Sunday, November 29, 2020

Hong Kong Women's Football League Kicks Off

Hong Kong Women's Football

Hong Kong Women's Football

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) announced that the 2020-21 Jockey Club Women's Football League will kick off soon. It is organized by HKFA, with The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major partner and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 

The 2020-21 Jockey Club Women's Football League will commence with 8 teams playing First Division and 7 teams playing Second Division for league matches and then will compete for the championship of FA Cup. HKFA hosted an online press conference for the 2020-21 Jockey Club Women's Football League for the first time and invited Mr. Pui Kwan Kay, Chairman of HKFA to cheer for women's football. 

Chairman Mr Pui has been keen on promoting women’s football, “in recent years, we have all seen the passion, participation and enthusiasm from women’s football players and coaches. Many of our players seize the opportunities to participate in international matches and join overseas leagues, so that they could upgrade their skill and quality to a higher level. 

Moreover, there has been more attention and support from Hong Kong fans and media towards women’s football. I hope that everyone will continue to follow the latest news about women's football and encourage women’s football coaches and players.” 

At the online press conference, our association introduced the playing format of the 2020-21 Jockey Club Women’s Football League. The league will be conducted in two stages: the first stage would be league matches, in which both First Division and Second Division will be played under a double round-robin. A play-off match will follow in order to determine the promotion and relegation of teams. 

The team ranked last in the First Division will play a knockout match against the champion of the Second Division, to compete for the place of First Division for next season. The second stage will be FA Cup, in which all teams will be divided into two groups in the group stage to compete for a place in the knockout stage. The top four teams of each group will enter the knockout stage and the teams will play under a single knockout for the FA Cup. 8 teams participating in this year's Jockey Club Women's Football League (First Division): 

Chelsea FC Soccer School (HK) Citizen

Happy Valley
HKFC
Kitchee
MLFA
Sha Tin
Tai Po

7 teams participating in this year’s Jockey Club Women's Football League (Second Division): 

Double Flower
Hang Yick Women Football Club
Heng Wah Football Club
WSE
HKWFC
Wong Tai Sin
Wai Fat

They have been excited about the coming matches and expressed appreciation for their clubs which have been focused on the development of young players. The interviewed players include Lindsay Steward (HKFC), Mak Ho Li Lydia (Tai Po), Kam Karina Ka Wing (MLFA), Leung Wai Nga (Kitchee), Fung Chun Ling (Chelsea FC Soccer School (HK)), Chan Wing Sze (Shatin), Yiu Hei Man (Happy Valley) and Cheung Wai Ki (Citizen). In view of the current public health situation, participating teams must follow the medical guideline of our association and relevant guideline from the government. Players, coaches, and other staff must take their temperature to ensure their temperature is normal and submit their health declaration forms before entering the stadium. 

The participating teams and participants must maintain good personal hygiene, appropriate social distance, and follow the regulations and measures set by the government and Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 

HKFA will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangement from time to time. For more details of the match, please refer to the HKFA website: https://www.hkfa.com/ch/load_page/433

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