Teqball fan base growing in Hong Kong despite pandemic

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Teqball fan base growing in Hong Kong despite pandemic

It will be teqball's debut at a major multi-sports event.

HONG KONG, August 13, 2020: Newly Emerged Sports Association founder Kennedy Lai has claimed the teqball fan base in the country is growing despite the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with the International Federation of Teqball, Lai discussed the growth of the sport in the country.
"Due to COVID-19, we are restricted to a social-distancing order, where gathering over groups of two are not allowed," he said. 
"It didn’t stop us from moving things from offline to online though.
"We have put our focus on creating an awareness through our social media channels by constantly sharing news, interviews and other teqball videos. 
"This turned out to be somewhat successful as we gathered a solid fan base and are constantly engaging with fans."
Lai also discussed the plans of the Hong Kong National Teqball Federation, set up in April, once the pandemic was over.
"Our main goal is to let schools experience teqball," Lai said.
"We will also invite all local professional football clubs to join our programme and aim to train over 100 coaches and referees to let the sport spread at a grassroots level."
Teqball is set feature at the Asian Beach Games in Sanya, recently rescheduled to April 2 to 10. 
It will be teqball's debut at a major multi-sports event.
Lai seemed confident about Hong Kong's medal chances in the competition. 
"Absolutely, I think we can compete for medals," he said.
"As soon as the venue is open again, we will kick off our training sessions."