Hoi King Sports Association
Position in 2017/18:
Sham Shui Po Sports Ground
HK$ 6 million
Having only be established in 2015, the history of the club may not be a particularly long one, but one that has been characterised by a rapid rise to the top. Founded by Fung Hoi-man and Lo King-yau, the club’s very name is a portmanteau of these two patrons. Having joined the Third Division, Hoi King initially drew heavily from the Diocesan Boys School for the bulk of their squad and success was immediate, clinching the Third Division title in their first ever season. The subsequent season proved to be equally as fruitful, and although they finished level on points with Central & Western, they finished as runners-up due to the tie break rule, allowing them to gain back-to-back promotions and move up to the First Division. They fared well in the league amongst some strong teams, and attained a decent 8th place finish. However, this didn’t stop them applying for promotion to the Premier League, and after the First Division’s top four finishers all declined promotion, their application was accepted by the HKFA, meaning Rangers were relegated after finishing in last place in the HKPL. Despite a small budget and a lack of foreign firepower, they will be looking to pull off some surprises as they get used to life at the top.
① With a budget of only $6 million, Hoi King are without question this year’s relegation favourites, and fans of out and out underdogs need look no further!
② A squad made up almost entirely of local footballers, those interested in seeing Hong Kong’s stars of tomorrow should be watching this club with interest.
③ Based next to Lai Chi Kok MTR station, those living in the area can access the ground with ease.
Tickets are priced at $80 dollars for all home matches.
Hoi King do not have a club membership scheme for this season.