Hongkong Bank Foundation Presents Scholarships to Outstanding Students of Sports Training Degree Course
The Bachelor of Education in Sports Training Programme for 2004/2005 academic year commenced in October and a presentation ceremony of the Hongkong Bank Foundation Scholarships was held today (November 17) at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) in Sha Tin.
Winnie Shiu, Assistant Manager Community Relations of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Dr Chung Pak-kwong, Acting Chief Executive of the HKSI, presented scholarships to six students who performed remarkably well during the last academic year. The scholarships totaled HK$20,000. Among the scholarship recipients were the renowned swimming coach Hung Chi-chiu and the 2002 Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Awards Coach Education Award recipient, Wong To-mui. Other four recipients are Ng Ka-wai, Keung Shuk-yi, Wong Wing-kwan and Lam Hing-cheung.
Organised by the Beijing Sport University (BSU) and administrated by the HKSI since its inception in 1999, the five-year part-time degree programme aims to provide coaches and athletes with an opportunity to obtain an academic qualification so as to extend their professional development in sport.
The programme consists of 24 modules including Chinese language and writing, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports biochemistry, statistics in sports, sports history, physical training, and management in sports. Students are required to choose a sport-specific elective among athletics, badminton, basketball, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wushu.
The Hongkong Bank Foundation has been offering scholarships to students of the BSU Programme since 2000. The scholarship scheme for the Programme is one of the components of the Hong Kong Coach Education Programme (HKCEP) which the Foundation has committed over HK$13 million since 1992. Organised by the Hong Kong Coaching Committee, HKCEP aims to nurture high quality sports coaches for Hong Kong.
Beijing Sport University