Head Coach

  • Hong Kong Football Association
  • Hong Kong
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management

Job Description

Established in 1914, the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is the national sports association for football in Hong Kong. We are committed to enhance football development in Hong Kong. Over the past years, HKFA has been effective in broadening the base of participants and expanding various development programmes on community football covering grassroots and youth football, women’s football and futsal. We provide coaching education and referee training courses to increase the supply of qualified coaches and referees to support player development and improve the standards of refereeing. We also organize football leagues, local and international competitions.

Based on the solid groundwork laid in the past years, the continual collaborations with football stakeholders as well as funding support from the FIFA, AFC, the Government of the HKSAR, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and other sponsors, we keep moving in the right directions for the implementation of our new HKFA five year strategic plan, namely “The Vision 2025 Strategic Plan”, which the major goals identified vary from increased participation opportunities for all , viz. “Football for Everyone” to a long-term target of a Hong Kong men senior team going to the FIFA World Cup in 2034.

Our future success depends on the diverse talent and performance of dedicated employees. We now call for applications to fill this position which is financially supported by the Home Affairs Bureau’s Arts and Sports Development Fund. The position is under the Technical Development Department in the organization structure of HKFA. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (and Board of Directors when required) and is accountable for the success of the Hong Kong, Senior Representative and Olympic (Under 23) Team in international competition as measured by 'podium' performance and AFC/FIFA rankings. The main duties are listed below.

Job Descriptions 

To be responsible for selecting, training and preparing the Hong Kong senior representative teams for international matches, competitions and championships 

To ensure that national team perform to the top of their ability on the pitch and behave in an exemplary and professional manner off the pitch 

Be a part of the HKFA coaches group monitoring club academies in Hong Kong, focusing on the U14-U18 age groups 

Monitor the Premier Youth League (PYL) clubs and all academies that apply for the Elite Youth Scheme by doing on-field visit on monthly basis 

To select, train and supervise a team of Assistant Coaches and to oversee all support staff e.g. physics, nutritionalists, etc. 

To set targets for performance of teams and individuals and monitor performance against those targets 

To report regularly to the Chief Executive Officer (and Board of Directors when required) on performance


Application deadline: 18 August 2021