Yuen Long Football Club
Position in 2016/17:
Yuen Long Stadium
HK$ 8 million
Established as a district team in 1958, the club enjoyed some successes in their early playing days, and were the first ever district team to play in the top flight after gaining back-to-back promotions from their first season in the Third Division. They then won their first and (to date) only league title in the 1962-63 season, and are particularly well known for their solitary FA Cup win in the 1978-79 season where they beat Seiko to stop them winning every available domestic title. They disbanded in 1980, however, due to financial problems, and it seemed as though the club had met its end. 23 years had passed when in 2003 they were reborn, once again re-entering the league’s lowest division. They gradually rose through the ranks, and secured promotion back to the top flight in 2013 where they have remained since. Their football fanatic chairman Wilson Wong has put together a solid team with a tight-knit and ever-growing fanbase, making solid signings over the summer to set the team up for what promises to be a strong season.
① They are a team that has an extremely tight fan community that truly values its players and fans.
② The only club in the league this year situated in the western New Territories, the club will appeal to those based in the area, particularly around Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan and of course Yuen Long itself.
③ They have one of the youngest sides in the division, with an average squad age of just 24. Fans can expect fast and entertaining football.
Tickets cost $60 for home games and can be purchased right outside the stadium on match days. Jerseys are on sale at home games outside the stadium priced at $499, or they can be purchased at Kitroom Sports (7F) at 24-26 Argyle Street, Mong Kok.
Apply at home games at Yuen Long Stadium
While the club has no official season ticket scheme this year, Yuen Long regularly run offers to entice fans to home games such as 'buy one ticket get one free' offers. Please check their official Facebook page for details.