Matt Eaton
Matt Eaton
Production Editor, Sports
Australian journalist Matt Eaton has been based in Hong Kong since 2007 covering sports, business and technology.

LA Lakers player eyes fifth championship, and precedents from Tom Brady to Tiger Woods show there are exceptions to the rule that age catches up with everyone.

Victoria Park Tennis Centre can now operate at full capacity for Hong Kong International Tennis Challenge this weekend as government further eases restrictions.

After three-year hiatus, Hong Kong Football Club’s 10s rugby tournament returns in March, with expanded remit including women’s competition for first time, and a new title sponsor.

Philip Mok welcomes lifting of travel restrictions 10 days out from city’s first top-ranked men’s tournament in 20 years, and hopes more tickets can go on sale at Victoria Park stadium.


Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon organisers were pushing for 50,000 entries in February, but ‘happy with quota expansion’ as focus moves to restoring international appeal.

Nouran Gohar secures place in last four with clinical straight sets win over Japan’s Satomi Watanabe, although it was not all smooth sailing for world No 1.

Hong Kong’s Elite Youth Men made a clean sweep of the podium at the 2022 Asia Triathlon Youth Championships on Sunday, with the women taking gold and silver in a dramatic, split second finish.

A 1,000-strong group of brave competitors faced muscle cramps, body aches, stitches and a whole lot of sweat on Saturday for the inaugural Hyrox Fitness Race.

Flagged as one of three pillar sports by city’s leader John Lee, Hong Kong Masters will run from November 26-27 with support of Tourism Board.

Tennis chief Philip Mok said the event will mark the restart of major tournaments in Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong Tennis Open returning in October 2023.

Chief Executive John Lee calls the tournament ‘one of the most popular sporting events in Asia’ and ‘living proof’ Hong Kong has returned to the world.


World champions enter Sunday’s quarter-finals with a squad free of injuries and firing on all cylinders, but big guns South Africa will be looking to stop them.

Born in the US, but raised and educated in the city, Sam Walsh makes Hong Kong Sevens debut on Saturday with his parents proudly looking on from the stands.

Retired New Zealand star fired up for 2023 World Rugby Sevens Series and admits ‘there are no easy games any more’, as he puts youngsters through their paces at community event.

USA captain Perry Baker is ‘excited’ despite depleted squad, which features four debutants – ’the young guys always bring that hunger, and they have that edge,’ he says.

Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong nightlife districts typically benefit from a Hong Kong Sevens weekend, but the expectations for a post-Covid boom are low.

16-year old Georgina Bradley makes her international T20 debut as Hong Kong women win the East Asia Cup against Japan with one game remaining.

Hong Kong women’s T20 cricket squad are just one game away from locking up the East Asia Cup in Kaizuka, but skipper Kary Chan isn’t getting too far ahead of herself just yet.

Alessandro Nardoni, Harry Sayers, Pierce Mackinlay-West, Liam Doherty and Mak Kwai-Chung in line for first appearance at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

After a three-year hiatus, flagship event will cement Hong Kong’s status on world calendar, says boss Duncan Chiu, with city’s top stars excited to finally put on showcase for home crowd again.

‘He knows what he wants in life,’ LIV Golf CEO says of 15-year-old, who returns at this week’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship as a red-hot favourite.

Hong Kong skipper top scores for Bauhinia Stars during Sunday’s All Star game, smashing 122 of just 55 balls, as 16-year-old Georgina Bradley prepares to make her international T20 debut.

The 19-year-old freestyle skier admitted she did not expect to leave Beijing with 3 Olympic medals, saying it was ‘absolutely mind-blowing’.