A group of budding football players of the Junior Police Call (JPC) was recognised at a closing ceremony of the JPC Summer Football Experience Programme on August 25. The debut programme was organised by the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB) in conjunction with ChelseaFC Soccer School (Hong Kong) and the Police Football Club to cultivate discipline and sportsmanship of JPC members aged between 12 and 14.
After weeks of football talks, training lessons and a two-day training camp, the programme came to a close at the ceremony. Giving the footballers a few tips on how to be leaders in the match of life, Chief Superintendent of the PPRB Fok Lok-sang said, "You need to apply teamwork, the notion of no foul play, and sportsmanship, which you have learned from the pitch, into the real game. Albeit no referee or 'yellow or red card' was present in life, you should not forget the importance of discipline and complying with rules."
During the training camp held earlier, the JPC players received training on soccer skills and team building, and joined football matches, including a friendly match with a united team of ChelseaFC Soccer School (Hong Kong) and the Police Football Club. For the competitions, New Territories North Region won the championship and the best shooter, New Territories South Region and Kowloon East Region were placed first and second runners-up respectively while Kowloon West Region finished in the fourth place.
Apart from football training, the programme also covered talks on police services in an attempt to arouse the participants' interest in police work.