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Over 5,000 Enrolments for BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020 to Explore the State-of-the-art Elite Training Base

12 January 2020

Officiating guests Dr Lam Tai-fai SBS JP, Chairman of the HKSI (Back row, 7th from right), Mr Yeung Tak-keung JP, Commissioner for Sports (front row, 6th from the right) and Mr Liu Wang-kit, Deputy Chief Executive of Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCOM) (front row, 6th from left) together with Dr Trisha Leahy BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI (front row, 3rd from left), Mr Tony Choi MH, Deputy Chief Executive of the HKSI (front row, 5th from right), Mr Ron Lee, Director of Community Relations and Marketing of HKSI (front row, 1st from left), Ms Wong Shan-shan, Head of Brand Management and Marketing and Assistant Head of General Manager Office of BOCOM (front row, 4th from right) and Mr Wong Kin-ting, General Manager of Corporate Business Management Department of BOCOM (front row, 2nd from left) took a group photo with elite athletes at the Opening Ceremony of BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020, including (back row, from left) Leung Wing-yee (Cycling), Chan Ming-tai (Athletics), Neville Joseph (Rugby), Leung Chi-hin (Squash), Leung Ho-tsun (Windsurfing), Debbie Yeung (Wushu), Sophia Wu (Fencing), Leung Cheuk-hei (Wushu), Choi Wan-yu (Karatedo), Cheung Cheuk-ka (Skating), Ng Kiu-chung (Gymnastics); (front row, 4th from left) Yip Pui-yin (Badminton), Wan Ka-kai (Billiard Sports), (front row, 11th from left) Chan Ho-yuen (Sports for Athletes with Disabilities), Lee Ka-man (Rowing) and Wu Siu-hong (Tenpin Bowling). Read More

The HKSI hosted “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January 2020 , which aimed at raising public awareness towards the development of elite sports training in Hong Kong through various activities, including “Meet the Athletes” session, “Sports Talent Challenge”, interactive game booths, sports demonstrations and tryouts. Read More

The HKSI hosted “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January 2020 , which aimed at raising public awareness towards the development of elite sports training in Hong Kong through various activities, including “Meet the Athletes” session, “Sports Talent Challenge”, interactive game booths, sports demonstrations and tryouts. Read More

The HKSI hosted “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January 2020 , which aimed at raising public awareness towards the development of elite sports training in Hong Kong through various activities, including “Meet the Athletes” session, “Sports Talent Challenge”, interactive game booths, sports demonstrations and tryouts. Read More

The HKSI hosted “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January 2020 , which aimed at raising public awareness towards the development of elite sports training in Hong Kong through various activities, including “Meet the Athletes” session, “Sports Talent Challenge”, interactive game booths, sports demonstrations and tryouts. Read More

The HKSI hosted “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January 2020 , which aimed at raising public awareness towards the development of elite sports training in Hong Kong through various activities, including “Meet the Athletes” session, “Sports Talent Challenge”, interactive game booths, sports demonstrations and tryouts. Read More

In the “Meet the Athletes” session, Wu Siu-hong (Tenpin Bowling) (2nd from left) and Yip Pui-yin (Badminton) (3rd from left) shared their life as an elite athlete with participants. Read More

In the “Meet the Athletes” session, Wan Ka-kai (Billiard Sports) (left) and Chan Ho-yuen (Sports for Athletes with Disabilities) (right) shared their life as an elite athlete with participants. Read More

Demonstration and challenge zones, featuring Karatedo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby and Wushu were staged for the public to get up close with elite athletes. Read More

Demonstration and challenge zones, featuring Karatedo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby and Wushu were staged for the public to get up close with elite athletes. Read More

Demonstration and challenge zones, featuring Karatedo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby and Wushu were staged for the public to get up close with elite athletes. Read More

Demonstration and challenge zones, featuring Karatedo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby and Wushu were staged for the public to get up close with elite athletes. Read More

Badminton player Yip Pui-yin took pictures with the public. Read More

The Open Day arranged Guided Tours for participants to showcase the state-of-the-art training facilities, including the Athletic Field, Jockey Club Sports Building, Rowing Centre, Squash Courts, Swimming Complex, Table Tennis Hall, Tennis Courts, Tenpin Bowling Centre and Wushu Hall. Participants were able to take a glimpse of the training environment of Hong Kong elite athletes. Read More

The Open Day arranged Guided Tours for participants to showcase the state-of-the-art training facilities, including the Athletic Field, Jockey Club Sports Building, Rowing Centre, Squash Courts, Swimming Complex, Table Tennis Hall, Tennis Courts, Tenpin Bowling Centre and Wushu Hall. Participants were able to take a glimpse of the training environment of Hong Kong elite athletes. Read More

The Open Day arranged Guided Tours for participants to showcase the state-of-the-art training facilities, including the Athletic Field, Jockey Club Sports Building, Rowing Centre, Squash Courts, Swimming Complex, Table Tennis Hall, Tennis Courts, Tenpin Bowling Centre and Wushu Hall. Participants were able to take a glimpse of the training environment of Hong Kong elite athletes. Read More

The HKSI hosted the “BOCOM HKSI Open Day 2020” on 12 January, attracting more than 5,000 enrolments to explore the world-class training facilities for elite athletes, meet with medal-winning athletes and learn about the training system and work of the HKSI.

Brand-new activity “Sports Talent Challenge” was set for the participants to unleash their sports potential via various fitness challenges. Other activities such as sports tryouts including Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Tennis and Triathlon; interactive game booths hosted by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), the Kai Tak Sports Park and The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD); “Photo Taking with Shetland Ponies” hosted by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Karatedo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby and Wushu demonstrations were arranged to cultivate interest and knowledge of participants towards elite sports .

At the Opening Ceremony, Dr Lam Tai-fai SBS JP, Chairman of the HKSI, expressed his gratitude to the Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCOM), the Government, the SF&OC, the HKPC&SAPD and National Sports Associations, for their support to the HKSI and the development of elite sports. He also encouraged parents to explore children’s talent in sports, nurture successors for Hong Kong Team.

Elite athletes Chan Ming-tai (Athletics), Yip Pui-yin (Badminton), Wan Ka-kai (Billiard Sports), Leung Wing-yee (Cycling), Sophia Wu (Fencing), Ng Kiu-chung (Gymnastics), Choi Wan-yu (Karatedo), Lee Ka-man (Rowing), Neville Joseph (Rugby), Cheung Cheuk-ka (Skating), Leung Chi-hin (Squash), Wu Siu-hong (Tenpin Bowling), Leung Ho-tsun (Windsurfing), Leung Cheuk-hei and Debbie Yeung (Wushu) and Chan Ho-yuen (Sports for Athletes with Disabilities) shared their training experiences with the participants at the ceremony. Chan Ming-tai expressed, “The sports science and technology of the HKSI can calculate the run-up speed, step length and take-off angle. With reference to the data, the coach and I are able to increase the stability of every single take-off.” Participants took the opportunity to interact and take photos with elite athletes and showed encouragement. 

In the “Meet the Athletes” session, Yip Pui-yin (Badminton); Wan Ka-kai (Billiard Sports); Wu Siu-hong (Tenpin Bowling) and Chan Ho-yuen (Sports for Athletes with Disabilities) shared moments of their life as an elite athlete. Chan Ho-yuen said, “Para-Badminton makes its debut as a Paralympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and I am working hard for the qualification and hope to win the first badminton medal for Hong Kong.”

The Open Day featured Guided Tour for participants, showcasing the state-of-the-art training facilities, including the Athletic Field, Badminton Hall, Rowing Centre, Squash Courts, Swimming Complex, Table Tennis Hall, Tennis Courts, Tenpin Bowling Centre and Wushu Hall. Participants were able to have a glimpse of the training environment of Hong Kong elite athletes. Many parents stated that the variety of activities helped boost children’s interest in sports and the opportunity to meet athletes enabled children to understand the value of sportsmanship.

The HKSI aims to let the public understand the works of the HKSI through the annual Open Day and continue to support the elite sports development in Hong Kong.

For video highlights of the activities, please click here.

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