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EdUHK Seminar on Local Sports Development

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) held a seminar today (20 January), in which the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung discussed the prospect of local sports development and the role of local educational institutions in promoting physical activity. 

Entitled ‘Leader’s Dialogue on New Chapter for Sports’, the seminar attracted over 100 school principals, teachers, scholars and practitioners in the field, as well as members of local sports associations.

In delivering his keynote speech on ‘A New Chapter for Sports Development’, Mr Yeung introduced the Bureau’s initiatives and policies, while providing an outlook for local sports development. He was then joined by Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak, Associate Head of the Department of Health and Physical Education at EdUHK; Dr Kevin Kam Wai-keung, Director of School Partnership and Field Experience Office (SPFEO) at EdUHK; and Mr Langton Cheung Yung-pong, Professional Consultant of SPFEO at EdUHK and Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Association for a dialogue on the diverse development of sports under the ‘new normal’. 

Addressing the seminar, EdUHK President Professor  Stephen Cheung Yan-leung said, “Robust sports development has a positive impact on personal health, social wellbeing, as well as a city’s economy and image. This seminar provides a platform for participants to discuss local sports development from different perspectives – namely policy implementation, and the development of talent and the sports industry – and to stimulate new ideas on sports education.”

In line with its ‘Education-plus’ approach, the University has provided holistic support for elite athletes over the years. This is in addition to offering a physical education teacher training programme, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on sports coaching and sports science. Looking ahead, EdUHK will continue to cater to the needs of a growing sports industry through the integration of innovative technology. 

The ‘New Chapter for Sports’ is one of three thematic talks in the University’s ‘Leader’s Dialogue Series’, which aims to facilitate an exchange of ideas among the EdUHK community and different sectors of society. The other two seminars focus on education and teacher professionalism.

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