Hong Kong Football Association

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Hong Kong Football Association
AFC
Association crest
Founded 1909 (officially 1914)
FIFA affiliation 1954
AFC affiliation 1954
EAFF affiliation 2002
President Timothy Fok
Website www.HKFA.com
Hong Kong Football Association
HK HKFA HQ.JPG
The headquarters of HKFA in Ho Man Tin.
Traditional Chinese 香港足球總會

The Hong Kong Football Association Limited (Chinese: 香港足球總會), often abbreviated to the HKFA, is the governing body of association football in Hong Kong. Its current chairman is Brian Leung Hung-Tak and its general secretary is Vincent Yuen Mun-Chuen.[1]

History[edit]

Established in 1909, it is one of the oldest Football Federations in Asia and is responsible for organising various football competitions including the Hong Kong First Division, for professional, amateur and young footballers in Hong Kong.

In 1954, HKFA joined FIFA, and was also one of twelve founding associations of the Asian Football Confederation. Hong Kong played an important role in the early development of Asian football, and was given the honour of hosting the first Asian Cup competition in 1956, in which Hong Kong came third in the tournament.

Despite being a part of the British Empire, and, more recently part of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong fields a separate FIFA-recognised national team.

HKFA is also responsible for operating the Hong Kong football team (Chinese: 香港足球代表隊), which represents Hong Kong and competes in international football events.

HKFA's president is Timothy Fok SBS JP. The association is currently led by chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak.

2010–11 reform[edit]

Former The FA executive director David Davies will lead the team at change agent Scott Wilson Group, which was appointed in September 2010 by Hong Kong Football Association to carry out the reform and restructuring of football in Hong Kong.[2]

On 21 November 2011, HKFA named Gordon McKie as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The former head of the Scottish Rugby Union is signed to a three-year contract. McKie, who's an accountant by profession, says he'll seek to improve the commercial aspects of Hong Kong football.[3]

On 17 December 2011, HKFA announced Ernie Merrick will be the National Head Coach. Merrick said large resources were going into Hong Kong football. "I feel extremely privileged and honoured to have the opportunity and over the last few weeks I have been hugely encouraged to learn about the exciting plans to develop and grow football in Hong Kong," he said. Merrick won two titles in six season for Melbourne Victory. He starts his new role on January 9.[4] On 23 December 2011, Kim Pan-Gon is named National Academy Coach. Coach Kim will be wholly responsible for the identification, development and coaching of all players aged 18 and below.[5]

On 17 April 2012, Australian Steve O'Connor was appointed as the new technical director. The former head coach of the football program at the Australian Institute of Sport will take up his new post in early May. O'Connor, 57, will be tasked with improving the standards of local coaching, referee development, community and youth football activities and women's football. He will also oversee the implementation of elite player development pathways from grassroots football to senior international level.[6]

Staff[edit]

Secretary[edit]

Name Start yeartime End yeartime
Alex P. Storrie 1909
F. W. Eager 1914 1915
W. V. Pennell 1915 1916
Q. M. S. Williams 1916 1917
Yuen Mun Chuen 1985 1999
Yu Chik Sum 1999 2001
Lam Chun Ying 2001 2007
Leung Kam Yau
Lam Shing Kui (acting)
2007 2009
Yuen Mun Chuen 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HKFA appoints Yuen as General Secretary
  2. ^ Ex-England soccer chief helps HK South China Morning Post 2010-10-06
  3. ^ HKFA names Gordon McKie as CEO RTHK. 21 November 2011.
  4. ^ Former Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick to coach Hong Kong Herald Sun. David Davutovic. 17 December 2011.
  5. ^ HKFA appoint National Academy Coach HKFA.com. 23 December 2011.
  6. ^ Aussie O'Connor happy to sign on as HKFA technical director The Standard. 18 April 2012.

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