Hong Kong post-secondary institutions kick off the battle for the 2003/2004 Philips Hong Kong Universities Football League on Sunday.In last season's final at Baptist University Sports Ground, City University (CityU) gained sweet revenge when they clinched the title with a 2-1 victory over the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). The clash was a repeat of the 2002 final, when HKIEd beat CityU in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time. Champions of this year's tournament will win a place in the annual Philips International Soccer Sevens at Happy Valley next April.The competition always offers big prizes for winners, most valuable players (MVPs) and top scorers. Last year even students not participating in the games were given the chance to win in photography and website design contests. DVDs, big-screen television sets, electric shavers and 'Ear-Gear' have been among the prizes in the past. 'We want to involve more non-playing students in the competition,' said Ada Lee, senior manager at Philips Electronics Hong Kong. The eventual champions, decided in the final next March, will travel to the mainland next year to compete in the All-China Universities Cup. Opening matches are on Sunday at the HKIEd Sports Ground when Lingnan University play Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist meet Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and CityU begin their title defence when they take on the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Philips is a big supporter of football around the world. It is the sponsor of top Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, as well as university leagues in Europe, Brazil and mainland China. The company has plans to create an international university football league in the future.