|The Hong Kong Football Association welcomes government's budget proposal to upgrade Football pitch
Regarding today's government’s announcement of the 2021-22 budget, which will include the refurbishment of Football pitches and recreational sports facilities. In addition, an investment of 318 million yuan to implement the "five-year plan to enhance Football Stadium Facilities'', the Hong Kong Football Association expressed a warm welcome and believed this government plan can promote the long-term development of local Football and promote the professionalization of five-a-side Football.
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association Pui Kwan Kay said: "HKFA is very pleased to learn that the government has always spared no effort in supporting the development of local football and has pledged to invest a lot of resources to enhance Football stadium facilities. We thank the government for its emphasis on Football. We hope this time the government measures taken can benefit more Football players and allow more young people to participate in Football."
The government budget stated the two main venues of the Kai Tak Sports Park is to be completed in 2023 and can be used to host international and local Football matches. Moreover, the government’s "Sports and Recreation Facilities Five-Year Plan" will also add or rebuild twelve Football fields. This includes the reconstruction of Yuen Long Stadium. In addition, the political council will also invest 318 million yuan to implement the "Five-Year Plan For Upgrading Football Field Facilities'', which will subsequently increase the five-a-side Football field that meets international standards. Consequently, this will study the expansion of the current field into a standard eleven-a-side grass Football field. Furthermore, speeding up the renewal of artificial pitches, involving more than 70 venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.