Key Focus Areas
Hong Kong athletes enjoyed a successful year in 2018/19, scoring high marks in Multi-Sports Games and other international competitions.Their excellent performance was rewarded by 8 gold, 18 silver and 20 bronze at the 2018 Asian Games; and 11 gold, 16 silver and 21 bronze at the Asian Para Games.
The HKSI provides full support to high performance athletes, engaging a multi-disciplinary biopsychosocial model of elite training, alongside sustained funding support through the Elite Athletes Development Fund. There are also in-house and off-site facilities for Tier A sports to cater to specific training needs. Such all-round support enables athletes to focus totally on sports training and international competition.
On the educational front, the Partnership School Programme provides a tailor-made curriculum to meet young athletes’ training and education needs. MOUs were signed with three more tertiary institutions to help elite athletes balance study and training. To promote social and personal development, various workshops and exchange activities were also arranged.
The HKSI hosted and co-organised 783 community engagement programmes with stakeholders and community partners to promote elite sport and connect athletes with the community. The HKSI Open Day in January 2019 attracted an enrolment of over 5,000 participants who visited the HKSI’s world-class training facilities and met Hong Kong’s elite athletes in person.
With funding from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Coach Education Programme, the HKSI ensures that internationally benchmarked coaching is maintained at all levels. In addition to promoting exchange of coaching knowledge with local and overseas counterparts, regular courses and seminars were organised for coaches to facilitate capacity building and career advancement.
To keep abreast of global elite sports trends, a HKSI delegation met the Preparation Office for the Olympic Games of the General Administration of Sport of China in Beijing to develop training exchange programmes in preparation for upcoming Major Games. Cooperation MOUs were signed with Chinese Taipei’s Landseed Hospital and Jiangsu Sports Bureau.