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Lingnan University and Hong Kong Football Association sign MOU to support sports leadership development

11 Aug 2022

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports Coaching and Event Management programme
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of LU (Left 4) and Mr Tam Chau Long, Joaquin, the CEO of HKFA (Right 4) sign the MoU to provide students of LU’s Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports Coaching and Event Management programme with extra professional training opportunities.

To foster the development of sports education in Hong Kong, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) of Lingnan University (LU) and the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (11 August). The MoU aims to provide students of LU’s new Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports Coaching and Event Management (SCEM) programme with training opportunities in sports events and sports coaching, including internship opportunities, guest lectures, football events and training activities offered by HKFA. Under the MoU, SIS will also help arrange sports facilities for the joint events organised by the two parties.

 

In his address, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of LU expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the HKFA for their support to the SCEM programme. “Football has always been one of the most popular sports in Hong Kong and the world. It is our great honour to form partnership with the HKFA, which has a history of over a century. We will collaborate with the HKFA in various activities and trainings where students will have the opportunities to put their knowledge into practice and contribute to the football industry in Hong Kong. I firmly believe that the partnership will bring immense benefit to both our students and Hong Kong football development,” said Prof Mok.

 

Offered by the SIS and Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of LU, the SCEM programme is a self-financed, two-year top-up undergraduate programme designed for Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates, as well as athletes who aspire to equip themselves with theoretic knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in sports events and sports coaching sectors..

 

The programme will also cooperate with a number of professional associations in the sports and fitness industry, and community partners to provide a variety of internship, working and service-learning opportunities for students. The programme will also work with various community organisations to enhance health and wellness awareness of the general public and care for people in need. For example, the programme will soon work with H.A.N.D.S Sports Ground to provide fitness courses for the elderly.

 

For more information about the SCEM programmes, please visit:

https://ln.edu.hk/sis/scem/home