One of the Hong Kong Shue Yan University 50th Anniversary celebration events, “Virtual Sports Day”, was successfully held on 23 March 2021 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre of Research Complex.

Ms. Eudice CHONG (Hong Kong Women’s Tennis top seeded player), an elite athlete from the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Mr. TSAI Choi Kwan from Hong Kong Men’s Basketball Team, and Ms. TONG Lai Ming, current HKSYU Women’s Volleyball Team coach were cordially invited to join the event. They demonstrated some simple exercises and shared their personal experiences as an athlete with the participants during the programme. Two alumni, Mr. Keyman MA, Senior Sports Host, and Mr. LEUNG Ka Hung, Sports Coach (Athletic and Fitness) were also invited to be the emcees of the event.

In the opening video, Dr. HU Fai Chung, Deputy President, shared the philosophy he gained from hiking with the participants. He said: “Never choose an easy path. Life always requires a little ruggedness, but you can take time to overcome every challenge.”

Professor Catherine SUN, Academic Vice President, also demonstrated bodyweight muscle endurance training in the video. The in-depth explanation made it easy for the participants to understand and learn.

The event would not be a success without the support from the university senior management. Dr. HU Fai Chung, Deputy President, Ms. Sophia YIP, Associate Vice President (Student Affairs), Professor CHEUNG Siu Keung, Associate Vice President (University Administration), Dr. Heiko GONG, Director of Physical Education, faculty members, and students who participated in the event.

Ms. Eudice CHONG (first right) and Mr. TSAI Choi Kwan (second right) demonstrating some simple exercises

The Annual Athletic Meet had been originally scheduled onsite at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground on the same day. However, under the confinement of COVID-19 pandemic, it was replaced by a Virtual Sports Day this year. The purpose in organizing the Virtual Sports Day was to encourage teaching staff and students to continue to do the exercises together, and to enhance the knowledge of sports by understanding more about the athletes’ mental experience through the Zoom online platform. It was a one-off activity, but the message behind is meaningful. Students can achieve happiness, friendship, health, and encouragement through doing sports.

Ms. Sophia YIP demonstrating tennis
Dr. Heiko GONG demonstrating basic techniques of dribbling
Professor CHEUNG Siu Keung
Ms. TONG Lai Ming, current HKSYU Women’s Volleyball Team coach
From left to right: Mr. LEUNG Ka Hung (Sports Coach – Athletic and Fitness), Mr. Keyman MA (Senior Sports Host)
Dr. HU Fai Chung and Shue Yan’s mascot “peng niao” (鵬鳥)

Source: March 2021 Issue