Hong Kong Women to Play against Teams from China

Three teams from China will play in a quadrangular invitational tournament with Hong Kong from August 29th to 31st in the King’s Park Hockey Ground. 

China ranks number one in Asian women hockey while Jilin, Jiangsu and Guangzhou are the leading provincial sides in China.  In this 2nd Invitational Tournament, Hong Kong is to play the teams of these top forces in China in preparation for the Asia Cup in September and the East Asian Games in October. 

The match schedule is as follows:

8/29/2013Thu17:30Jilin vs Guangzhou
8/29/2013Thu20:00Hong Kong vs Changzhou (Jiangsu)
8/30/2013Fri17:30Guangzhou vs Changzhou (Jiangsu)
8/30/2013Fri20:00Hong Kong vs Jilin
8/31/2013Sat15:30Jilin vs Changzhou (Jiangsu)
8/31/2013Sat18:00Guangzhou vs Hong Kong

These will be exciting encounters as there will be a winner for each of the matches: penalty shootout will be played if there is a draw after full time.  Admission is free and all are welcome. 

After the successful launch of the First Women’s Invitational Tournament back in 2011, the Hong Kong Hockey Association is proud to continue its effort to develop the national squad by bringing in neighbouring teams in a competitive event.    Likewise, in the Men’s hockey calendar, there is a quadrangular tournament every two years and the last one was just held in December 2012.

The Hong Kong Hockey Association celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.  Established in 1933, the Association has seen the growth of the hockey community from a simple one division men’s hockey league to 13 divisions in men’s and women’s hockey leagues.  5,000 men and women as well as boys and girls, from local Hong Kong and a variety of nationalities, are now actively playing in the open league, school league and mini-hockey clubs. 

Media are welcome to cover the tournament and other events organized by the Hong Kong Hockey Association.  For enquiries, please email: hkha@hockey.org.hk or call 2782 4932.