Eastern Long Lions and Wolves offer Golden Chance

Eastern Long Lions and Wolves have joined forces to give two talented youngsters a ‘Golden Chance’ to travel to the UK for an elite training programme.

On 16th and 17th May Golden Chance will give young players aged 16 to 19 the chance to develop their football skills and knowledge with the help of Wolves coaches at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground sponsored by Fosun International.

A two-day competition will see two bright Eastern Long Lion talents earn the opportunity to fly from Hong Kong to the UK for a week-long training experience at Wolves’ Cat 1 Academy facilities.

Eastern Long Lions were formed in 1932 and are currently fifth in the Hong Kong Premier League, playing at the Hong Kong Stadium, which holds 40,000.

Deputy director of Eastern Long Lions, Szeto man chun, said: “Wolverhampton is a great club with great history, playing entertaining football in the top league in the world.

“We believe that this is a golden chance for youth players in Hong Kong to learn more about football and we hope this could be a new path way for the youth training in Hong Kong.”

Wolves Academy is well-known for its proud products and develops players aged eight to 23, moulding talents it’s hoped can eventually reach the club’s first-team in the Premier League.

Under-23s head coach, Rob Edwards, will lead the event having enjoyed an impressive first season in the role, which will hopefully end in promotion to Premier League 2 Division 2.

Following the announcement, Wolves managing director, Laurie Dalrymple added: “We are delighted to partner with Eastern Long Lions on this exciting project. 

“We are dedicated to supporting the development of football in Asia and this project will provide a unique opportunity for two of the brightest young talents in Hong Kong to improve their skills.”