New Year, New Term, New Classes

With 2017 imminent, it’s time to start thinking about the new Spring Term in 2017.

Our Autumn Term this year has proven to be as popular as ever. We have started up new classes in Sai Kung and Kowloon and had many of our teams competing for the first time across Hong Kong. We are now enrolling for our Spring Term 2017, which starts the week of January 9th 2017.

As we have gained in popularity, so has the demand for our classes. We now offer the option to enrol in more than one class per week, and have added more days into the schedule, including Saturdays.

To enrol for our upcoming term, click here. For a full breakdown of our sessions you can find more information here. The Spring Term runs for 9 weeks.

Prices

1 session / week 2 sessions / week Walk-In
HK$ 1950 HK$ 2950 HK$ 250

If you have any questions or queries regarding our terms, head to our Contact Page or contact us by phone.

Christmas Soccer Camps

Christmas is close, and over the festive and New Year period footballbydesign are hosting their regular holiday camps at the Australian International School in Kowloon Tong (AISHK).

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The upcoming holiday is an unusually long one, so there are SIX weeks of camps available to enrol for.

Week 1 / Mon 19th Dec – Friday 23rd Dec 2016
Week 2 / Wed 28th Dec – Friday 30th Dec 2016*
Week 3 / Mon 2nd Jan – Friday 6th Jan 2017
Week 4 / Mon 9th Jan – Friday 13th Jan 2017
Week 5 / Mon 16th Jan – Friday 20th Jan 2017
Week 6 / Mon 23rd Jan – Friday 27th Jan 2017

Prices:
HK$ 300 / day
HK$ 1450 / week*

*Note Week 2 is only a 3 day week, and priced at the daily rate.

Click here to enrol, and ensure you don’t miss out on the fun games, matches and prizes in store.

Girls U18s – Open Trials

New to this term is our Girls U18s squad, in which our first open trials session is being held at Morse Park on Monday 5th September from 4.30pm – 6.00pm.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible to attend the trial. If you are interested, feel free to get in touch with us via phone or email or alternatively pass on our details to anyone you know who may be interested too.

Squad training will take place at Morse Park each Monday at the same time, with matches typically taking place up to twice a month on Saturday afternoons.

10 Reasons Why You Should Play Football in Hong Kong

The venues

Not many countries can lay claim to having venues either in the midst of skyscrapers one way, and rugged mountains the others. Nowhere else in the world can you find such a high number of quality pitches with breathtaking backdrops.

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It’s the law

Well, almost.. Hong Kong law requires there to be access to free sports pitches for each village and town in Hong Kong, which is why there is an abundance of pitches to play at.

The weather

Okay, so Hong Kong can get a bit (very!) humid which makes any waking moment slightly uncomfortable. However, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Any climate that allows you to don shorts and t-shirt the entire year round is made to play football. Put those longjohns away and get outside!

Think of the children

One of the great tragedies of modern technology is it distracts kids from being… kids! Signing them up to play football in Hong Kong means they get to experience the great outdoors, make new friends and improve their confidence. Plus you can get a few extra hours each week to spend doing what you want. Whether that’s playing football yourself, enjoying a hard earned drink, or just lying down in a quiet, dark room!

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Fitness

Playing football is a great way to stay active and improve your fitness. A weekly kickabout with friends or an organised league game has been proven to bring physiological advantages, but also psychological and social ones too.

Seeing more

With endless numbers of pitches in Hong Kong (it’s the law, remember?!) you can get to see a lot of Hong Kong through just playing soccer. Hidden away amongst the bustle of HK island, dotted about on Kowloon or tucked up in the northern reaches of the New Territories, there’s always somewhere new to see.

The coaches

The standard of coaching in Hong Kong is steadily improving, especially with the influx of English-speaking ex-pat coaches each year. Most experienced and qualified coaches will know how to improve your game, and where the best place is to begin, so get in touch with your local coach to get started.

The glory

Hong Kong is one of the only countries in the world to offer more than one chance at a trophy in tournaments. With the Cup being the most coveted prize, if you miss out you can still win the Trophy, Shield or Bowl, so you have a 400% increased chance of winning some silverware!

Travel

Hong Kong is a travel hub of Asia. The close proximity of so many countries allows you easily hop in and out of these countries, competing in tournaments and gaining invaluable travel experiences. If you’re keen to head on tour with your team, let us know here and we can point you in the right direction.

Making new friends

The turnover of people is very high in HK, and people come and go with the regularity of a HK taxi driver speeding past your flailing signalling arm. As such, you will meet so many new people and make so many new friends. So get out there and don’t be a loner!

coach education

With our extensive network across football, footballbydesign can offer coaches the opportunity to continue their learning, all over the world. Football is a constantly-evolving game, and it’s important to stay ahead of the competition.

Whether you are looking to get involved in coaching for the first time, or you’re an experienced professional looking to fill a gap in your CV, we can arrange the right course for you.

Visit our Coach Education page to see what courses or education tours are upcoming, or get in touch if you would like to enquire more about the courses we provide.

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Easy enrolment

Since we’ve added an enrolment form to our website, it’s never been easier to sign up to our sessions.

All you need to do is pop your details in here, and you can sign up to one of our fun and challenging sessions in Sai Kung.

If you have any questions about enrolment, pricing or later sessions and terms, please get in touch with us at footballbydesign@gmail.com.

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Football for fun

In a 2014 study conducted at George Washington University, young athletes were asked why they played sport. The overwhelming response (90%) was for fun!

Of course fun is subjective, but typical responses for their interpretation of fun included trying their best and being treated respectfully by coaches and teammates.

Here at footballbydesign we understand the need to ensure that the environment children learn in is fun, as well as being challenging and engaging. If fun is their primary motivation behind playing sport, you can be sure that if that stops, so will their participation, irrespective of their ability.

All of our sessions are designed to ensure each participant is intrinsically rewarded by maintaining an element of fun, so check out our sessions to see which one will suit your child.

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Starting the football journey…

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It doesn’t take an extensive Google search to find studies which show a positive relationship between young children playing sport and the benefits it provides now and in later life. Sport provides a platform for people to thrive physically, mentally and socially, and the younger the person, the sooner these benefits can be reaped.

Whether it’s developing motor skills with basic hand-eye or hand-foot coordination, mixing, mingling and making new friends in their team or helping to develop positive self esteem, sport’s beneficial impact should not be underestimated.

footballbydesign are committed to enabling children to learn and develop these important life skills whilst providing a fun and safe environment to do so. Head over to our relevant Football Programmes section to find a suitable class for you and your child.

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