The Club’s vision, as stated in our Articles of Association, is to be recognised as one of the leading sports clubs in the world and our mission includes facilitating the development and participation of recognised sporting activities.
This commitment to the betterment of sport extends to the general community, regardless of gender, race and nationality, as well as to our 3,500 Members, which, with spouses, partners and children, gives a total of some 10,000 users.
Major activities designed to encourage sports development, available to both Members and non-Members, include Mini and Youth Soccer, Mini and Youth Rugby, Mini and Youth Hockey, Junior Squash, Junior Badminton and Junior and Youth Tennis Groups. Likewise, a plethora of gymnastic, dance, aerobic, aquatic and martial arts programmes and classes are offered.
The facilities are also used for international fixtures, training, seminars or functions by the Hong Kong Football Association, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Hong Kong Hockey Association, Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association, Hong Kong Squash, Hong Kong Netball Association, Hong Kong Tennis Association, Hong Kong Golf Association and the Yau Yee Football League as well as others. Additionally, our Club is virtually the only sports club in Hong Kong to host and manage international sporting events on a regular basis which, we believe, with local participation and spectators, helps to foster and advance a greater sporting culture within the local community.
Sports For Young Communities
The Club also makes its sports facilities available to many youth groups and community organisations on a gratis or concessionary basis. A venue and coaching are provided free to the Hong Kong Vocational Centre for Children with Special Needs and a Soccer Programme for Children with Special Needs. We provide a number of sporting and recreational facilities for use by Springboard Project and the Nesbitt Centre, and we also allow use of our sports facilities to children (with their teachers and supervisors) from the many educational establishments within Hong Kong. In addition, we hold an annual lunch for residents of the China Coast Community.
Our community outreach activities naturally revolve around sports, but we also make financial contributions, in part, using proceeds from fines imposed for using mobile phones on Club Premises and other donations are made by both the Club and the Sections/DSA/Societies as well as groups of Members. On average, the Club makes charitable donations of approximately $1 million per year.