Unleash underprivileged youth potential and increase social mobility
Motivated underprivileged youth meeting financial criteria (including receiving social assistance from the government)
Provides free 2-year training, free professional sports equipment, and sponsors enrolment in competitions
Most coaches are former or current Hong Kong team sportsmen
Executives come from a variety of backgrounds, and pool expertise to effect change.
What They Do
InspiringHK Sports Foundation instils sportsmanship and creates a level playing field for local underprivileged teenagers, so as to increase their social mobility in a sustainable manner.
Currently, we serve more than 150 students (June 2015).
All students receive 120 hours of sport training.
Students of selected course receive 30 hours of learning activities outside sport training.
InspiringHK Sports Foundation is a registered charity (IR No. 91/12703) in Hong Kong offering 2-year professional sports programmes to underprivileged youth for free. Its sports programmes include hockey, fencing and tennis, which are normally described as middle class.
Its quality training is marked by:
Coaches that are former or current Hong Kong team sportsmen
Free professional sports equipment and free enrolment in competitions
Learning activities such as excursions to country parks for students of selected courses, complementing sports activities.
It aims to achieve 3 things:
Create a level playing field for underprivileged youth to take part in sports
Develop positive attributes such as teamwork and perseverance in underprivileged youth so they will have a better chance to succeed in life
Connect different sectors in society to the underprivileged and thereby enhance mutual understanding.