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Hong Kong Lacrosse Open 2014 - Result

Organised by the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association to mark the organisation’s 20th anniversary, an invitational tournament – the Hong Kong Open 2014 – was held over the Easter weekend at the Stanley Ho Sports Center at the University of Hong Kong.

Local spectators were in for a treat as they watched the home team, the Hong Kong men’s lacrosse team, exercise extreme lacrosse skills, strength and stamina to take the lead in the tournament’s overall rankings. Shanghai came second and South Korea, third.

Summary of all matches:

18th April
- Hong Kong 16 : Korea 5

19th April
- Shanghai 21 : China 0
- Shanghai 9 : Hong Kong 14
- Korea 19 : China 1

20th April
- Shanghai 11 : Korea 9
- Hong Kong 26 : China 1

21st April
- Korea 18 : China 0 (Consolation Game)
- Hong Kong 9 : Shanghai 6 (Championship Game)

If you want to see more photos and videos, please visit the event Facebook page.



Hong Kong 23-Man Player Announcement

(27 February, 2014) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) has named the 23 players who will represent Hong Kong at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Denver (July 10th – 19th). 

Following a grueling selection process, the men’s national team was selected from a squad of 70 players. Returning athletes include Seven Cheng Cheung-wai who will represent Hong Kong at his second World Champs, and Leung Yau-chi who is set to compete for his fourth time. Newcomers, include team captain Joey Au-Yeung Chun-yu and Andy Yip Wai-fung.

Head coach Scott Browning said the skill and depth exhibited by the 23-man roster will continue to be built on over the coming months.

“The try-out process began last summer and has been extremely competitive.  Following our Chinese New Year training camp, we finally selected a dedicated group of athletes to represent Hong Kong,” said Browning.

“There was fierce competition for spots on the roster which resulted in some difficult decisions for the coaching staff. I’ve been impressed with the commitment and desire to get better, both in terms of individual skills and as a team. Our roster has a good combination of experienced players and youthful talent.  I’m confident the team will represent Hong Kong with pride and we will see an improved result from previous World Championships.” 

The 2014 Hong Kong men’s lacrosse team includes:

·       Joey Au-Yeung Chun-yu

·       Theo Chan Tat-chun

·       Seven Cheng Cheung-wai

·       Dennis Cheng Chi-fung

·       Robert Craighead

·       Eric Fung Kong-yau

·       Jeffrey Fung Hon-sing

·       Hui Yau-yuen

·       Timothy Kwan Che-wa

·       Samuel Lau

·       Kenneth Lee

·       Lee Tsz-kin

·       Leung Yau-chi

·       Kelvin Mak Ho-chun

·       Matthew Silverio

·       Van Sternbergh

·       Joseph Wich

·       Wong Chun-hong

·       Wong Hang-wai

·       Gabriel Wong Kin-man

·       Wilson Wong Wai-kwan

·       Andy Yip Wai-fung

·       Yuen Ka-wang

Ahead of the World Champs in Denver, the team is currently focused on preparing for the Hong Kong Open (18 – 21 April, 2014).

To see the team in action, click HERE. You can also stay on top of Hong Kong’s road to Denver by following updates via the team’s Facebook page and Twitter account



Hong Kong Lacrosse Open 2014

(HONG KONG) The Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) has announced it will host an invitational tournament over the Easter weekend (18 – 21 April, 2014).

The Hong Kong Open will mark 20 years of HKLA

With registrations for the Hong Kong Open live until 2 March, 2014, the HKLA is challenging international teams to bring their lacrosse skills, strength and stamina to Hong Kong in order to help mark the organization’s 20th anniversary.

“We welcome teams from across the lacrosse world to enter the Hong Kong Open.”
—Louis Hou, Executive Director of HKLA

Louis Hou, executive director of the HKLA, the governing body of lacrosse in Hong Kong, says along with celebrating an important local milestone for the sport, the tournament is an excellent opportunity for teams preparing to compete at the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. “We welcome teams from across the lacrosse world to enter the Hong Kong Open. It will serve as a chance for players to compete against a roster of international sides, as well as help raise the profile of the sport here,” Hou said.

In Hong Kong, lacrosse has a long tradition as a club sport played by students and graduates of the residential halls at the University of Hong Kong. “We hope the tournament will help fuel public interest and excitement in the sport, in turn helping us to grow it at a grass roots level,” added Hou.

 

Hong Kong Open 2014:

  • Game dates: 18 – 21 April, 2014
  • Teams: 23 players per team, five bench staff; maximum of six men’s teams
  • Game rules: FIL 2013 – 2014 men’s field lacrosse rules
  • Team fee: US$1,500 (includes accommodation for 17 – 22 April; transport to/ from playing fields)
  • Application deadline: 2 March, 2014
  • Team confirmation: 9 March, 2014
  • Team fee payment deadline: 17 March, 2014

For tournament enquiries, please email hkopen@hklax.org or apply online at www.hklax.org.

 



Hong Kong Gears Up For 2014 World Games

The Hong Kong men’s lacrosse team is gearing up to compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Denver in 2014 from July 10-19.

Held every four years, the FIL World Championships hosts the premier event in international lacrosse. Forty countries are expected to participate in the 2014 World Championships, including national teams from the United States, Canada and the Iroquois Nationals featuring the world’s elite players.

Following a convincing first-place finish at the 2013 Singha Battles Lacrosse Invitational tournament held in Bangkok, the Hong Kong team showcased sharp form with wins over Singapore (13-8), Thailand (12-6) and Malaysia (11-2).

Louis Hou, executive director of the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA), the governing body of lacrosse in Hong Kong, says he is looking forward to seeing Hong Kong make its mark at the upcoming World Championships.

“We held extremely competitive tryouts over the summer to put together our current roster of 28 players, and 23 out of this group will proudly represent Hong Kong at the World Championships,” he said. “Right now, the team is focused on training to be in peak physical and mental condition for the challenges that lie ahead in Denver. We are committed to putting Hong Kong lacrosse on the map.”

While lacrosse is not widely played in Hong Kong, the sport has a long tradition as a club sport played by students and graduates of the residential halls at the University of Hong Kong through an eight-team league organized by the HKLA. “We hope the team’s journey to Denver will spark greater interest in the game and inspire a new generation of home-grown talent,” added Hou.

Head coach Scott Browning believes the Hong Kong squad has the potential to develop into a strong contender in its division in Denver. Browning, who is from Canada and coached the Canadian National U19 team in 1999 and again as an assistant coach in 2012, says it is empowering to note some of Hong Kong’s most promising lacrosse players have come through local club programs.

“It’s great to see local lacrosse initiatives in Hong Kong produce such good talent,” he said. “While a few of our players hail from US Division I and Division III college programs, the bulk of our team is home grown, with players who learned how to play lacrosse while they were in university.”

“Coming off a successful campaign in the Singha Battles tournament, we still have a lot of work to do, as the competition in Denver will be tougher than the teams we have faced so far. Our guys are ready to take on this challenge and are committed to being in the best form they can be when Hong Kong competes on the world stage next year.”

Prior to the World Championships in Denver, the HKLA will host an international exhibition tournament in April 2014. Details about this tournament will be released in the coming weeks. To stay on top of the Hong Kong Lacrosse Team’s road to Denver, follow updates on Facebook and Twitter.


 



Recruitment of Development Officer

 

HKLA is now recruiting professional to design and implement lacrosse developmental programmes.
Main role is designing and implementing developmental programmes such as youth, coach and U-teams. Being a direct report to the HKLA Director, weekly review meeting and monthly progress report are expected.
Below is the detail of the post. Please send your CV to Louis Hou (louishou@hklax.org)
 

Overview

The Development Officer (DO) will plan, direct and implement the development of Lacrosse throughout Hong Kong and in the region. The DO will be, for the time being, the principal full-time executive member of staff and will report directly to the Managing Director.

 

Term

Contracted staff of 1-year term

 

Core Responsibilities

Devise and execute an implementation plan for the development of Lacrosse throughout Hong Kong in line with the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) Year Plan. Specifically to include the following:

  • Develop and initiatives and systems for a progressive increase in membership
  • Responsible for coordinating and organizing domestic events and international events/tournaments
  • Provide support to existing Clubs and teams
  • Identify and implement opportunities in clubs and schools for the introduction of Lacrosse
  • Develop and introduce the Development Programme, introducing coaches to schools and facilitating liaison between schools and local clubs
  • Contribute to the other Youth Programmes
  • Assist with the development and delivery of coach and referee education
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities locally and nationally
  • maintain existing IT systems and social media, e.g. website, event registration/organization, facebook page, etc.
  • Attend monthly board meetings as requested

 

Qualification/Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in development or related subject
  • 3 years experience in sports coaching, development or similar role
  • At least 2-year experience in the field of Lacrosse
  • Has a sound knowledge and experience of Hong Kong Lacrosse environment and culture
  • A good knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office applications and Internet interface
  • Driving licence is a plus

 

Further Requirements and Personal Qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Personable and approachable
  • Effective management and interpersonal skills
  • Proven planning and organizational skills
  • A sound knowledge of coaching theory and practice
  • Fluent speaking English is a must and Cantonese speaking ability is a plus
  • Enthusiasm to implement best practice in the continuing professional development of coaches, club officials and volunteers working in this sport
  • Flexibility - this position will require the successful candidate to work some evenings and weekends.


Lacrosse Seven 2013

Do you want to experience a day with full of excitement, joy and friendship? Let's try Lacrosse Seven!!!
 

 

Date: 11-Aug, 2013 (SUN)
Time: 11:30 - 15:00
Venue: King's Park Sports Ground (Pitch 2)
11 Wylie path, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon
Division: Mens, Womens
Team: HKLA will assign team for each player, 4-6 teams per division depends on the number of players
Fee: HKD $150 per player and will be collected on the field
Registration: All players please visit http://hkll.leagueapps.com and register as member first, and then register the event as free agent under tournament tab
Enquiry: Edwin Leung

 



Hong Kong Womens team roster for World Cup is confirmed

The Hong Kong Team will be participating in the Women's World Cup for the first time ever! The tournament will be held between July 10 - 20, 2013 in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The final roster is confirmed, and the team will be departing Hong Kong on the 7th July.

To see the roster detail, please click here.

Please follow and support us on Facebook.

To find out more about the tournament, please visit http://www.2013worldlacrosse.com.



Hong Kong Mens team Roster list after 2nd tryout camp is announced

 

40 player roster list
  # Name     # Name
  4 Kevin Chan     26 Chak Hoi Lam
  30 Benson Lee Zhu     35 Hang Wai Wong
  55 Edwin Leung     69 Matthew Silverio
  13 Chi Ho Lam     14 Yat Chun Chan
  15 Chi Kong Chiu     17 Ho Chun Kelvin Mak
  18 Tsz Kin Lee     19 Che Wa Kwan
  33 Chun Yu Au Yeung     34 Long Fung
  36 Joseph C Wich     37 Van Sternbergh
  54 Kin Man Wong     56 Cheung Wai Cheng
  6 Wai Fung Yip     11 Samuel Lau
  24 Robert Craighead     38 Chi Fung Cheng
  39 Chun Hong Wong     40 Ho Hung Cheung
  41 Ka Wang Yuen     12 Wai Kwan Wong
  46 Yau Yuen Hui     62 Wesley Yau

 



Hong Kong Mens team Roster list after 1st tryout camp is announced

Below is the message from our coach and the 40 player roster list after the 1st tryout. 

 

Dear players,

It has been a great pleasure to work with all of you. Your efforts this past sunday are an impressive reflection of your dedication to the sport. Throughout the two training camps, and again in the scrimmage, you played hard, and gave the coaches some tough choices to make.

Below you will find the first selections to the HKLA National Team for 2014 Denver. (see HKLA FB page or email) The roster is not final, the tournament roster for Denver will have only 23 positions. This roster is comprised of all those players who remain eligible for selection to the final roster.

There will be another training camp in May. At this camp we will select the 30 players who will travel to Beijing in June 21st to 27th for the ASPAC Tournament. Details of ASPAC Tournament also attached for your preparation. The May camp, along with the June tournament will be used to select a 30-man roster. This group of 30 players will train together throughout the coming season, and from it we will select the 23-man roster for Denver.

If you do not find your name on the roster, please do not be disappointed. You will hear from me directly, with some feedback specific to your performance at camp.

Should you have any questions about player eligibility, please contact Louis Hou.
Should you have any questions about selection, please contact me.

Jordan West-Pratt

 

40 player roster list
  # Name     # Name
  3 Hok Wai Jay Cheung     4 Kevin Chan
  5 Hoi Alec Lau (Reserved)     26 Jack Lam
  27 James Wong     30 Benson Lee Zhu
  35 Hang Wai Wong     55 Edwin Leung
    Matt Silverio (Reserved)       Nigel Yip (Reserved)
  13 Chi Ho Lam     14 Yat Chun Theo Chan
  15 Chi Kong Chiu     17 Ho Chun Kelvin Mak
  18 Tsz Kin Lee     19 Che Wa Kwan
  21 Hon Sing Jeffrey Fung     33 Chun Yu Au Yeung
  34 Long Fung     36 Joseph C Wich
  37 Van Sternbergh     47 Kong Yau Eric Fung
  48 Tsun Yat Terence Kwok     49 William Johnson
  50 Ting Hon Kevin Chan     54 Gabriel Wong
  56 Cheung Wai Cheng     6 Wai Fung Andy Yip
  11 Wan Kei, Samuel Lau     24 Mack Craighead
  38 Chi Fung Cheng     39 Chun Hong Wong
  40 Ho Hung Cheung     41 Ka Wang Yuen
  42 Kenneth Sea Leong Lee     43 Nicholas Joseph Doyle
  51 Kin Pang Jerry Yu     12 Wai Kwan Wong
  45 Lung Wu     46 Yau Yuen Hui

 



Lacrosse Seven 2012

Do you want to experience a day with full of excitement, joy and friendship? Let's try Lacrosse Seven!!!
This year, Lacrosse Seven will be held on 26-Aug, 11am-5pm, at King George 5 School

There will be
- 7 a side Men's (4 teams)
- 7 a side Women's (4 teams)
- 7 a side Mixed (4 teams)

Please click here to register.

For enquiry or registration, please send email to either Gabriel, Gem, Joyce or Louis.