Sapling Cup “JSR U22 Player of the Match”


The purpose of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) in organising the Sapling Cup is to encourage talented young players to strive for excellence. As such, HKFA fully supports the “JSR U22 Player of the Match” award launched by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Junior Sports Reporters Programme (HKJC JSR) and

Starting from December 18, independent adjudicators will be responsible for selecting the best young player at each second round match of the Sapling Cup. The winner will be presented with a trophy and a cash prize of HK$1,000 as encouragement.

The “JSR U22 Player of the Match” award will be presented post-match. Interviews will be conducted by JSR members with the assistance of and be published on the dedicated platforms of HKJC JSR and .

The Sapling Cup aims to foster growth of young players. The objective of HKJC JSR, founded in 2013, is to create opportunities for young people. It hopes to inspire self-progression among young members as well as foster professionalism and interpersonal skills through hands-on journalistic training. These align with the values of the Sapling Cup.