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HKSI Signed MOU with Sports Science Academy of Nepal to Advance Sports Science Development

14 April 2016

(From left) Dr Prakash Pradhan, Executive Director of the Sports Science Academy of Nepal (SAN); Mr Keshab Kumar Bista, Member Secretary of the National Sports Council of Nepal and Vice-Chairman of the SAN; Dr Trisha Leahy BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI and Miss Petty Lai Chun-yee, Principal Assistant Secretary for Home Affairs (Recreation and Sport) of Home Affairs Bureau take a group photo during the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony. Read More

The HKSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sports Science Academy of Nepal (SAN) today to facilitate exchanges between both parties in sharing experiences in sports science.

SAN was recognised by the National Sports Council (NSC) of Nepal in 2003 with the aim of contributing to the quality development of sports in Nepal and raising country's capabilities in sports science and technology.  It is the only institute of this nature in the country, with a view to providing quality professional teaching, training and research in sports.  Throughout the years, SAN has conducted many academic programmes, seminars and classes on sports science such as biomechanics, sports psychology, fitness conditioning and sports nutrition for coaches and elite athletes.

Dr Trisha Leahy BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI, who represented the HKSI in the signing, greatly appreciated the collaboration and said, “In the world of high performance sport, it has been increasingly clear that comprehensive scientific support is important to maximise an athlete’s performance.  The partnership comes at the right time with the HKSI Redevelopment is completed and we continue to put more effort in enhancing our Elite Training System to assist Hong Kong athletes to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena.  This adds to our MOUs signed with 13 organisations in eight countries over the past five years as we collaborate with these organisations to better sports in Hong Kong and elsewhere.  We are pleased to have SAN sharing the same belief with the HKSI in recognising the importance of sports science and technology.  We look forward to jointly organising courses to enhance coaches and athletes’ relevant knowledge, and enhance the quality of our talent identification and research programmes.”

Mr Keshab Kumar Bista, Member Secretary of the NSC and Vice-Chairman of the SAN, said, “We are excited to sign this MOU with the HKSI, signifying our joint efforts in promoting sports science throughout our mission to train the national athletes.  Riding on the state-of-the-art facilities and international development of the HKSI’s support system, we look forward to fruitful collaborations between the two institutions to meet the challenges of building a modern sporting Nepal.”

The signing of the MOU highlights the HKSI’s continuous commitment to provide an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured, and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena and to inspire potential athletes to develop a full-time sports career, through international exchanges and collaboration with different parties to enhance the elite training and support systems.