The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup 2019
The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is delighted to announce that The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup 2019 will take place at Mongkok Stadium on 22 September 2019 (Sunday). Wofoo Tai Po, the reigning Hong Kong Premier League champions will fight against Kitchee, the Champion of 2018-19 FA Cup to compete for their first championship this season.
Generously sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club for the sixth time, the winner and the first runner-up of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup 2019 will be awarded a cash prize of HK$250,000 and HK$100,000 respectively. An amount of HK$100,000 and HK$50,000 plus 20% of the net proceeds of the match will be donated to the charitable organizations nominated by the winner and the first runner-up clubs. Wofoo Tai Po has selected Street Soccer Hong Kong Limited while Kitchee has nominated United Christian Hospital as the beneficiary party. In addition, HK$300,000 will be equally shared by the eight remaining teams of BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League.
Besides, there will be two matches prior to Wofoo Tai Po vs Kitchee. The first one will be the Hong Kong Jockey Club Junior Community Cup which will be fought between HKFC, Champion of U-13 D1 League & FA Cup in 2018-19 JC Youth League and Kitchee, Runner-up of U-13 FA Cup in 2018-19 JC Youth League. This match will provide the opportunity for the boys to play on a big stage in front of a large crowd. The second match will be a friendly match between teams formed by the local famous jockeys and football legends, offering the supporters to recall their memories of football legends and enjoy the performance of the jockeys on the pitch once again since 2017!
Mr. Pui Kwan Kay, Chairman of HKFA said, “Combining football with a charitable purpose, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup is always one of the highlights of the football calendar in Hong Kong. We are grateful for the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the on-going support they give to football, in particular their help in funding our community football development programmes. This year, the Community Cup will continue to provide a great opportunity for our football stars in the future to showcase their skills in a professional venue. I hope a big crowd could come to the match and encourage the young players to pursue their dreams.”