Lam Tai Fai College (LTFC) has produced countless elite athletes including Cheung Ka Long, Wong Chun Ting and Lau Mo Sheung Grace. According to School supervisor, Dr. Lam Tai Fai, this success was made possible due to two factors –persists on emphasizing the importance for students' sporting development and always aim at creating a sporting atmosphere in the school. Since LTFC was firstly set up, the school aims at nurturing wholesome personal growth and the intellectual development of youths through a comprehensive, challenging and broadening curriculum that enhances academic, aesthetic and physical development. Therefore, the school's teachers, curriculum and facilities all working hand in hand to help students find their interests and unleash their sporting potential.
Dr. Lam Tai Fai added that a special curriculum and training methods would be provided to those who showed potential in sports. With special thanks to the Partnership School Program (PSP) organized along with the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI), students can now focus on both their studies and sporting development.
Although the PSP had not been introduced during Cheung Ka Long's study at LTFC, causing him to put his studies on hold to pursue his dream. Now, student-athletes are provided with ample support from the school, as well as, the HKSI. Under the Program, these student-athletes have lessons in the morning and training in the afternoon. Shuttle bus service to transport them back and forth from school to the HKSI. In addition, accommodation in HKSI is also provided.
With Cheung Ka Long's success in the Olympics, Dr. Lam believes that fencing will surely grow in popularity in the future. Therefore, the school will adjust the fencing programme accordingly in order to satisfy the future developments. Apart from the increase in resources from the school, Dr. Lam also praised the Hong Kong Government for their support in recent sports development. He hopes that the Government can also allocate more resources to improve the quality of training grounds and facilities as well as more support for experienced and professional coaches. Moreover, more focus on the development of sports science is also necessary. He also highlighted the importance of improving the quality of the youth development system. With these in mind, it won't be long before LTFC produces the next Cheung Ka Long.
(HKTKWW: 培育張家朗等運動精英 林大輝：挖掘天賦選手 注重「全人」發展)
(大公文匯: 培育張家朗等運動精英 林大輝：挖掘天賦選手 注重「全人」發展)