Mark Tan (second from left) wins the title of young player of the year


陳俊樂(左二)獲頒最佳青年球員獎項

Date: 26 May 2017 (Friday)

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Physical Education student wins young football player of the year title 

體育學生榮膺最佳青年足球員

Mark Tan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3) won the title of young player of the year from the Hong Kong Football Association and his excellent performance earned him selection for the Hong Kong team. 
 
Having just transferred to Tai Po Football Club this year, Mark was delighted to receive the award and expressed his gratitude to his family, coach, teammates and HKBU. He said, “The coach offered me a lot of opportunities to take the field, enabling me to keep up my momentum and enhance my self-confidence. HKBU fully understands athletes’ difficulties, and always provides flexibility in lessons and examinations and delegates mentors to give advice to athletes.”
 
It is tough to balance study and developing a football career, but Mark still insists on studying his bachelor’s programme. “The playing span of an athlete is always short and full of uncertainties, such as getting injured. I need to prepare myself well for the future so that I can work in sports-related professions or take part in training younger athletes after my retirement as a football player.”   
 

體育及康樂管理三年級學生陳俊樂榮膺香港足球總會頒發的最佳青年球員獎,並獲選加入香港足球代表隊,卓越表現獲體育界肯定。
 
今年剛轉會和富大埔的俊樂,對獲獎感到欣喜,並感謝家人、教練、隊員及浸大的支持。他說:「教練給予我不少上陣的機會,讓我可以保持狀態及增加比賽時的自信;而浸大亦十分體諒運動員的需要,不論上課、考試都會盡量配合,亦有導師跟進輔導。」
 
雖然兼顧足球及學業,箇中艱苦不言而喻,但俊樂堅持修讀大學學位課程,「運動員生涯短暫,亦存在太多不確定因素,例如受傷等;我要未雨綢繆,希望退役後可以做一些與體育相關的工作或協助培育年輕運動員。」