Our Junior Soccer programme offers the opportunity for young players, boys and girls, Club members and non-members, to learn and play the great game of football. The programme is catered for players of all abilities aged 5 to 18. There are programmes for recreational and competitive players, an elite track for the most talented players and a programme for those with special needs.
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Football for All
With the goal of Football for All, the Junior Soccer programme is one of the largest in Hong Kong. Some 1,000 children and young people take part in its programmes that include the Junior Soccer Community Progamme, Youth Pathway Development Programme and the Lucky Mile Programme. The Crusaders programme for players with special needs and conditions has more than 60 participants.
Junior Soccer Community Programme
Our Junior Soccer Community (or “Saturday”) programme focuses on players from 5 to 14 with the goal of providing training and matches for as many players as we can, and ensuring players of all levels have fun and develop in line with their abilities and aspirations. We have 750 players in this programme including 150 girls. Coaching sessions are held on Saturday mornings from September to May with a small number of the more competitive/advanced players invited for additional training on Wednesday and/or Friday afternoons. Our Saturday teams regularly compete in local leagues and competitions as well as touring to tournaments in the region.
Youth Development Pathway
Our Youth Development Pathway (or “Academy”) programme, with around 150 players, attracts and develops some of the most talented youth footballers in Hong Kong, bridging the gap between youth and senior football. Squads at Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16 and Under 18, including Under 18 Girls, are selected by trial at the beginning of the season, train midweek afternoons and represent the HKFC in the HKFA HK Jockey Club Youth League, as well as other competitions. Each squad has a qualified coach and squad manager who work with the players to help them reach their full potential and develop them into senior level football, ideally representing HKFC.
Lucky Mile Programme
Our Lucky Mile programme has around 125 players and is an extension of our Junior Soccer Saturday programme and was established to ensure that our competitive Saturday players who do not play for our Youth Pathway programme have another avenue to play competitive football. Lucky Mile have squads in Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16 and Under 18 which also compete in the HKFA HK Jockey Club Youth League.
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