-wah, 17 Height: 174cm Weight: 58.2kg Position: Goalkeeper International tournaments: Japan, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, China Favourite team: Chelsea FC Cheung has always been crazy about football, and good at it. Before the Hong Kong 08, he played for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Hong Kong teams and the Rangers. 'It's amazing how people from different countries think alike when it comes to soccer,' said Cheung. 'Like us, they shout with joy, run around madly when they score and groan when they don't. We even have similar strategies. Sport is amazing because it makes us feel alike.' Kwok wing-lok, 17 Height: 175.2cm Weight: 60.2kg Position: Mid-fielder International tournaments: Burma, Malaysia, Thailand Favourite team: Real Madrid Kwok's family was happy to see him as an aspiring professional football coach. 'They are very supportive of my choice of a career in sports,' said Kwok. He said it was really a shame that in Hong Kong only few could afford to be a full-time football player.