|HKFA Coach Ms Chan Shuk Chi selected as Youth Coach of the Year (Female) - AFC Special Grassroots a
Head Coach of HKFA U12 Girls' Rep Team and Citizen Women's & Youth Team Ms. Chan Shuk Chi was announced as the winner of Youth Coach of the Year (Female) – AFC Special Grassroots and Elite Youth Football Awards 2019, at the 2nd AFC Women’s Football Conference 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 Nov 2019. Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) congratulated Ms Chan Shuk Chi for her continuous achievement in girl’s and women’s football which serves as a role model for many female coaches and football players in Asia.
Ms. Chan Shuk Chi, Head Coach of HKFA U12 Girls' Rep Team and Citizen Women's & Youth Team expressed her gratitude. “I would like to thank the AFC for this award. I take great pride in my work with all the supports from Hong Kong Football Association and The Citizen Athletic Association who have given the girls more opportunities to participate and compete. It is very satisfying to see more women playing football in Hong Kong. The sport is becoming more popular among young girls and I’m glad to play my part to help grow the game and influence more women to play the sport. Lastly, I would like to convey my heartfelt appreciation to Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School which allows me to pursue my passion for football.”
Ms. Chan is a AFC-KFA Pro-Diploma license coach. While she is a full-time teacher in a secondary school, she commits most of her time on women’s football after her regular work. Besides being a coach and starting a youth team at Citizen, Ms Chan led girls and women’s league in many international games including East Asian Football Championship, Asian Games and AFC Asian Cup and has developed many good players to support all squads of HK representative teams.
Moreover, HKFA continues to commit on youth development and we always make our best effort to put the elite youth football players on international competitions. HKFA is delighted that Mr. Lui Man Fai Jason, Head Couch of Southern District FC U18 Youth League, has been awarded the Special Merit of the first-ever AFC Youth Football Development Awards, at the 3rd AFC Youth Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Tuesday. The award is a recognition of Mr. Lui’s efforts in guiding the young players and his succeed on achieving great results.