騎著單車踢足球?香港颳起「車球」運動熱潮 | ‘Cycle ball’ takes Hong Kong by storm

【看CP學英文】談到自行車運動,一定會想到越野、公路單車賽,許多人或許不知道自行車也能踢足球。 

When it comes to cycling, you might think of off-road and road cycling first, yet you might not know that you can also play soccer with your bicycles.  

自行車足球擁有超過100年歷史,起源於德國,車球玩家必須隨時在特製單車上,身體部位不得觸地。香港單車足球隊教練鄭富慈解釋道,隊員必須利用他們的身體力量來擊球,手和腳只能用來操控單車。  

“Cycle ball,” which originated in Germany has a history of over 100 years. In a cycle ball game, players must be on a fixed gear bike and keep their bodies off the ground.  

Chen Fu-chi, coach of the HK cycle ball team, said that the players can only use their hands and feet to control their bike.  

他說,約兩公尺半圓弧狀禁區內,隊員可以用手來擋球 (類似守門員),若離開禁區就不能用手碰球。  

But within the two-meter semicircle penalty area, a player can use his hands to catch the ball (like a goalkeeper), he said, adding that If a player leaves the area, he can’t touch the ball.   

車球場地為11m x 14m大,球門為2m x 2m,雙方隊員各兩位,比賽時間為全場14分鐘,每半場7分鐘。  

The court is 11m x 14m in size while the goal is 2m x 2m. Two players from each team and a game last for 14 minutes with two 7-minutes halves.  

擁有多年經驗的鄭富慈表示,「車球看起來很簡單,但事實上每個動作都經過很多訓練。」他表示,往年通常有多達20個人申請參加訓練,而香港的職業車球隊擁有超過12位隊員。  

“It looks easy but every move takes a lot of practice,” Cheng said, adding that there are usually 20 people enrolled in our training, while the professional team in Hong Kong has more than a dozen players.