Juniors

Players in action during the HKFC Citibank Junior Soccer Sevens on 15 May 2016 at the Hong Kong Football Club in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / Power Sport Images

Players in action during the HKFC Citi Junior Soccer Sevens on 15 May 2016 at the Hong Kong Football Club in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / Power Sport Images

HKFC Citi Junior Soccer Sevens
The 2016 HKFC Citi Junior Soccer Sevens tournaments will be held at Hong Kong Football Club on May 14-15, with the finals taking place the following weekend, May 21-22, at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens.

The Junior Soccer Sevens will be a seven-a-side, half-pitch format and will feature up to 16 local clubs fielding teams across four age groups: U-9, U-10, U-11 and U-12. Each category will divide into a Plate and Cup Tournament, and the finals of these will be played during the afternoon sessions of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens.

In the inclusive spirit of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens, this will mean participation from players aged eight all the way through to ex-professionals in the Masters Tournament.

U-9 Cup Final – Kitchee v AIFA
U-9 Plate Final – HKFC v BFA
U-10 Cup Final – HKFC v AIFA
U-10 Plate Final – Kitchee v Tai Tam Tigers
U-11 Cup Final – Chelsea v Tai Tam Tigers
U-11 Plate Final – Sun International v ESF
U-12 Cup Final – APSS v Sun International
U-12 Plate Final – Kitchee v BFA

About HKFC Junior Soccer

This is organised within the HKFC Soccer Section by a chairman and committee of volunteers, while all head coaches and coaches are volunteer parents and others willing to give up their time. As the largest programme of its kind in Hong Kong, HKFC Junior Soccer currently has more than 650 players ranging in age from U-6 to U-18. These groups are structured into an all-inclusive community programme for as many players as can be accommodated, club members and non-members.

Up to the U-14 age group, the programme has teams competing in the Hong Kong Junior League against other local clubs and soccer schools.

Additionally, at U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-18 levels, HKFC runs a Youth Pathway Programme for players selected by trial who represent the club in the Henderson (FA) League and the Nike Cup competition. These squads have independent head coaches (not parents) who select and coach the players as well as volunteer squad managers.

All HKFC Junior Soccer coaches are expected to successfully complete the English FA Level One equivalent three-day course, which the programme arranges and funds for all the volunteer coaches. A number of coaches have also successfully completed the English FA Level Two qualification.

For more information and photos please visit the HKFC Junior Soccer website.

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