With the sponsorship from the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, the 9th Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships was successfully held on 13 and 14 August at the Shatin Rowing Centre. The Championships was organised by the Organising Committee comprising student representatives from Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Over 260 rowers among 8 universities participated in 13 events.
The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held immediately after the exciting races with prizes presented by Mrs Betty da Silva, member of Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, guests from the 8 universities and representatives of the Hong Kong China Rowing Association. Ms Jenny Ko, Director of Student Services delivered the welcoming remarks on behalf of the President to express our greatest gratitude for the support from the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.
This year, our Men’s and Women’s Alumni Rowing Teams won the champion and 2nd runner-up in the Men’s Coxed Eight and Women’s Alumni Coxed Eight race respectively. Their victory shined on the Shing Mun River and congratulations to the two Rowing Teams! We look forward to seeing their outstanding performance again in the coming season.