CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 9 December 2017

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Wu Cheng-chung Cup Wushu Championship

HONG KONG (SE): The second Wu Cheng-chung Cup Wushu Championships hosted by Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School came to a successful conclusion on March 11.

The inter-school championship was organised to promote the value of sport and to help students develop their 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 52 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 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.

Lam Hong-kwai, a teacher from the Physical Education Department of Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School and chief referee of the games, told TVB News reporter, Chan Toi-kei, that it was an honour to welcome the vice-president-cum-treasurer, Kwan Chi-cheung, as the guest of honour for the day.

To Lam’s surprise, all the younger contestants aged between seven and 14 demonstrated remarkable martial arts techniques with weapons from swords to knives and batons.

After a series of heats and finals, James Jin, from the Independent Schools Foundation Academy, was declared the champion of the junior section for boys, while the championship for the intermediate and senior sections went to Chau Chun-yu, from St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese Primary School, and Ho Yu-fung, from the Alliance Primary School in Kowloon Tong.

In the girls section, Chan Tse-sha, from the Salvation Army Tin Ka Ping School, took out first prize for the junior section, while in the intermediate and senior sections Ho Man-pui and He Ja-da, from Chinese International School and 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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