Sunday, August 22, 2021

傑志首推半職業化女子足球 助香港女足發展

傑志在過去7屆5奪香港超級足球聯賽冠軍,作為香港最具規模球會之一,傑志亦致力推動女子足球發展。在新球季(2021-22)傑志將會啟動「女子足球半職業化計劃」,融匯傑志足球理念,貫徹For the Good of Hong Kong使命。同時,傑志亦已委任資深教練張寶春為傑志女子隊主教練,爭取佳績。

在新的半職業化計劃下,傑志女子隊會按球員能力及表現提供每月津貼,以吸引具潛力的女球員駐足發展。

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配合傑志足球學院(U10及U12)和青年隊(U15及U18),結合成完善的傑志女子足球青訓階梯,加上專屬訓練場地「賽馬會傑志中心」,為各級別女子隊提供常規專業訓練。

傑志會長伍健相信,新推出的「女子足球半職業化計劃」能加速本地女足普及化:「現時愈來愈多女將參與足球,年紀亦愈趨年輕,期望她們透過傑志提供的專業優質訓練平台,提升技術水平,從而帶動香港女子足球發展。」

而新獲委任的主教練張寶春來季將率領傑志女子隊出戰「賽馬會甲組女子足球聯賽」,張寶春亦會兼顧女子青年隊及足球學院女子班的教練工作。

張寶春是本地資深足球教練,球員年代擔任守門員,曾入選香港奧運足球代表隊,到近年轉職教練,擁有亞洲足協A級教練資格,曾先後以主教練身份帶領南華、流浪及大埔出戰聯賽,去季則效力天水圍飛馬出任體能教練。

傑志女子隊在去屆的甲組聯賽位列第四,U18及U15青年聯賽均排名第五。隨著球會引入半職業化系統,相信來季傑志女子足球表現將有所提升。

Friday, August 20, 2021

Fifa World Rankings August 2021

Fifa World Rankings August 2021


Fifa World Rankings

Fifa's World Rankings for August 2021 were published on August 12 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.

There is quite a lot of change in the top 20 positions from May following Euro 2020 and Copa America. Belgium who exited Euro 2020 in the quarterfinals are still top followed by Brazil and France who lost in the round of 16 to Switzerland. England, Euro 2020 winners Italy, Copa America winners Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, USA.

Senegal are the top African team in 21st place. England remains in 4th. Wales are 19th with the USA in 10th spot. Australia are in 35th place; Japan are in 24th position. Near neighbors South Korea are 36th in the list. Scotland are 49th. The Republic of Ireland are in 47th place, Northern Ireland are 51st.

1 Belgium
2 Brazil
3 France
4 England
5 Italy 
6 Argentina 
7 Spain
8 Portugal
9 Mexico
10 USA
11 Denmark
12 The Netherlands 
13 Uruguay 
14 Switzerland
15 Colombia
16 Germany
17 Sweden
18 Croatia
19 Wales
20 Chile

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Friday, August 13, 2021

LFC Foundation and Right To Play Launch Bangkok COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

LFC Foundation and Right To Play Launch Bangkok COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

LFC Foundation and global children’s charity Right To Play are urgently seeking funding for their Side by Side communities in Thailand, as the country experiences a devastating fourth wave of Coronavirus. The Reds official charity, LFC Foundation, and Right To Play work in partnership to deliver the Side by Side programme, which uses the power of sport and play to help vulnerable children in Liverpool and Bangkok. 

The need for support is more important than ever in these challenging times as the devastating impact of the pandemic continues to make children and their families lives harder every single day. Thailand is currently experiencing a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Daily cases are now exceeding 17,000 and total infections sit at over 500,000 cases with less than 10 percent of the 66 million population vaccinated. Among the hardest hit regions is Bangkok, including the communities of Suanploo, Haroon, Rongmoo and Rim Thang Rotfai Sai Tha Rua, where Right To Play and LFC Foundation are working with vulnerable children and communities. In these communities, many people live a hand-to-mouth existence, and for many a positive COVID-19 case in their family means they cannot earn a living if they isolate themselves according to COVID-19 measures. 

Not only are there significant health risks in the cramped communities, but worryingly, children and parents have reported to Right To Play that they do not have enough food. Right To Play and LFC Foundation are asking fans to stand Side by Side with them to help raise £50,000 so they can continue to support vulnerable children and families in Thailand. 

LFC Foundation and Right To Play Launch Bangkok COVID-19 Emergency Appeal


To raise vital funds, the Bangkok COVID-19 Emergency Appeal has been launched and donations can be made here - https://taejai.com/en/d/sidebyside_liverpoolthai/

The appeal, which is live now, is open until 31 August 2021. Right To Play and LFC Foundation will use the funds and support the Side by Side communities by providing: Dry food packages to families including rice, noodles, canned fish, beans and washing powder COVID-19 prevention supplies to households, such as disinfectant sprays, masks and test kits Online activities for children so they can continue to learn remotely Play at home kits for children so they can take part in fun activities at home and alleviate psychological stress.

LFC Foundation and Right To Play Launch Bangkok COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Sunday, August 8, 2021

傑志90週年 「傑志對理文」挑戰賽回饋社會

為慶賀傑志體育會成立90週年,傑志已向足總提出申請,於香港超級聯賽開鑼前與理文合演挑戰賽,既匯集球迷力量回饋社會,亦為新球季備戰。 「傑志90週年挑戰賽:傑志對理文」將於2021年9月11日(星期六)下午5時30分在旺角大球場舉行,門票定價為港幣$120及$50(特惠票),亦設按次收費直播。今次挑戰賽收入扣除成本後將全數撥捐傑志慈善#,用作舉辦公益活動,為社會各階層傳播關懷及正能量。當中包括正進行的「我包飯,你出餸」傑志慈善飯盒支援計劃。自6月至今,計劃已透過受資助餐廳派發超過3000個免費飯盒予深水埗、大角咀等地區露宿者、長者及其他有需要人士。 

 傑志體育會會長伍健先生衷心感謝理文足球會支持,期望兩隊球員踢出功架:「理文在今屆亞洲足協盃表現出色,成功打入淘汰賽階段;而傑志在亞冠盃成績亦廣受亞洲球壇好評。兩支代表香港出戰亞洲賽的球隊對陣,相信能為球迷帶來一場精彩賽事,亦能籌集善款為社會出力!」 傑志體育會成立於1931年,是香港歷史最悠久的體育會之一。多年來,傑志體育會屬下的足球隊,在本地聯賽屢獲佳績,包括於1947-48、1949-50及1963-64年3奪香港甲組聯賽冠軍。 

傑志90週年 「傑志對理文」挑戰賽回饋社會

 踏入2003年,傑志管理層迎來新氣象,在重返港甲聯賽後奪得多個盃賽冠軍。到2010年後開創盛世,11年內8奪頂級聯賽冠軍,球會自2012年起更連續 10年代表香港出戰亞洲賽,今年6月傑志再戰亞冠盃,分組賽6場獲得11分位列小組次席,創下香港球會在亞冠盃最佳成績。 應邀參與挑戰賽的理文足球會成立於2017年,翌季便勇奪菁英盃冠軍。今年首度代表香港出戰亞協盃,便在分組賽錄全勝的姿態以首名晉級淘汰賽。

憑藉理文及傑志在今屆亞洲賽出色表現,香港在亞洲足協的技術排名由第25位升至第16位,香港的東亞區排名更攀升至第7位,僅次於日本、韓國等勁旅。 今次挑戰賽將以90分鐘法定時間作賽,每隊分別可派遣4名外援落場,如雙方賽和即以12碼分勝負。為增加賽事可觀性,勝出隊伍將可獲港幣$100,000獎金。

Saturday, August 7, 2021

KITCHEE RESHUFFLES KEY COACHING POSITIONS TEMPORARILY AFTER ACL 2021 SUCCESS

KITCHEE RESHUFFLES KEY COACHING POSITIONS

After successfully defended the Hong Kong Premier League title in May, Kitchee played recently in the AFC Champions League 2021 (“ACL 2021”) in Thailand and finished with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, with 11 points against teams from Japan, Thailand and China. History was made for Hong Kong as this is the best-ever results by any local club in this prestigious Asian club competition. It successfully demonstrated the improving level of Hong Kong football in Asia. 

KITCHEE RESHUFFLES KEY COACHING POSITIONS
Interim Head Coach

Armed with this experience, Kitchee aims to make it through to the knockout stage in future ACL competitions which will require all-round improving performance from their young players. The Club expanded the coaching team immediately after ACL 2021, with each member taking on more refined responsibilities focusing in improving young players. 

To this end, Alex Chu Chi-kwong, Head Coach of Kitchee First Team, will temporarily step down from the First Team and return to his original position as Director of Football until the start of ACL 2022 with a strict focus on developing individual training programmes for the Club’s young players so that they may be better equipped for the upcoming ACL competitions. 

Meanwhile, Kim Dong-jin, Assistant Coach of First Team, has been named the Interim Head Coach for Kitchee in the Hong Kong Premier League for the coming season. Kitchee has won many local titles in recent years, including 8 league titles in the last 11 years. Alex was in charge of Kitchee’s first team on 5 of those 8 winning seasons, and he was awarded the “Best Coach of the Year” three times since the Hong Kong Premier League was formed in 2014. 

Alex is also a prominent figure in Kitchee Academy, which develops and nurtures talents like Matthew Orr, Law Tsz-chun, Cheng Chin-lung, Ho Chun-ting, Clement Benhaddouche, and Ngan Cheuk-pan. These players all joined the Club for more than a decade and have been promoted to the First Team. Alex will take on this important task of implementing individual training programmes for our upcoming young players so that more young players will be ready for future ACL competitions. 

Kim Dong-jin, Kitchee’s Interim Head Coach from Korea, played as a central defender and left-back in his professional career. In 2006-2009, Kim joined Zenit Saint Petersberg for three seasons and won several titles, including the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2008. 

Apart from Zenit Saint Petersberg, Kim also played for FC Seoul and Ulsan Hyundai in K-league. With over 60 international caps for Korea, Kim participated in two World Cups and two Olympics. In the season 2017-2018, Kim joined Kitchee and subsequently helped the Club to win the treble in two consecutive seasons. On 24 July 2019, Kim ended his 18-year professional career and made his final appearance as a footballer at the game against Manchester City for Kitchee, at which time he started his coaching career. 

With Kim’s extensive experience, the Club is confident that the First Team will remain dominant in the domestic league and be ready to achieve greatness by shaping the players for the AFC Champions League 2022 and beyond. Kitchee will start the pre-season training on 11 August at the Jockey Club Kitchee Centre with players returning from their respective summer break and quarantine in the coming week. The team will have several pre-season friendlies to warm up in before the season begins on 18 September.