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百折不撓勵志夢 難得豪情五十年
黃宏發教授與馬來人盃
Cheer for the Boys in Red:
Professor Andrew Wong and the Malayan Cup

Apr 20, 2018

百折不撓勵志夢  難得豪情五十年
黃宏發教授與馬來人盃
Cheer for the Boys in Red:
Professor Andrew Wong and the Malayan Cup

 

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陳嘉龍  Chan Ka-lung (BChinMed, Year 4)
陳學濂  Kelvin Chan (BEng(EE), Year 3)
成柏瑞  Gurpreet Singh (BSc(Sp&HearSc), Year 2)
湯桓      Ryan Tong (BSocSc, Year 2)
梁迭起  Nixon Leung (BSc 2014; MEd 2015)

 

 

香港大學利瑪竇宿舍於本年度聯舍體育比賽中奪得男子總冠軍魁首,所贏次數達三十六屆,位列舍堂學院之冠,並於今年4月20日香港大學學生會體育聯會頒獎典禮上,榮獲宿友前立法局主席黃宏發教授 (BA 1967) 頒發聯舍馬來人校友挑戰盃(簡稱馬來人盃)。

 

黃教授就讀大學本科時寄宿利瑪竇宿舍,其校園生活多姿多彩,曾供職香港大學學生會社會服務團、香港大學學生會田徑聯會(今香港大學學生會體育聯會前身)、香港大學學生會、香港大學學生會評議會等學生組織。畢業後黃教授在香港中文大學創立政治與行政學系,主權移交前曾於1995至1997年間任立法局主席。

 

黃教授於1964至1965年度擔任香港大學學生會利瑪竇宿舍宿生會體育隊長,率領一眾宿友奪得馬來人盃魁首,並邀請宿生會首屆主席黃兆良先生伉儷為宿友頒獎。畢業以後,黃教授熱心回饋宿舍,曾於宿舍六十周年粵劇〈鴉雀如何作鳳凰〉中粉墨登場。近年,黃教授伉儷更鼎力支持宿舍圖書館環境改善工程,推進館藏及文物保育工作。

 

半世紀眨眼易過,4月20日當晚,黃教授於何世光夫人體育中心慷慨陳辭:「半個世紀以前,諸君所坐之處,僅係一塊草地而已。事隔半世紀,回想當年比賽吉光片羽,自是賞心樂事難而忘懷。今次回來頒獎,是畢業五十年來第一次,又適逢利瑪竇奪魁,總算都係沾了利瑪竇宿舍的光彩!」教授話鋒一轉:「不過我不會特別讚揚利瑪竇,不用讚都應份要贏今日這份榮譽,因為你們係利瑪竇!」語畢全場掌聲雷動不已。

 

黃教授及後為不同獲獎隊伍頒發錦旗與獎盃,最後壓軸將男子總冠軍獎盃 ——— 馬來人盃頒予百折不撓紅衣健兒。嗣後更與利瑪竇人合照留念。吶喊聲中,潺湲澴瀯著代代利瑪竇人對勝利的執著,與歡慶成功的喜悅。

 

Ricci Hall secured the championship of the Interhall Malayan Alumni Challenge Cup (also known as the Malayan Cup). Winning its 36th title and standing tall among all halls and colleges, the Hall was honoured to have the Malayan Cup presented to it by Professor Andrew Wong (BA 1967) on the Presentation Day organised by the Sports Association, HKUSU on April 20, 2018.

 

During his undergraduate studies, Professor Wong resided in Ricci Hall and lived a vivid and fruitful university life. He served in the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU), the Social Service Group, HKUSU, the Athletics Association, HKUSU (the former body of Sports Association, HKUSU), the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council, and many others. After studying in the United States, Professor Wong founded the Department of Government and Public Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was also President of the Legislative Council from 1995 to 1997.

 

Under the leadership of Professor Wong, the then Sports Captain of Ricci Hall Students’ Association, HKUSU, Ricci Hall won the Malayan Cup in 1965. Prizes were subsequently presented to hallmates on the Champion Day by Mr and Mrs Eric Wong Tape, the former being the Founding Chairman of the Hall’s Students’ Association.

 

Professor Wong has also supported Ricci Hall unfailingly. He performed in “A Lizard is no Dragon”, the Commemorative Cantonese Opera for the 60th anniversary of Ricci Hall in 1989. Professor and Mrs Wong were also actively involved in the remodelling of the Ricci Hall Library, which has rightfully served as the Riccian community’s memory palace for over 85 years.

 

Half a century after graduation, Professor Wong returned to the old sports ground, which is now the Flora Ho Sports Centre and also the venue of the Presentation Day. Professor Wong shared with the audience the unforgettable experience of joining and winning various sports games. For the first time as the Guest of Honour, Professor Wong congratulated Ricci Hall on its victory, and emphasised duty and the promise of Riccians to exceed one’s limit and thus win.

 

Following the trophies and flag pennant presentations, Professor Wong presented the Malayan Cup back to the Riccians and joined the celebration with thunderous applause.