Part of the HKFC Junior Soccer Programme, HKFC Crusaders is a football coaching programme aimed at players with special needs. The sessions offer players a safe and fun environment in which to enjoy and improve at the game, with coaching from Level 1 and Level 2-qualified coaches as well as other volunteers.
Sessions are comprised of a short warm-up with a football and some skills development, followed by a competitive coached match. The programme help to enhance motor skills and fitness and boots players' self-esteem and social skills.
Coaching sessions take place year-round on a Monday at 6pm and 7pm and are suitable for players with special needs and conditions between the ages of 7 and 40, male and female and of any playing ability.
A selected squad play as the HKFC Crusaders in friendly competitive matches against other special needs clubs, including the Down Syndrome Association of Hong Kong (DSA Dragons).
Head Coach, Nigel R. Merritt