OVER 400 PLAYERS CONFIRMED FOR FOOTBALL.ALL IN CHALLENGE
Over 400 football lovers have confirmed their participation in the Football.All In Challenge which will be held at the Jockey Club HKFA Training Centre at Tseung Kwan O over the weekend of July 17th & 18th.
The community football project is jointly organized by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) and the Professional Footballers Association of Hong Kong (PFAHK) with an aim to raise funds for local professional football players who have been affected by the COVID19.
“We are excited to have received such an amazing response from over 400 players who will come and play football at the training hub of HKFA this coming weekend and we all know that it means a lot to all professional football players,” said Chan Chi Hong, Joint Convener of PFA. “We continue to welcome anyone and everyone who loves football to come and give support to our football industry.”
To celebrate this inaugural event, there will be an exhibition match between the Legends XI and the Celebrities XI which will be held at 4:30pm on Sunday, July 18th.
All proceeds from fundraising will be deposited to a designated bank account for International Social Service, Hong Kong Branch (ISS). All registered professional football players who have been affected by the pandemic during the period from February 2020 to June 2021 can apply for funding from the “Football Players Relief Fund” set up by the ISS via the assistance of the Professional Footballers Association of Hong Kong. If the application is accepted, International Social Service is responsible for distributing funding to the applicants.
Football. All In Challenge is supported and sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, The MF Group, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, Mr. Pui Kwan Kay, Mr. Mr. Lawrence Yu, Eric Fok, Mr. Matthew Wong, Ms. Ho Mei Chee Charmaine, Johnny Group, Watson’s Water, Klook, Adidas, iBrea, ProEvents Management Limited, Catcher HK, ATACAR and Jockey Club HKFA Training Centre.