The Hong Kong Jockey Club is long-time enabler of local football development, and believes that football is one of the best ways of developing the life and leadership skills of young people, as well as an attitude of excellence.
Since 2012, the Club has been collaborating with Manchester United on four programmes designed to develop the physical, mental and social capabilities of young people, namely the JC Elite Youth Football Camp, the JC School Football Development Scheme, the JC Youth Football Leadership Scheme and the JC Youth Football Fitness Assessment. The Club also funds the Jockey Club Youth Football Development Programme . Organised by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA), the programme is the largest youth football development programme in Hong Kong. In August 2015, the Club announced a HK$120 million donation to support the Jockey Club HKFA 5-Year Football Development Programme, which aims to sustain continuous development across the community, from the grassroots to the elite level. To understand more about the Youth Football Development Programme, please visit http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/yfd/index.aspx.