By Ritah Aliguma
China April 1st 2018, Dawned in black T-shirts, The International Young Sports Reporters Training Camp 2018 organized by Hong Kong Sports Press Association has been officially launched in Nasha.
The 9-day training camp which is geared towards empowering young reporters with more professional and journalistic skills will take place in both Nasha, China and Hong Kong.
As has been the trend, having only Asian countries take part in this camp, it has gone global. New Reporters from other countries like Columbia, Paraguay, Mongolia, Netherlands, Bahrain and Africa’s football country Ghana are in attendance of this prestigious training camp organised by Hongkong Sports Press Association. Other Participants are from countries and regions including: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh,and Uganda.
Hong Kong Sports Press Association has hosted the Asian Young Sports Reporters Training Camp since 2015 and received recognition and praise from participants of various Asian countries and regions. “This year, the event has expanded to an international level and continues to provide a platform for young sports reporters to learn, practice and communicate”, says Raymond Chiu, the association Vice President
Mr. Pui Kwan Ki, vice-president of Hong Kong Sports Press Association officiated the opening ceremony at the Nasha Marina Club where the Volvo Ocean Race was held in February. Young reporters have also visited the Nasha Golf Club. They will attend a rugby training session on day two to equip themselves for their reporting job for the weekend’s Hong Kong Sevens. During the 9-day training camp, veteran journalists will lecture the young reporters and share their experience. Young reporters then can carry out theories into practical reporting life. The training camp also provides a platform for them to exchange culture and improve their professional skills and knowledge.
- Raymond applauded the Macau Fok Ying Tung Foundation, Hong Kong Sports Institute, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Hong Kong Lacrosse Association, Hong Kong Cricket Association, E-Sports Association Hong Kong, Chu Hai College, Hong Kong Disneyland, Canon, Red Bull and Just Climb for supporting the international Young reporters program.