Children with ADHD are more often rejected by their peers and have fewer friends than other children who do not have ADHD. Research suggests that physical activity shows promise for addressing ADHD symptoms in young children. It is reported that active sports participation is associated with a significant decrease in risky behaviours (including a reduced expression of anxiety or depression symptoms), a decrease in attention-seeking behaviours and an increase in persistence in the classroom.
Through running, volleyball and hockey, InspiringHK aims to increase sportsmanship, behaviour and social skills in children suspected to have or diagnosed with AD/HD. The programme is designed to help them integrate with mainstream school children through sports in a non-elite, extra-curricular training environment.