Hong Kong Lacrosse Open 2016 - Officials
In this year’s Hong Kong Lacrosse Open, we are pleased to invite experienced Lacrosse officials from the world to Hong Kong to grow the game and make the event an exciting one. The zebra team with about 20 officials this year will be the biggest ever official crew in the history of Hong Kong Lacrosse Open. With such a strong official crew, we hope the game standard in Hong Kong Lacrosse Open improves from year to year, as well as the officiating development in Hong Kong. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet new people in Lacrosse and make the event exciting and memorable.
“No Nice Judge, No Nice Game”
- Frankie Fung (Hong Kong Lacrosse Open 2016 Referee in Chief)
Umpires from Overseas
Being born into a lacrosse family I have played the game since I was 10 culminating in being a member of the Australian Team in 1995 who won the inaugural U19 World Championship in USA. My umpiring career began in 1996 when a broken thumb prevented me participating as a player in the Australian National Championships. I have continued to umpire and play but more recently concentrating on furthering my umpiring career. In 2013 I umpired my first International event at the ASPAC Tournament in Beijing and I was honoured to be selected as one of the Australian representatives to officiate at the 2015 U19 World Championship in Scotland. I look forward to furthering my international experience at the 2016 Hong Kong Open.
Cheryl Green MacNeill
I began officiating in 1987, a year after I started playing. I have been very fortunate to have been able to officiate a sport that I love in 7 countries, on 3 continents over the last 29 years. In 2003 I obtained my International rating, and have officiated on field at the 2003 U-19 IFWLA World Championships, 2005 IFWLA Women's World Cup and the 2009 FIL Women's World Cup. In 2011 and 2015 I was a Technical Delegate for the U-19 FIL Women's World Championships. In 2007 I was the co-chairperson for the IFWLA U-19 World Championships and in 2013 I was the co-chairperson for the FIL Women's World Cup. I am looking very forward to my first trip to Asia, and the 2016 Hong Kong Open!
I started playing lacrosse when I was 12 and started coaching at a local club with my dad when I was 16. I played in the first and second teams at Exeter University, whilst coaching the beginners and umpiring our senior matches.
From there, I secured a position as the graduate lacrosse coach at Stowe school in 2013, coaching teams from across the age groups and of all abilities. In September 2014 I started my Masters course and committed to developing my umpiring. I umpired for teams throughout the South West, with particular commitment to the University of Birmingham first team. In the last few years I have umpired the BUCS semi-finals, the Junior Home Internationals, the U18 International Festival and the European Championships.
I have been officiating for 16 years and an international official since 2008. I refereed World Cup (2009 and 2013） and U19(2011). One of officials for Gold medal game in 2013 WC and head official for Gold medal game in 2011 U19. A member of FIL Women's officiating Committee since 2012. I worked for 2015 ASPAC as TD. This is 3rd time visit to HK Lacrosse. I am glad to join HK open and help HK lacrosse grow again.
Referees/Assessor from Overseas
The last 6 years alone my refereeing career has progressed steadily. I have gained FIL accreditation, maintained it at subsequent FIL events and have the respect of my officiating colleagues around the world including those on the FIL board.
Most recently I have acknowledged the fact that teaching, mentoring and training new referees is something that is vitally important in our ranks and also that I have experience in doing so through other sports. Therefore I have taken on extra responsibility in this area and many times sacrificed my own game to ensure the good teachings and confidence building of my fellow colleagues. I strongly believe that it’s not about one or two referees being or thinking that they’re ’the best’ but helping all referees by imparting our knowledge and experiences to ensure that as a collective group we benefit the game as a whole.
I have been refereeing field lacrosse for 15 years. In that time I have been fortunate to attend 6 Canadian Championship tournaments and 2 World Championship tournaments. I currently hold the positions of Clinic Instructor and Vice Chair Mens Field lacrosse in my home province of British Columbia, I am also a member of the National Officials Certification Program review board in Canada. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to attend my first Hong Kong Open.
Johannes Kaschke has been an lacrosse official for more than 8 years and is currently the head referee for the Southern District of the German Lacrosse Association. Having gained experience at the 2012 European Championships and the 2014 World Championships, he has also tried to give something back to the community and has been active in teaching and assessing across Europe. He is looking forward to his first Hong Kong Open
Back to Hong Kong again this year. Had refereed HK Open last year and had been given new name as "Shoeless". After last year's HK Open, he had worked ASPAC Championship as RIC with great support from assessors in our region, Frankie Fung, Tim Howard and Manabu Minamoto.
Have been refereeing since1990 nationally and internationally, and engaged developing referees at nation wide. Currently in charge of the management of regional organization & developing.
"Make our throat be thirsty also in Hong Kong!"
My referee career started in 2003 and worked many games mostly in Japan in the first half of my career. Then I have had a lot of chances to join some international games/tourneys including World champs in 2010. Recently I've been working on growing lacrosse games in South East Asia since my new life started in Vietnam. My heart is set on refereeing international games all over the world. It's an honor to grow lacrosse games in Hong Kong again.
Born London England, Sport: Rugby Union. Moved to New Zealand in 1996, became a rugby referee as was not going to play rugby with all the large Polynesians!
Started Refereeing Lacrosse in 2000 when the game restarted in New Zealand after a break of 85 years. Internationals: - fortunate to referee at 2002 Worlds in Perth. Refereed at 2 other World championships – 2006 and 2010. Also refereed at 3 ASPAC tournaments plus a test between an Australian team and NZ on ANZAC day 2014. As New Zealand head referee have helped develop the officiating in the country. As a director of the Asia Pacific Union also helping to develop the game in the whole region.
Refereed for ASPAC in NZ , and Thailand. Attended the international larado in Denver and ref for the festival games in Denver.
Played for NZ in Canada. In NZ team for Manchester as travelling Sub played in the masters festival.
Barbara Zelenay has been inspired by Graham Lesters’ passion for refereeing lacrosse 11 years ago. Since then Babsi has refereed countless tournaments and championships all around the world, including 3 World and 2 European championships. In preparation for the next World lacrosse event, the Hong Kong Open is an exciting new experience bringing her back to Asia. When she is not refereeing herself, Babsi is travelling around Europe teaching clinics or assessing.
Referees from Hong Kong
Frankie Fung (FIL Accredited)
Dennis Cheng (FIL Accredited)
Edwin Leung (FIL Accredited)
Lee Chun Pang
HKLA is now recruiting a part-time / full-time Finance Admin Assistant. Below is the detail of the post.
Interested parties please email detailed resume with current and expected salaries, and date of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance Admin Assistant reports to the Board of Directors / Treasurer and is responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services. This includes recording, processing and monitoring income and expenditure transactions, payments and claims for the Association. The position assists the Association in processing the payments, records and documents from various authorities, vendors, service providers and other parties in a timely manner.
The main duties are listed below:
1. Perform the day to day processing of financial transactions including:
- Verifying and processing bill payments to vendors and service providers
- Verifying and processing expense claims for the parties in the Association
- Payroll and MPF payment and record documentation
- Invoice and receipt issuing
- Record keeping for all of the transactions, invoices, receipts and statements
- Assist book keeping of the transactions
2. Perform administrative support and clerical services:
- Forms filling for company secretary as required by Company Registry
- Forms filling and mailing for bank accounts
- Documentation and filing of company records for the Association
- Assisting in quotation, procurement and reservation for the Association
Qualifications and Experience
- The successful candidate will be offered on a contract term employment.
- Monthly salary from HKD$10,000 to HKD$15,000 depending on experience and time commitment.
All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used only be used for the purpose of considering your employment application.
Hong Kong Lacrosse Association Limited - Annual General Meeting
The HKLA AGM will be held on
Open for registration: . Details of the venue and time are as follows:
Venue: Room 1114, 11th Floor, Hong Kong Scout Centre, Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon.
We look forward to your participation and sharing with you our works for lacrosse.
2016 Hong Kong Under 19/21 Men’s National Team
The Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) is excited to announce that they have begun to accept player applications for the 2016 Under 19 (U19) Men’s Field team that will be representing Hong Kong at the FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championship in Coquitlam, Canada, July 7-16, 2016.
- Male lacrosse players born 31 August 1994 or younger.
- Note: as 1st time participants, the FIL has approved an overage team (U21)
- Must be at least 16 years of age prior to the day of the 2016 World Championship commencement
-Athletes need to meet or have the intention/capability to meet FIL player eligibility criteria to represent Hong Kong.
For more information on FIL Eligibility, please click below.
National Team Participation
- Athletes selected are expected to participate in scheduled training, development and evaluation sessions.
- Athletes will be selected to participate in specific local and international competitions
- Athletes in the team will be required to participate in “community involvement” activities as organised by the team. ie. coaching youth clinics, volunteering at team events, etc.
- Applicants will be assessed on a combination of lacrosse ability, athletic ability, character, commitment and attitude.
- Applicants will participate in tryouts which will be composed of lacrosse training as well as physical fitness testing.
- Tryout Fee of 400 HKD
- If selected into the National team, an additional Team Participation Fee of 5,000 HKD will be required to cover travel, accommodations, training and equipment.
National Team Schedule
Tryout Camp March 25 - 28
Korea Tour April 8 - 10
Regular training in April
HK Open April 29-May 1
Regular training in June
World Championship Tour June 28 - July 17
Registrations due: February 26, 2016
Sign up to be completed online at: http://www.hklax.org/custom_php/signup_U19_2016.php
HKLA Development Officer
HKLA “US Lacrosse Convention 2016” Sponsorship Program
Program: US Lacrosse Convention 2016
Date: 22-24th Jan, 2016
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Quota: max. 2 candidates
Sponsorship amount: HKD 20,000. (Flight + Accommodation)
*HKLA will directly cover HKD 16,000 (80%) for the event. While the candidate has to pay up to HKD 4,000 (20%) for the rest of the event, this portion of amount will be fully reimbursed after the specified obligation terms listed below are fulfilled
Commitments and Obligations for successful candidates
Considered the importance of the commitments and obligations of the candidate(s) in returning his/her learning to our Hong Kong lacrosse community, the following requirements are expected.
*The duration of above obligations is subject to the amount sponsored. A general reference will be 1 month service per HKD 1,000 sponsorship; or whichever agreed between the candidate(s) and HKLA, which will be discuss and agreed on upon formal acceptance of the sponsorship
Selection Criteria / Process:
ALL HKLA members are eligible for application. Selection will be base on the applicant’s previous contribution, current role, and future commitment to develop lacrosse as a sport in Hong Kong.
To apply, please send to email@example.com the following:
- Basic resume of the applicants, including previous lacrosse experience / involvements
- Short essay on candidate’s view of HK lacrosse now and future, and how he/she will want to contribute to the development of the sport in HK, and why attending the event will be beneficial;
*Applications will be short listed by the selection panel (consisting of representatives from Coaching Sub-committee and Game Committee of HKLA)
The panel will interview short listed applicants and maximum of 2 candidates will be selected for the sponsorship this year.
Deadline for application: 10th Dec, 2015
Hong Kong Coach Development Programme Summary
Lacrosse is being promoted and growing in Hong Kong society rapidly - coaches are a key enabler and playing an important part in this journey. HKLA proudly presents the launch the Hong Kong Lacrosse Coach Development Programme (LCDP).
Programme Objective and Vision
The programme is designed to build excellence in lacrosse coaching, in order to:
- Support development of lacrosse as a sport in HK
- Elevate the performance level of HK lacrosse
- Develop future lacrosse leaders with high character and as a way to preserve HK lacrosse values and spirits
Men’s Level 1 – Foundation Coach
Level 1 is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and fundamentals of coaching lacrosse. Coaches will be equipped with necessary lacrosse knowledge to promote and honor the sport.
The course provides tools to teach basic individual skills, team and game concepts to beginning players of all ages.
No matter how experienced you are, there’s always something you can learn and improve.
Level 1 is baseline training relevant to all levels of lacrosse coaches who are dedicated to improve coaching skills and performance.
Priority will be given to existing coaches / captains / leaders of any local lacrosse programme, e.g. Interhall, League, Project Cradle, etc.
Level 1 Workshop will cover the following modules for Foundation Coaches.
- Lacrosse as a SPORT
- Coach Philosophy and Development
- Player Skills Development
- Team System Development
As for accreditation as well as practical application, a number of designed practical sessions will be provided to participants after workshop completion.
Men's Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Certification Workshop
Sunday, 25 Oct 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room 901, Hong Kong Scout Centre, Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon
HKD 250 per participant. Privileged price for HKLA Member will be HKD 200 only!
Joining the programme for now we are planning to offer complimentary access to some shared online coaching academy and materials to our accredited coaches.
Registrations due: October 22, 2015
Seats are limited. Sign up to be completed online at http://www.hklax.org/custom_php/signup_coach2015.php
The Hong Kong Lacrosse Youth Academy is directed towards developing youth lacrosse in Hong Kong. An important developmental goal, the initial group of development sessions are targeted towards youth athletes with aspirations of representing Hong Kong at the Under-19/21 international level.
This programme is designed so that participants receive top level instruction and support preparing them for the next step in their development and achievements.
Rationale and Intent
One of the main goals of the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) is to improve the calibre of lacrosse and to enhance the popularity of the sport in Hong Kong. The HKLA is committed to achieving this goal, and the introduction and development of youth lacrosse programmes such as the Youth Academy is a key strategy to that end. The programme will serve as talent identification for the Hong Kong Lacrosse Under 19 National Team and development for the High Performance Programme (HPP).
Target (for 2015/2016)
- born 31 August 1994 or younger.
- Must be at least 16 years of age prior to the day of the 2016 World Championship commencement on 7 July 2016.
- To provide athletes with the opportunity to enhance their skills and abilities and to prepare them for international competition at the National Team level.
- To provide athletes with lacrosse skill development opportunities through on field preparation and competition.
- Athletes will be selected to participate in specific competitions
- Athletes in the programme may be required to participate in “community involvement” activities as organised by the programme. ie. coaching youth clinics, volunteering at team events, etc.
1 Year Academy Fee of 1,000 HKD will be required to cover basic training costs.
- Financial arrangements for tournaments will be communicated prior to the selection of the travelling squad.
Men’s Academy Schedule to March 2016
September: Programme Announcement and Registration
October & November: Training (1-2 sessions per week)
January: Greater China Cup (Jan 1st-3rd in Shanghai)
December & January: Winter Break
February & March: Training & Hong Kong Open (1-2 sessions per week), Completion of Youth Academy Year 1
Registrations due: October 1, 2015
Sign up to be completed online at http://www.hklax.org/custom_php/signup_ya2015.php
HKLA Development Officer
The Hong Kong lacrosse family regrets to share the following message from HKLA Board of Directors.
"Louis' dedication will always be respected by all lacrosse lovers in Hong Kong and his guidance will be missed by colleagues of the Association." Albert Lai noted.
HKLA Level 1 Referee Course (Sep 22, 2015)
"No Nice Judge, No Nice Game"
We are aiming to improve the standard of Lacrosse officiating to support the growth of Lacrosse in Hong Kong.
Level 1 Referee Course will give you an introduction on how to be Lacrosse official and you can get certified as Level 1 Referee!
Date: 22nd Sep 2015 (Tue)
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Room 602, Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai)
Prerequisite: basic understanding of Men's field Lacrosse rules (Federation of International Lacrosse)
Please download the latest rule book from FIL website:
Date/Time/Venue: To be confirmed
Exam Fee: HKD150
(Exam will be on electronic format, laptops / tablets / smartphones with internet access will be required)
Registration and deadline:
Deadline: 21st Sep (Mon)
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email subject "HKLA Level 1 Referee Course" with the following details:
Seats are limited!