HKFA and Lingnan University to collaborate in providing hands-on training opportunities for students

2022-08-16

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is pleased to announce that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with Lingnan University (LU) on August 11, 2022, to provide opportunities for students participating in the Sports Coaching and Event Management (SCEM) programme at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS).

The SCEM programme is designed for Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates, as well as athletes who aspire to pursue a career in sports event and sports coaching sectors. Through this collaboration the HKFA will become the programme partner of the SCEM programme, and provide internship opportunities for LU students, organise site visits to the HKFA and arrange guest lecturers from the Association to the university.

The HKFA will also collaborate with the SIS in arranging football-related events and training activities for university students, and in turn the School will help arrange sport facilities for the HKFA at LU for various partnership activities.

In his speech at the signing ceremony, HKFA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Joaquin Tam briefly introduced the various programmes and promotion events organised by the HKFA. He said, ”Through the signing of the MOU, many exciting opportunities will then be available to SCEM students through internship opportunities. By gaining hands-on experience in football and event management, we hope to guide students to discover where their passion lies and help structure their further career planning.”