You have probably heard of it by now. The 1st Hong Kong Football Forum will take place this Wednesday, May 24th, at the Education University of Hong Kong in Tai Po.
During the forum, distinguished football practitioners and academics are going to share their opinions on issues ranging from history of local football, government policies, identities of expatriate players, fan culture, gender equality and youth development – in Hong Kong’s particular socio-economic and political context. The themes will be discussed in six different sessions between 9:15 am and 18:30, and if you are available that day and you care about local football, you definitely must not miss this!
What should make it even more worthwhile: All participants will receive a FREE COPY of our newly published “Hong Kong Football Podcast” season review. Both Tobias and James will be present to hand them out in person.
Venue: D2- LP- 09 (Tai Po campus of the Education University of Hong Kong; we recommend you take a taxi or Uber from Tai Po Market for around 40-50 HK$).
Language: Cantonese (4 sessions) and English (2 sessions); casual translation for non-Cantonese speakers available
Speakers include: Mark Sutcliffe (Chief Executive of HKFA), Betty Wong (Manager of HK’s national women’s team), Chan Shuk-chi (head coach of HK’s national women’s team), Wilson Wong (chairman of KMB Yuen Long), Jose Ricardo Rambo (former head coach of South China), Tsang Chiu-tat (head coach of KMB Yuen Long), Chris Annan (professional player at Kitchee and Pegasus), Ngan Lok-fung (professional player at KMB Yuen Long and Kitchee), Keyman Ma (of Keymansoho), Matthew Li (of Upower), The Power of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Moment, Chan Hiu-ming (Grassroots development at Macau FA), Medard Koya (former professional player and youth coach)
These practitioners will engage in a dialogue with distinguished academics, writers, and commentators, incl. Prof. Lui Tai-lok (EdUHK, former member of Hong Kong’s Football Task Force), Prof. Brian Bridges (Lingnan University), Prof. Ma Ngok (CUHK), Prof. Annie Chan Hau-nung (Lingnan University), Prof. Ray Yep (CityU), Dr. Lee Chun-wing, Wong Hoi-wing (writer), Kam Wai-keung (EdUHK), Dr. Lawrence Ho (EdUHK), Tobias Zuser (HKBU and offside.hk), Mok Yat-fung (Commercial Press), Season Ho Lok-sea (feminist researcher), Andy Chiu (EdUHK).
See you there!