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Correctional Services Department Sports Association holds diverse community education activities

     More than 90 students from six tertiary education institutions participated in diverse community education activities organised by the Correctional Services Department Sports Association (CSDSA), and had friendly matches with the Correctional Services Department (CSD)'s touch rugby representative team today (November 23).

     The activities tied in with the department's promotion of a balanced lifestyle for staff by encouraging them in sports and recreational activities during their leisure time. They also aim at enhancing exchanges between tertiary students and the department so as to enable the students understand more about the history, vision and development of the CSD as well as the work of correctional services, and to encourage them to choose the correctional services as career after graduation.

     Participating in the activities were students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Open University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the Hong Kong Design Institute and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin). They visited the Staff Training Institute of the CSD and the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, attended career talks and competed with the department's touch rugby team in friendly matches. They learned more about correctional work from different angles and fostered friendship through the touch rugby games.

     The CSD Touch Rugby Team Manager, the Senior Superintendent, Mr Ho Kwong-fai, said, "In organising sports exchanges with tertiary education institutions, the CSDSA can strengthen our communication with various institutions on the one hand, and enable tertiary education students to understand the vision and work of the CSD from various perspectives on the other. We encourage them to serve the community by joining the correctional services after graduation.

     "The CSD is committed to promoting and living up to the concept of achieving a balanced lifestyle for all staff. Hence, the CSDSA has long been responsible for organising various recreational and sports activities for CSD staff and their family members, so as to foster team spirit and harmonious family relations among our staff," Mr Ho added.

     The CSD touch rugby team held several matches with the teams from six tertiary education institutions today. The Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services (Human Resource), Mr Woo Ying-ming; the CSD Touch Rugby Team Manager, the Senior Superintendent, Mr Ho Kwong-fai, and the Chairman of CSDSA, Mr Tse Ho-yin, attended the event and presented souvenirs to the participating teams.

Ends/Saturday, November 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:56

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More than 90 students from six tertiary education institutions participated in diverse community education activities organised by the Correctional Services Department Sports Association (CSDSA) and had friendly matches with the Correctional Services Department (CSD)'s touch rugby team today (November 23). Photo shows CSD's Touch Rugby Team with the Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Services (Human Resource), Mr Woo Ying-ming (centre).

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Touch Rugby Team members and members from the six tertiary education institutions play in a friendly match.

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The Chairman of CSDSA, Acting Senior Superintendent, Mr Tse Ho-yin, introduces the work of the department to the students during the career talk which enables them to further understand the work of CSD and encourages them to choose correctional services as their career after graduation.