Highlights of the second press conference

FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group will be held from 21 to 23 July this year at the Hong Kong Coliseum. VBAHK held the 2nd press conference at Olympian City today to reveal ticketing and tournament information today (3 June).Ms. Kandy WONG, famous singer and event ambassador, Ms. Cecilia YEUNG, Hong Kong high jump athlete, Ms. Cat NG and Ms. Mei WONG, Hong Kong beach volleyball player also attended to support this event.

Tickets for the competition will be available from 7 June 2017 at all URBTIX outlets. Tickets for 21 July are priced at HKD$500, $350, $150 and $70, while those for 22 and 23 July are priced at HKD$650, $350, $180 and $90. Students, senior and disabled could enjoy 10% discount. Tickets are expected to run out fast, so please grab your chance to witness the restage of Rio Olympics Final and other exciting matches in Hong Kong. For more details, you may contact the organizer at 9192 5368 or visit the official website at http://wgp.vbahk.org.hk, or buy the tickets online at www.urbtix.hk.

Mr Wilfred NG, SBS, JP, President of The VBAHK remarked in his speech, ‘Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China has been committed to promoting the development of volleyball locally, including the provision of overseas training and competition opportunities for Hong Kong players, in order to enhance their technical skills. It is encouraging to see satisfactory results from Hong Kong Team this year. With only less than 50 days away from FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group, I believe we are all very excited about the upcoming battles between the four world-class teams. We encourage the public to join the event and get tickets as soon as possible before they run out!

Ms. Jacqueline CHEUNG, Customer Director of Watsons Hong Kong said, ‘With over 175 years of history, A.S. Watson Group launched Project LOL philanthropy programme that aims to bring “Lots of Laugh, Lots of Love” to those in need last year through three main areas of service – Health, Education and Caring Community, spreading happiness over the world. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, we are honored to uphold this belief by supporting the FIVB World Grand Prix – Hong Kong, which is one of the greatest major sports events in Hong Kong.’

‘We have been inviting underprivileged groups to watch the match, providing an opportunity for communities to enjoy the sports event altogether. Watsons, Fortress and Watsons Water under A.S. Watson Group have been supporting this major sports event in Hong Kong and will feature the event snapshots and launch games on social media for customers and communities to engage in the sports event. Prize winners can enjoy free tickets or premium,’ Ms. Cheung added.

Ms. Cecilia YEUNG, Hong Kong high jump athlete said, ‘A lot of people know me as a high jump athlete, but in fact when I was at secondary school, I was recruited into the Volleyball School Team because of my height and bouncing ability. I played volleyball for a couple of years and represented my school in inter-school competitions. Therefore, volleyball is no stranger to me. FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group is a fantastic opportunity for us to view such high-level matches in our home-town. As a volleyball fan, I will support for sure!’

At the press conference today, famous singer and event ambassador Ms. Kandy WONG performed the new tournament theme song ‘Dream Together’ to promote positive messages of the game and promote awareness of the tournament. Brand new tournament mascots V-Ba was also announced at the press conference. They will lead the cheering of the teams together with our volleyball fans at the Stadium. With the continued support of the public, FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group has been continued to be recognized as an “M” Mark status by the Major Sports Events Committee for the 12th time, which helps to present Hong Kong’s capability to host world-class events that strengthen its position as the events capital of Asia.

To create the best audience experience and enhance community involvement, VBAHK has recently hosted a cheering team audition that was opened to all secondary schools in Hong Kong. 6 teams were selected as FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group Official Cheering Teams after two rounds of audition. They will lead the audience to cheer for teams and heat up the atmosphere and is a wonderful opportunity for students to be involved in the game.

Ms. Cecilia YEUNG challenges herself at the volleyball game booth.

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