Friday 12 September 2014


British Council named Education Partner of Sun Pegasus Football Club
Tailor-made ‘English for Football’ courses to be provided to the team players in the 2014-15 season

British Council Hong Kong is delighted to announce that it has recently become the Education Partner of Sun Pegasus Football Club, a local professional football club currently playing in the Hong Kong Premier League, providing tailor-made ‘English for Football’ course for their players in the 2014-15 season.

Mhairi-Anne Gonzalez, Director of English Language Services, British Council Hong Kong, said, 'the British Council Hong Kong is proud to be the first Education Partner of Sun Pegasus F.C. in the 2014-15 season. Our Professional Training Centre has been providing high quality corporate training programmes for companies in different industries, and we are glad to add a professional football team to the list. The football culture is a great asset in the UK and we have been an advocate in promoting the English language through football under our "Premier Skills" programme worldwide. We are confident that our experience and expertise will help improve the team players’ English communications skills, facilitating better communications internally and motivating them to achieve great results in the coming season.'

Chi-hong Chan, Director of Sun Pegasus F.C. added, 'as a professional football club, Sun Pegasus F.C. is dedicated to providing all-round development for our players. With an increasing number of foreign coaches and overseas team members joining Sun Pegasus, we recognise the need to improve the communication skills of our players, as this could possibly lead us to achieve outstanding results. The British Council has a strong reputation in English language teaching and we are grateful to have them as our first Education Partner, providing quality and professional tailor-made English courses to our players.'

The ‘English for Football’ course is a specially tailored 20-hour English course for Sun Pegasus’ team players with a focus on football vocabulary and communication skills. The football-focused topics include Rules and Regulations, The Body and Injuries, Strategy and Tactics, Positions and Movement, Reviewing the Game, Following Instructions, Post Match Interviews, and Kit and Equipment.

British Council’s corporate training courses are designed for the Hong Kong business industry to support English learning needs of corporations, and to strategically assist staff members to improve their personal performance and communication skills under a range of common workplace themes and needs. Run by the Professional Training Centre, these corporate training courses offer adaptations to the exact level of clients’ employees, flexible locations and hours, access to the British Council social programme, and additional options to measure progress through the British Council Aptis test. To learn more about British Council corporate training courses, please visit

Notes to Editor

About Sun Pegasus Football Club

Sun Pegasus Football Club is officially established and joined the Hong Kong First Division League since 2012. The football club is a major part of the Sun International Athletics Association (SIAA), which is fully supported by the Sun International Group, a vibrant and fast-developing enterprise in Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China.

Sun Pegasus promotes professional atmosphere for its players and staff to run their football lives. It aims at getting victories in all games and further than that the Club has exerted itself to improve the level of Hong Kong Football, regardless of inside or outside stadium. In the season of 2013/14, Sun Pegasus has enjoyed a fruitful year with recognition among media and public. Improvement could be seen in Hong Kong football but the Club will keep its faith and passion to step further for future.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, aimed to create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes. In Hong Kong, we have been doing this since 1948, giving people opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

The British Council is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of its turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of its revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All its work is in pursuit of its charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.