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Athlete Coaching Education Fund

Application Guidelines

With the support from private donor and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, the Association established the "Athlete Coaching Education Fund" ("the Fund") to support and provide subsidies to current and retired squad athletes of the sports governed by the Association to participate in relevant coaching courses, so as to train them into qualified coaches, laying an excellent foundation for the development of local Para sports.
  1. a) Current athletes who have trained full-time or part-time for at least four years; or
  2. b) Former athletes who have retired not more than six years; or
    c) Former athletes who have retired for more than six years and are currently serving in the Association's feeder training or as an assistant coach; and
  3. Represented Hong Kong at Paralympic Games, World Championships, Asian Para Games, Asian Championships or international events recognised by International Sports Federations.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
  • Applicants must be recommended by the head coach of the relevant sport.
  • Applicants must have completed or enrolled in the Association's "Introductory Para Sports Coaching Course".
  • After completing the particular course and receiving the subsidy, the Applicant may apply for subsidy for other accredited courses.
  • Every time after completing the course and receiving the subsidy, the applicant must serve as an assistant coach or engage in coaching activities related to the course in introductory classes or training courses organised by the Association for a period of one year.

Scope of Support

The amount of subsidy is determined according to the type of course and the required cost. The scope of support includes but not limited to the following sports and coach training courses, but does not include university degree programmes:
 Accredited Subsidised Courses Scope of Support and Maximum Subsidy Amount
 "Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory"  by Hong Kong Coaching Committee Full course fee
 "Certificate in Advanced Sports Coaching Theory" by Hong Kong Coaching Committee  Full course fee
 Coaching courses organised by National Sports Associations Full course fee, subject to a maximum of HKD8,000
 Accredited fitness instructor courses Full course fee, subject to a maximum of HKD10,000
 Overseas coaching courses organized by International Sports Federations or the International Paralympic Committee Course fee, transportation and accommodation cost, subject to a maximum of HKD20,000
 Overseas attachment programmes arranged with the assistance of the Association Cost including travel and accommodation

Application and Approval Procedures
  • The Fund accepts applications throughout the year. Applicants must submit the application forms in writing to the Secretariat three months before the commencement of the target courses.
  • The application will be reviewed and approved by the Association’s Executive Committee and the results will be returned to the applicants in writing.
  • Subsidies are issued on a reimbursement basis. Successful applicants must submit all relevant receipts and original invoices to the Secretariat on time.
  • Applications that do not fully meet the above eligibility criteria and requirements will be considered by the Association on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Fund is a subsidy scheme established by the Association under sound financial conditions. The Association may revise or terminate the scheme at any time in accordance with its financial situation without prior notice.
Athlete Coaching Education Fund Application Form (Chinese version only)