Background

隊際運動五年發展計劃

背景

隊際球類運動一直是最多學生和青少年參與的運動項目,有助青少年建立團隊精神、溝通互信和健康生活模式。然而,由於隊際運動的運動員人數較多,需要更多資源組織訓練,以推動隊際運動發展。

有見及此,行政長官在2017年10月宣布開展「隊際運動五年發展計劃」(計劃)。民政事務局自2018年1月推出計劃,涵蓋亞洲運動會(亞運會)或亞洲冬季運動會(亞冬運)的8項5人或以上隊際運動項目,即棒球、籃球、手球、曲棍球、冰球、壘球、排球和水球,向 8個相關體育總會提供額外資助,為香港參戰亞運會或亞冬運制訂和推行培訓計劃,亦為超過 200名港隊成員提供財政資助。此計劃的目標是協助隊際運動項目循序漸進地提升成績,以及增加日後晉身精英體育項目的機會。

Background

Ball games played by team have always been the most popular sports among students and young people. However, given the larger number of players involved in team sports, more resources are required to organise training in order to enhance the development of team sports.

In view of this, the Chief Executive announced in October 2017 the launch of the “Five-year Development Programme for Team Sports” (the Programme). The Home Affairs Bureau rolled out the Programme in January 2018 which covers 8 team sports with team size of 5 or more featuring in the Asian Games or Asian Winter Games, namely baseball, basketball, handball, hockey, ice hockey, softball, volleyball and water polo. The Programme provides additional funding to the 8 relevant “national sports associations” (NSAs) to formulate and implement training programmes for Hong Kong to compete in the Asian Games or Asian Winter Games. It also provides financial support to over 200 members of the Hong Kong teams. The aim of the Programme is to enhance the performance of team sports progressively and increase their chances of attaining elite sports status in future.

計劃內容

計劃下的相關體育總會須提交年度訓練計劃書,安排每週有系統訓練時數平均不少於10小時,每隊會按成年代表隊人數(以亞運會或亞冬運接受最高報名人數為上限)獲得每年35或50萬元的基本資助額,以用於聘請教練、購置體育或訓練用品和培訓青少年梯隊等。除各階段指定目標外,體育總會亦可自訂目標,如達到這些目標或獲得商業贊助,資助額可獲增加10-20%以作獎勵。此外,由體育總會推薦的香港代表隊隊員如出席訓練時數超過80%,可獲每月獲津貼4,000元。

The Programme

Under the Programme, the relevant NSAs are required to submit an annual training plan and arrange systematic training to team members under which it should not be less than 10 hours per week on average. Each representative team will receive funding of $350,000 or $500,000 per year depending on the number of team members (number of athletes allowed to register in the Asian Games or Asian Winter Games) for programme and training expenses such as employment of coach, procurement of sports and training equipment and nurturing the youth teams. In addition to the performance targets set in the beginning of each stage, the NSAs can also set their own targets and solicit commercial sponsorships. Funding would be increased by 10-20% if these additional targets met. Apart from the above funding support, members of Hong Kong team would receive a monthly allowance of $4,000 if their attendance in the scheduled training is more than 80% of the training hours in a week.