HSBC organizes American football tournament for elementary schools in Hong Kong Sports tournament of elementary schools in 2019 organized by HSBC (with the English name is HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament) lasted for 2 days and ended at King Park Sports Stadium on June 21, 2019. More than 1,300 students from 46 elementary schools in Hong Kong, of which 24 have participated in the HSBC American football Program.
HSBC has teamed up with the Hong Kong American football Union (HKRU) to create favorable conditions for the 2019 Primary Schools Sports Tournament, supporting the HSBC American football Program. With the support of HSBC, the number of schools and teams participating in this year’s event is two times higher than the previous one.
Two players from the Hong Kong national American football team, Stephanie Chan and Josh Dowsing, participated in the competition, ready to share their American football skills and techniques with local elementary students.
As the main sponsor of popular international American football competitions such as the HSBC World American football Sevens Series, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and the Hong Kong men’s and women’s national teams, HSBC always has faith in the power of sport as a powerful force and steadfast commitment to further development of this sport in Hong Kong by providing resources and education for school teachers and students.
HSBC’s community programs are driving the growth of the next generation of American football talent, ensuring that the sport will thrive for years to come. The HSBC Try American football Program in partnership with HKRU and the University of Hong Kong Education (EdUHK) is a prime example of paving the way for other HSBC initiatives around the world. The program attracted more than 30,000 children to football for the first time. This number will increase as the partnership enters its third year.
HSBC launched the Try American football Program in February 2017 in partnership with HKRU and EdUHK. The goal of the program is to provide elementary schools with the education, skills, and equipment to develop junior high school football, spreading nurturing knowledge and skills in American football game. This year is the third year after two successful years, through which more than 30,000 students have had the opportunity to learn the basics of American football through the program.