2017- 2018 Season



U12G Head Coach

Headcoach: Bob Sleigh

  Other Coaches:          

     U12G C

oach: Nate Zibilich (              




Message from the Coach:

Posted on 22 Jan 2018

Discovery Bay Beach tournament this Sunday

Dear parents,
You are on this email because your daughter is playing in DB this Sunday!
Let's meet at Central pier 3 at 7.40am to catch the 7.50am ferry to DB.
First match is 9.30am, last match 11.06am, awards 12.10pm and then you can head back or stay to watch the ladies or the U10s!
Please bring:
Full Valley kit
No rugby boots (play in socks)
Water bottle
Sun cream
Octopus card with at least $80 on
Let me or Nate know if you have questions as I'm sure I have missed something!

Posted on 18 Jan 2018

IMPORTANT - VF U12 girls next 3 weeks and HK7s

Dear parents  - please see the dates and times for the busy period approaching and check I have your daughter's participation right - please send me your availability if you have not already.

Friday,  January 19th – Training at HKIS istarts at 6.30pm. We will be providing 2 buses on Friday. If the first bus is full please get on the additional bus following just behind.  

Sunday, January 21st – Training is at St Stephens  10.15 - 11.30am

Sunday, January 28th  - Discovery Bay Beach Festival 5 a side tournament

9.30am- 12.30pm

(6 current participants - Cammie, Vera, Charlotte, Sammie, Evie D, Lily)

Sunday February 4th - Kim Lam round 5 tournament at Happy Valley pitch 1

9.30am - 12.30pm (please confirm availability)

Friday April 6th - 8.30 - 10.20 AM - girls 7s showcase at HK Stadium

(need ticket and day off school)

(Current participants - Vera, Charlotte, Cammie, Phoebe, Bella, Annabelle, Savannah)


Posted on 28 Nov 2017

VF U12G - training Sunday December 3

Well done to everyone last weekend at the Sandy Bay tournament - I thought the girls played really well and we have come a long way. Not long till the December 10th Flying Kukris tournament which will be at King's Park where  we will be looking to improve again.
This week we have 5 girls in Singapore with Nate for the 7's festival there - good luck to all!
For the rest of us, there is NO FRIDAY TRAINING but I will be back in HK just in time for Sunday training at Stanley Fort 10 - 11.30 am.
Please let me know if you not be there on Sunday as if we have really light numbers we will adjust the plan.
Have a great week!

Posted on 21 Nov 2017

Valley Fort U12G Tournament Sunday November 26th at Happy Valley

Dear parents,
Please be at Happy Valley pitch 4 on Sunday at 9.30am so the girls can prepare for their first match.
We are counting on everyone being there (except Phoebe and Mia) so please let me know ASAP if your daughter will not attend as it affects the team / sub selections and how much game time girls get.
Same as last time  -13 minute games, 2 minutes between:
10.15am HKU2 pitch A
10.45am SKS2 pitch A
11.15am Tigers pitch B
12.15pm FC2 pitch B
Please wear full 2017/8 kit, mouth-guard, NO jewelry, water bottle - see you there!

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

U12G rugby Sunday November 19th

Dear Parents,
No training Friday evening as HKIS pitch is not available.
Sunday training at St. Stephen's 10.15 - 11.30 am. Girls did great last week so looking for another good one before our Kim Lam trophy round 2 next week at Happy Valley.
Other admin:
 - See club email about Japan tour - please take 2 minute survey
 - No dogs or parking at St. Stephen's PLEASE!
 - Consider getting 7's tickets via the public ballot now open. Even if you get what you want through the club, imagine how popular you will be if you have spares!
See you Sunday!

Posted on 8 Nov 2017

Valley Fort U12G rugby this week

Well done to the girls at the Tigers Tournament / Kim Lam Trophy round 1 on Sunday. They learned a great deal against some older and more experienced girls, but they kept battling and improved every game. Great effort!
We have 2 more weeks before the Sandy Bay Tournament / round 2 on November 26th (let me know if you CANNOT attend) so we do need the girls at practices to get them prepared. So, this week:
Friday, November 10th evening - HKIS, Tai Tam - 6.30 - 8pm
Watch for club email with bus details (I think) and any updates - pro coaches will be there to work on skills / technique
Sunday, November 12th - St. Stephen's Stanley -10.15am - 11.30am
All the usual stuff please, water, mouth-guards, sunscreen etc. Short session so we will look to make the most of it - see you there.
Let me know if you have questions.

Posted on 8 Nov 2017
New Years Day Girls Rugby - Island Lions vs Peninsula Dragons
Dear Parents,
Every year there is a U12G New Years Day rugby match between the Island team (Lions) and the Kowloon side team (Dragons). These are composite teams from the different clubs to come up with 2 competitive teams for a great match.
If you would like your daughter to be considered for selection for the Island Lions, please let me know and I will forward your details to the coaches in charge (Sandy Bay and FC). 
The requirements are you are in HK for December and able to attend weekly practices at King's Park (weekday evenings).
Let me know.

Posted on 30 Oct 2017

VF U12 girls Kim Lam Cup - Round 1 Sunday November 5th

We have round 1 of the U12 Kim Lam Cup on Sunday morning at Happy Valley. 
Please let me know ASAP if anyone will not be available.
- 4 matches of 13 minutes each (12 players per team)
- Please be at Happy Valley pitch 4 (HV4) by 9.45 am latest
- Enter Happy Valley tram stop end via tunnel (see map)
- Full VF kit with mouth guard (cannot play without)
- NO jewelry / earrings / hairbands etc. - no exceptions
- Bring water / sunscreen / snacks
Schedule (pitch A and B are both on HV4)
- 9.45 am to 10.15 am - drills and warm up
- 10.15 am  - pitch B vs Tigers
- 10.45 am - pitch A vs Sai Kung 2
- 11.15 am - pitch A vs Sandy Bay 2
- 11.45 am - pitch B  vs Football Club 2


Posted on 20 Oct 2017

Looking ahead - confirmation needed

Dear parents,
Looking ahead for the next 2 weeks we have some important dates for your calendars.
We have our first tournament on Sunday November 5th and we have missed multiple practices so we have some work to do this weekend and next! I know some people are away this weekend so October 29th will be important.
Please send me your daughter's availability for:
 - Sunday, October 29th practice
 - Sunday, November 5th tournament
We have 12 girls in a team and we  need subs so looking for a full turnout please both days!

Posted on 19 Oct 2017

UPDATE - we are at Stanley Fort on Sunday so please arrive 20 minutes early as it will take some time to get it, bring ID and don't argue with the soldiers when they ask you to park as far away from where you want to go as possible!


U12 Girls rugby Sunday October 22nd

Dear Parents,
We are a little later this Sunday (10.00 - 11.30am at St Stephen's). We might go a little longer for kids who can stay. 
Colleen is back with us this weekend and we will be trying to make up for all the lost time we have had with typhoons and holidays before our first tournament in 2 weeks! Yikes!
We will have the replacement better fitting shirts this Sunday but to get one you must exchange the 2017/8 season shirt you already got. I recommend wearing last years shirt or another sports shirt so it will be quick and easy. We need one parent for about 30 minutes to do this - please volunteer - you can do it - really - we need you!
Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday.

Posted on 12 Oct 2017

Girls under 12 Valley Fort Rugby - Sunday October 15th

Dear Parents,
Usual time and place this Sunday (9.30 - 10.45am at St Stephen's). We might go a little longer for kids who can stay if it's not too hot. 
We had a great practice last weekend but only 8 kids with the holiday, so please let's have a good turn out on Sunday as we are starting to allocate positions and work on the shape of the team for our first tournament on November 5th.
Colleen is in Sri Lanka for HK in the 7's tournament, so we will have Grant Kemp from the Valley Premiership side and we will be using his expertise on forward play and the scrums.
Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday!

Posted on 7 Oct 2017

UPDATE U12 girls training Sunday
We need to cancel the social tomorrow . We will reschedule for another Sunday soon. Stay tuned.
Practice as usual. Dear you tomorrow.

Posted on 6 Oct 2017

U12 girls training Sunday

Dear Parents,
Training as usual this Sunday at St. Stephen's.
 - 9.30am - 10.45 on our normal pitch
 - 11 am - Manhattan pool and Pizza party for kids and parents.
Remember - mouth-guards, sunscreen, water!
See you then.

Posted on 25 Sept 2017

Update September 25th 

Just a quick message this week as there is NO RUGBY THIS WEEKEND due to the holiday, so we will see you Sunday October 8th at St. Stephen's for our next training session as we start to prepare the girls for the first tournament on November 5th.
Great to see so many new girls yesterday and everyone looked like they had fun! If you have friends who attended and want to come back to have another look on October 8th please let them know or send me their email and I will send them details.
I will link to the VF website via the whats-app group in future in case that is easier for some to see the weekly update.
Let me know if anyone has any questions or concerns and see you on October 8th.