Message from the Directors

Operation Breakthrough uses sport as a means to help, rehabilitate and positively reinforce young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or families: helping to fight crime and juvenile delinquency amongst low income and immigrant communities. The project supports and continues to develop effective programmes and activities that take an integrated approach and offer realistic outlets and stimulation for young people, helping them to develop into responsible and positive thinking adults.

Operation Breakthrough provides sports and other related activities including self-development courses. The activities are aimed to provide both a positive interaction and influence on young people. We offer a wide spectrum of sports including rugby, boxing, football, contemporary dance, sailing, basketball, athletics, lion dance, judo and dragon boat racing. The coaching, delivered by police instructors and professional coaches and assisted by many unpaid police volunteers, teaches participants the importance of teamwork, trust, respect for others and discipline. Participants who demonstrate themselves to be either talented or devoted to their activities are rewarded with Outward Bound courses during which they are encouraged to develop their personal qualities.

There have been many success stories including some of the participants going onto represent Hong Kong at international level, taking up full time jobs in disciplined services and forming their own sports clubs and committees.

We are as always indebted to our generous sponsors without whom none of our activities would be possible.