New Hong Kong coach Kevin Knapp has called for every single game in the Premier Division to be videotaped in a bid to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of players in the national squad as the SAR prepare to mount a serious campaign for medal glory at October's East Asian Games in Macau. 'I want to build a new hockey culture in Hong Kong similar to that of Olympic champions Australia. I want Hong Kong to be like Australia and will demand a similar infrastructure. I might not get what I ask for, but I will still ask for it,' said a hopeful Knapp as he prepared to take full control of the national squads. One of his first requests to the Hong Kong Hockey Association this week will be that all matches in the South China Premier League be videotaped and that ball boys be present at games so that the pace is not slowed down while players go searching for balls, as happens now. 'Every single First Division match must be videotaped for later analysis. Players can learn a lot from just watching their performance later. Also I feel the pace of the game is too slow here and we need ball boys for the top league,' said the 42-year-old Knapp. These are just a few of the recommendations from the former Australian Institute of Sport coach who wants to drag Hong Kong hockey by its boot straps into the modern era and turn it into a major force on the Asian scene. Having played and coached with the best, Knapp has a lot of plans fermenting inside his fertile mind and he hopes he can implement them in the next few months. 'My first impressions have been good so far and I have got a lot of good feedback. My gut feeling is that I can do a good job here and build a longstanding framework as well as work with the national squads,' he said. Having arrived on December 31, Knapp has quickly immersed himself in the local scene as he tries to put in place a programme that will encompass everything from juniors to the senior level, and including the women's squad. He spent last weekend watching a number of Premier Division games to see what talent is available for the national squad, who are bidding to win at least a bronze medal at the East Asian Games. 'The East Asian Games is the prime objective right now. If everything goes well, we could be looking at extending my contract for another 12 months with an eye on the 2006 Asian Games. My main goal is to try to raise the profile of Hong Kong hockey.' The Perth-based Knapp, who was born in Holland and learned the rudiments of the game there, played for Scotland as a fullback and striker from 1980 to 1990 and was also in the Great Britain squad for a short spell in the mid '80s. But his dreams of playing in the Seoul Olympics in 1988 were dashed as he did not have a British passport. His teammates went on to win the gold medal that year. With a top-class playing pedigree being matched by similar coaching credentials - he has coached with leading figures in the Netherlands as well as in Australia - Knapp hopes to draw upon his experience and knowledge in his new venture. 'I was looking for a fresh challenge when I saw the advertisement placed by Hong Kong on the International Hockey Federation website,' Knapp revealed. 'I had been involved with the Australian national programme but I always wanted to be a head coach of a national programme, and so I applied for the job.' Having a reputation of being a hard taskmaster, Knapp has already held a couple of training sessions with the senior men's squad. And the initial response from the players has been good. 'He is very good. You can see the difference immediately,' said star midfielder Arif Ali. Knapp has already made his intentions clear that reputations will count for nothing when he names a 20-strong national squad with a supporting squad of a similar strength.