The Manchester United Academy U16 squad played in the Jockey Club Youth Football Summit’s second friendly match against the Hong Kong, China Youth Select Team on 12 August at Mong Kok Stadium, where both sides exhibited great determination and teamwork. The game ended in a win for the Manchester United team with a final score of 3-2.
Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidić made an appearance at the stadium and was greeted enthusiastically by a crowd of over 4,300 spectators. As a major event of the “Happy Hong Kong” campaign, launched by the HKSAR Government, the match was accompanied by a variety of entertainment, with game booths and performances for the public’s enjoyment.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has long been committed to local football development, and through football aims to impact society in a positive way. Launched in 2017, the Jockey Club Youth Football Academy Summit is a collaboration between the Club, Manchester United and the Football Association of Hong Kong, China to encourage youth development, combining cultural exchange, creative inspiration and athletic training. It exposes participants to new people and ideas, widening their horizons. Through this experience, young people gain skills and inspiration as they “Play Together, Learn Together and Train Together”.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2021/22, the Club returned a total of HK$33.6 billion to the community. This included HK$27.0 billion to the Government in duty, profits tax and Lotteries Fund contributions and HK$6.6 billion in approved charity donations. The Club is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world's top ten charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.