CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Wushu Cup big hit at Caritas school

HONG KONG (SE): The first Wu Cheng-chung Cup Wushu Championships hosted by the Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam, came to a successful conclusion on February 27.

The inter-school championship was organised to promote the values of sport and to help students to develop self-confidence and a sense of team spirit, as well as provide an opportunity for the wider community to gain a more in-depth understanding of the school.

The games, with support from all of the 46 participating primary schools across the territory, successfully drew a record attendance of over 160 student competitors.

To ensure that the Wushu competition lived up to professional standards, the co-organiser of the event said that it was a pleasure to have the assistance of registered referees from the Hong Kong Wushu Union to offer on-campus guidance and brief participants on the rules.

A spokesperson for the school told the Sunday Examiner that it was an honour to welcome the vice-president-cum-honorary secretary, Anthony H.Y. Wan, as the guest of honour for the day.

After a series of heats and finals, Ho Ching-hin, from Sheng Kung Hui Mung Yan Primary School, was declared the champion of the junior section for boys, while the championship for the intermediate and senior sections went to Yeung Cheuk-yin, from Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Primary School, and Ho Yu-fung, from the Alliance Primary School (Kowloon Tong).

In the girls section, Chung Cheuk-yin, from the Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School, took out first prize for the junior section, while in the intermediate and senior sections He Ja-da and Lam Yee-lok, both from the Stewards Pooi Kei Primary School, triumphed.

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy was declared the overall champion from among all groups that took part.

 

The impressive performance of all participants brought great credit to their coaches. The clapping and cheering of spectators, or more precisely the contestants’ parents, teachers and friends, all added to the excitement of the day.

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