About Us
President’s Foreword

In 2005, the International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Programme (ACP) was established, aiming to encourage members of the National Olympic Committees to support their relative athletes in post-athletic transformation for their second-career development. In response to the call of the IOC, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China promptly started to prepare the establishment of “Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Department (HKACED)” and its office in 2006, following which the programme was successfully launched in 2008 and became the first among the three Asian countries / regions to develop this comprehensive programme covering career development, education, life skills training and consultation supports. Recently, the ACP was rebranded as “Athlete365 Career+” and launched new programmes such as the Master of Art in Sports Ethics and Integrity programme and Business Accelerator online course for the provision of more diversified support to athletes’ transformation.

Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP



The Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Department (HKACED) aims to deliver three core provisions for elite athletes in Hong Kong: Career, Education and Life Skills. These provisions are to support elite athletes to not only gain respect and self-confidence through programmes organised within these provisions, but also to be able to increase competitiveness in the global market as an influential youth leader. 

  • To reduce apprehensions of athletes and to reassure them of their status and ability; so that they are able to focus on their trainings and competitions in order to increase their performances both consistently and effectively; especially under circumstances where both training and studying are allowed to be done simultaneously.
  • To support and equip each athlete with the best possible knowledge and environmental preparation for successful employment upon retirement.
  • To support and equip each athlete with both life skills and knowledge for their integration into the society.
  • To honour athletes for their achievements and dedication in representing Hong Kong, China.
  • To convey a message of support from the society to athletes.

HKACED Committee
Prof. Herman S.M. HU, GBS, JP
Prof. Herman S.M. HU, GBS, JP
The Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Department (HKACED) provides athletes with all-round supports including career development, education, life skills training and consultation supports, and continually develop new programmes such as “Stars to Shine” Mentorship Programme and Ontario eSchool Athlete Scholarship Programme. We aim to assist athletes with career development opportunities and continue to contribute to the society after their athletic retirement. I deeply appreciate the HKSAR government, corporations and education institutions for being staunch supporters in providing different resources and assistances to athletes’ successful career transformation.
Dr. Karl C. KWOK, BBS
Dr. Karl C. KWOK, BBS
Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Vice-Chairman, Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Department Committee
Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Department (HKACED) is committed to create favorable conditions for Hong Kong athletes’ transformation after retirement and start their second career. Since the establishment of the Programme in 2008, over 700 athletes from more than 40 sports have benefited from this programme, including over 200 education scholarship approvals and over 250 successful job matchings. We will continue to enhance our services so that more athletes could benefit from this programme and equip athletes with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for their integration into the main stream of society.

Ms. Candy K.Y. NIP (ex-officio - representative of Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau)
Mr. Edgar J.T. YANG, PDSM
Mr. Philip K. Y. MOK
Mr. Tony K. L. YUE, BBS, JP
Mr. Kenneth K. K. FOK, JP
Mr. Nick H.F. CHAN, MH
Mr. YAU Wai Keung
Dr. Adam Y.K. LEE
Mr. Cowen B. CHIU, MH
Mr. Charles L.C. HO
Mr. Wesley W. H. WAN
Ms. Esther MA
Mr. WONG Chun Long
Ms. Hayley V. H. M. CHAN (Representative from Athletes Committee)
Services Coverage
Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Department (HKACED) provides designated support for athletes in their career transition, including Education, Life Skills Training, Career, Athletes Consultation and Sports Legacy Scheme. 
Eligibility to be HKACED Members:
- Serving, planning to retired or retired athletes; and
- Full time / Part time Hong Kong Team athletes; and
- Athletes must be nominated by respective National Sports Association under SF&OC
  • HKACED Education Scholarship Programme
  • EF English Centers Integrated General English Course
  • Ontario eSchool Athlete Scholarship Programme
  • Education Consultation and Talk 
  • Life Skills Training Programme
  • Ambassador Programme
  • “Stars to Shine” Mentorship Programme 
  • Career Guidance and Talk
  • Mock Interview
  • CV Writing
  • Job Matching
  • Internship Programme
  • Retired Athletes Transformation Programme (Organised by Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau)  
  • Consultation
  • Career Planning
  • HKACED Introductory Talk  
  • Jockey Club “Flying High” Sports Programme
  • Go Play Olympics! Programme
  • Corporation Projects and Community Activities