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CLUB INFORMATION

 Club Name Southern District Football Club
 Founded  2002
 Home Stadium  Aberdeen Sports Ground
 Manager CHENG Siu Chung
Chairman Mr. CHAN Man Chun
Position Last Season 4th
Links Official Website      Facebook

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THEM?

  • Despite only being promoted to the Premier League last season, the club had a hugely successful season – they finished 4th in the league and made it to the season playoff finals where they lost in a hard-fought contest to Kitchee. They also ended Eastern’s unbeaten streak, and are a good choice for those who may want to see some potential upsets.
  • Representing the southern half of Hong Kong Island, they offer a more permanently-based alternative to whichever team is playing at Hong Kong stadium for the season to those living there.
  • They will also play in the AFC Champions League group stages in 2017, the first time that the team has featured in a continental competition.

OFFICIAL UNIFORMS 2016/17

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STADIUM INFORMATION

ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUND (Capacity: 4,000)

TICKETS & MERCHANDISE: Tickets to games costs $80. Merchandise, including replica jerseys, can also occasionally be purchased at the fan club corner just outside the entrance, or at World Soccer in Mong Kok.

BRING YOUR OWN BEER?: All drinks purchased outside of the ground must be poured into plastic cups when entering. There is also a fast food kiosk selling refreshments (including beer) on match days.

HOW TO GET THERE: The stadium is not served by an MTR station, and a bus will be required to get there. Luckily, there are a large number of buses that service the area originating from a variety of places. For more detailed information, please click here.


 CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

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 Benefits
  • Free fan t-shirt.
  • Season ticket can be bought at special rate of $300 (non-members $500).
  • Official jersey can be bought at special rate of $399 (non-members $499).
  • Official fan t-shirt can be bought at special rate of $100.
  • Discounts on products and services from listed merchants.
  • Priority for fan events.
Cost
  • Standard Membership: $100
 Application Method
  • Email the Southern FC facebook page with your name, gender, birthday and phone number. A member of the fan club will then assist you in how to proceed with your application.
  • Purchase from the Southern District building which can be found here.
  • Purchase at home games held at Aberdeen Sports Ground.

2016/17 FIXTURE LIST

April 1, 2017
R&F 14:30 Southern District
April 4, 2017
Southern District 14:30 Rangers
April 21, 2017
Eastern 20:00 Southern District


OFFSIDE.HK’S ONE TO WATCH

James Ha

2015-12MVP

Perhaps Southern’s stand out performer of 2015, this half-English Hong Konger had an incredible season with the Aberdeeners last year that somehow still was not enough to earn a full call-up to the Hong Kong national team. After a surprising 4th place finish, it might not be too much of a shock to see his club mixing with the ‘big 4’ at the top again if he can maintain his excellent form. (Photo courtesy of HKFA)


 HISTORY

Though only established in 2002, the club have had a fairly successful 13 years in the Hong Kong football league system. After entering into the third division and spending 8 years there, they finally attained promotion to the second division where they achieved a solid 4th place finish the following season. As they finished as runners up of the league in 2011, they were promoted for the first time to the top flight where they again impressed by qualifying for the AFC Cup playoffs after finishing 4th, though they eventually lost out to Kitchee. Though the inaugural Premier League season began the year after, the club declined to participate citing financial difficulties, and they competed in the new first division for the 2014-15 campaign. They attained a creditable 3rd place finish, but as Sun Source FC and Hong Kong FC both declined promotion, this paved the way for them to return to the top tier for the 2015/16 season, where they finished in 4th position and narrowly lost to Kitchee in the AFC Cup qualifying playoffs. With continued backing from their sponsors Kwoon Chung and with some astute signings, the club look set to have another successful term.

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