We launched the Five-Year Development Programme for Team Sports in January 2018, which covers eight team sports with team size of five or more featuring in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games and the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, namely baseball, basketball, handball, hockey, ice hockey, softball, volleyball and water polo. The Programme provides additional funding to the eight relevant NSAs to formulate and implement training programmes for Hong Kong to compete in the Asian Games. It also provides financial support of $4,000 per month to each of the 200 and more members of the Hong Kong teams. This Programme aims to help enhance the performance of team sports progressively, and increase their chances of attaining elite sports status in future.
The eight NSAs would receive additional funding ranging from $420,000 to $805,000 or more for each team per year according to the number of team members and performance in the 2018 Asian Games. The training plans, use of funding and the list of Hong Kong team members are available on the respective NSAs’ official websites.