Sunday, May 23, 2021

傑志慈善啟動 「我包飯,你出餸!」為基層送暖

傑志慈善啟動 「我包飯,你出餸!」為基層送暖


傑志慈善啟動 「我包飯,你出餸!」為基層送暖
傑志慈善啟動

疫情未止,本港基層市民面對沉重經濟壓力,傑志慈善有限公司(傑志慈善)今日推出「我包飯,你出餸!」慈善飯盒支援計劃,希望以「配對捐款」形式匯集社會力量,為有需要人士獻上愛心飯盒,解他們燃眉之急。 

「我包飯,你出餸」計劃源自一個共同支援基層社群理念。只要公眾向傑志慈善捐出善款,傑志慈善就會捐出同等金額#1,實踐「我(傑志)包飯,您(大家)出餸」概念,攜手為社區有需要人士獻上愛心飯盒。傑志慈善主席伍健先生相信:「一個溫暖的飯盒除了緩解基層市民溫飽問題,我們更希望透過活動,將傑志在足球場上的鬥志及熱誠,傳遍社會各階層,在疫情下『踢場好波』!早前傑志會方已進行了先導計劃,資助深水埗的食肆派發飯盒,反應理想,期望今次『我包飯,你出餸』能延續善舉。」 

 是次計劃所籌得善款,將於6月至7月分別資助4間位於深水埗及旺角等地區的食肆,輪流每日派發約100個#2免費飯盒予區內長者、露宿者及失業人士,預計兩個月共派發約7,000個愛心飯盒#2。以每個飯盒成本價約港幣20元計算,只要善長們捐出100元,連同傑志慈善等額捐助100元,合共200元捐款即可為基層人士提供約10個愛心飯盒。公眾可透過銀行櫃位、自動櫃員機或網上轉數快(FPS)捐款(華僑永亨銀行:035-802-229809-051 “Kitchee Charities Limited”)。


#3 過往一段時間,這4間餐廳都持續向區內市民派發免費飯盒。傑志慈善相信,為這些善心餐廳提供財政支援,能有助他們在市況欠佳環境下繼續經營下去,幫助更多有需要的基層市民。 除了經濟支援善心餐廳,傑志慈善亦會成立「傑志義工隊」,並將在本月公開招募義工成員,召集包括傑志職球員、傑志足球學院學員及家長、傑志球迷和一眾熱愛足球的人士加入,招募詳情稍後將透過球會社交平台公佈。

「傑志義工隊」在6月份將會參與包裝及派發愛心飯盒活動,親身讓關懷帶到社區。將會參加是次義工活動的傑志後衛羅梓駿認為,身體力行是對基層市民的最佳支援:「在球場上我們不希望孤軍作戰,面對疫情也一樣。我也是出身基層,深明逆境下旁人的鼓勵是十分重要。我希望親身送上的飯盒,令一眾長者和有需要人士,感受到傑志的支持。」

 隨著「我包飯,你出餸!」籌款及義工活動的展開,亦代表著傑志慈善2021/22年度工作計劃正式啟動。緊隨的活動包括:匯集社區力量的文具、圖書轉贈計劃;慈善足球同樂日「全民跟隊」及不同形式的探訪活動。傑志慈善希望在疫情持續下,與廣大球迷及市民同心協力,向社會上有需要的人士提供切實的支援,共同扭轉疫境。 

 關於傑志慈善有限公司 傑志慈善有限公司(Kitchee Charities Limited)於2017年成立,為根據《稅務條例》第88條獲豁免繳稅及屬公共性質的慈善機構(編號:91/15406),旨在透過籌辦不同慈善活動,為社會各階層傳播關懷及正能量,鼓勵及協助有需要人士創造正面健康人生。

LFC reveals home and training kit for 2021/22 season

LFC reveals home and training kit for 2021/22 season

Liverpool FC has unveiled its brand-new Nike home and training kit for the 2021/22 season, which is available to pre-order from today. Taking inspiration from the 1964 season, during which time the Reds were under the management and instruction of Bill Shankly, this season’s home kit captures the glow of a bright red colourway. 

LFC reveals home and training kit for 2021/22 season

In 1964, LFC introduced a full flooded red kit for the first time in the club’s history on the basis it would provide them with a psychological edge, with Shankly famously saying that ‘red is for danger and red is for power’. This set the foundation for their dominance in football for years to come. 

LFC reveals home and training kit for 2021/22 season



Inspired directly by that decision, the men’s and women's team will be walking on to the pitch with a full red kit detailed with bolted pinstripes and bright crimson sleeve cuffs and neckline - representing power, energy and danger. With deep-rooted club history meeting contemporary style, the jersey is completed with a fossil-coloured swoosh and crest – a nod to jerseys of the 90s. 

The green neck tape features a thread of stripes which are ever-present in the home collection. Standard Chartered Bank has a fresh new look. Bold, vibrant and digital-friendly, the brand is fit for a new era. 

First team player, Virgil Van Dijk, said: “It’s lovely to see the perfect blend of our heritage and Nike’s jersey innovation for our home kit. Being part of the swoosh family for years, they’ve been at the forefront of sustainable design, and it goes a long way into making our sport a greener one. I can’t wait for the fans to see it in person.” 

This will be the Reds’ most sustainable kit yet, with the shirts that players will wear on the pitch as well as the replica jerseys for the fans having been constructed with 100% recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are collected, cleaned, and melted down to produce a high-quality yarn for manufacturing and is part of Nike’s wider Move to Zero initiative, with football apparel leading the way in sustainability. 

The new kit and selected training kit will be available for pre-order online from the official Liverpool FC online store and will go on general sale for purchase in-store and online from Thursday 3 June. The new full training and lifestyle range will also be available in-store from Thursday 3 June. 

As with previous seasons, the club is offering a 10% discount off the price of the home shirt to all LFC official members. New for this season, the Reds are extending this offer out to UK key workers via Blue Light and Network, and also to students in the UK via Student Beans. 

More information on eligibility and how to redeem the discount can be found here Fans who purchase any home shirt before 9am on 7 June will also receive a £10 Liverpool FC retail voucher to spend in store or online in July. The 21/22 Liverpool FC home kit will be worn for the first time against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on 23 May. 

For more information please visit: www.liverpoolfc.com/store

Sunday, May 16, 2021

LFC marks 20 years since remarkable treble-winning season

LFC marks 20 years since remarkable treble-winning season in new documentary

Liverpool FC is launching a new documentary to transport supporters back to a historic campaign that saw the club bring home the UEFA Cup, the League Cup and the FA Cup. 'One Week in May: The Story of a Unique Treble' airs at 7.30pm UK time on Sunday May 16, the anniversary of the club's thrilling UEFA Cup final victory over Alaves in Dortmund. A special thank you goes to the club's Forever Reds group of former players, who contributed to the documentary. 

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Heroes like Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Gary McAllister join former teammates, staff and supporters as they cast their minds back to this special time. It was a season in which Gerard Houllier’s Reds played 63 games and scored 127 goals. They became the first English side to win three cup competitions in a single campaign and secured an all-important Champions League spot on the final day.

For supporters, it was a time where they could hold their heads high as they journeyed across Europe in search of silverware, where they could dance with joy in the stands as their team completed league doubles over Everton and Manchester United for the first time in decades. And then, during one breathless week in mid-May, they watched Liverpool FC edge two cup finals, before returning to Europe’s top table for the first time in 16 seasons. 

Throughout the documentary, fans can see Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and Danny Murphy reflect on a precious period of their career, joined by the likes of Didi Hamann, Markus Babbel, Sami Hyypia and Sander Westerveld. Assistant boss Phil Thompson speaks with pride at how Houllier and his staff kept their players hungry for more while navigating a tough fixture list. And Houllier's contemporary, Sir Alex Ferguson, looks back on the Frenchman’s presence and ideals, as well as the battles he savoured against the Reds.

One Week in May: The Story of a Unique Treble, premieres on LFCTV at 7.30 pm UK time on Sunday May 16 and will be repeated again at 10.30 pm, it will be available to watch at the same time on LFCTV GO.

Manchester City win fifth Premier League title

Manchester City win fifth Premier League title in 10 seasons Manchester City secure fifth Premier League title in 10 years in "season like no other"

Manchester City win fifth Premier League title in 10 seasons Manchester City secure fifth Premier League title in 10 years

Pep Guardiola describes title as "the hardest one" dedicating win to fans and to late Club legend, Colin Bell, who passed away in January

- The league title is City's 16th domestic honour since lifting the 2011 FA Cup a decade ago
- Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the fifth time in 10 years.
- This evening's result means it is now impossible for Pep Guardiola's side to be overtaken in the Premier League.

The title win - Guardiola's 10th piece of silverware since moving to Manchester in 2016 - comes soon after the Cityzens booked their place in the UEFA Champions League final on 29th May with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

City broke the domestic record for consecutive wins across all competitions [21] and remain on an English top-flight record streak of 19 straight away wins. 10 years since City lifted the 2011 FA Cup - their first trophy of the modern era - this most recent league title is the Club's 16th domestic honour in 11 seasons.

Manager, Pep Guardiola, said: "This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other. This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way that we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players. "They are so special. To come through this season – with all the restrictions and difficulties we've faced – and show the consistency we have is remarkable. It is relentless.

Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient.

"That is equally true of each and every member of our backroom staff, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our players are fully equipped to take on the unexpected challenges and new routines throughout such a turbulent year. Not forgetting, of course, all of the staff across our organisation who work to make this club the success it is. Whether that's been from the offices at the City Football Academy or working from home, the efforts of every employee in such trying circumstances have contributed to this achievement.

"At the start of every season, the Premier League is the most important title for us. This is the one where you have to be there every three days, playing all your rivals home and away. Only by being the very best, week in week out, can you win this competition. It is a huge success. "It is so important to say a huge thank to all our fans. In our toughest moments, we couldn't hear the crowd get behind us as usual, but we know they are with us everywhere we go and that has lifted us. I promise them we sense their love, we appreciate it and we could not have done what we have done without it. I hope we can all celebrate together one day not too far away. It has been such a hard year for so many people. This one is really for our fans and for Colin Bell and all his family."

City captain, Fernandinho, added:

"I am so proud and so happy with what we have achieved. The Premier League is the hardest league in world football – every single game is tough. To win it again means the world to me and the rest of the squad.

"To captain this team is an honour and a privilege because the players have given their all throughout season, whether in training or in matches. The teamwork has been amazing. Football is everything to us and we strive every single day to be as good as we can be in the hope we can bring success to Manchester City. Winning the Premier League title is the ultimate fulfilment of our ambitions. It's what we all dreamed of as young players, so to do it is a wonderful feeling.

"We have missed the fans so much. We wanted to do this for them. "We will enjoy this moment and we hope the fans do too. Rest assured we will continue to do everything we can to bring the Champions League home this season."

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Reds launch anti-hate campaign Stop The Hate Stand Up Report It

Reds launch anti-hate campaign Stop The Hate Stand Up Report It

Reds launch anti-hate campaign Stop The Hate Stand Up Report It

Reds' campaign 'Stop The Hate, Stand Up, Report It' calls for fans to report online hate. The club will join footballing organisations in a social media boycott from 3pm on Friday 30th April to midnight on 3rd May.

The issue of racism and discriminatory behaviour continues to plague the game, and sadly both LFC's male and female players have been on the receiving end of this abhorrent abuse on many occasions. To take a stand against hate, the Reds are launching a new social media campaign - Stop The Hate, Stand Up, Report It - that calls upon fans to report incidents of racism, hate and discriminatory abuse online.

The campaign aims to encourage both fans and the wider community to stand up for and support those who are on the receiving end of such abuse and take definitive action by reporting it directly to the club and relevant social media platforms. LFC has put a new online reporting system in place to log incidences of abuse both online and in-stadium for when fans return, which is available at liverpoolfc.com/reportabuse.

All reports of abuse received by the club will be investigated and escalated to the relevant authorities to be dealt with. The club will also continue to work with the Premier League, Football Association, and other integral organisations as well as calling on the social media platforms to take swift and tough action against perpetrators.

Billy Hogan, CEO, Liverpool Football Club, said:

"Liverpool Football Club has such a rich heritage, and it is thanks to the diverse range of talented players that have played for the club over the years that has enabled us to achieve great success. We have been lucky as a club to see some of the greatest players from all corners of the globe, different nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures don a Liverpool shirt.

"Despite this, sadly, our players and indeed footballers across the world continue to be on the receiving end of appalling abuse, which not only affects them personally but everyone around them. This is not just about football; it is not acceptable that anyone in society is targeted in this cowardly way and it must stop. We know our fans are passionate about an inclusive club and one which welcomes everyone and therefore we are asking them to come together to stamp out discrimination.

"We all need to lead the change together by calling out abuse when we encounter it and take action by reporting it. This, along with greater consequences for those responsible for the abuse will help to fight for zero tolerance."

The Stop The Hate, Stand Up, Report It campaign, which builds on the club's long-standing commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, will sit under its Red Together platform. In addition to the social media campaign there will also be a range of content that will run across LFC platforms and new stadium graphics, which fans will see upon their return to Anfield.

Following the launch of the Stop The Hate, Stand Up, Report It campaign, the club will be joining footballing organisations right across England by boycotting its social media platforms from Friday 30 April at 3pm to midnight on Monday 3rd May.

This will include switching off its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok accounts among others to show solidarity and unite against the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players and many others connected to football.

The boycott is also designed to emphasise that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate, while highlighting the importance of educating people in the ongoing fight against discrimination. In an act of solidarity, club partners Standard Chartered, Nike, Carlsberg and Nivea Men among others, have also agreed to take part in the boycott.

Hogan concluded: "We know boycotting these platforms alone will not eradicate this behaviour, but it is one way of showing that we are willing to take action and proactive steps to fight discrimination in all its forms. Whilst also putting pressure on social media companies to do more to combat online abuse and hold to account the individuals who are responsible for it."