Posted: Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
Author: Keir Macintosh
Categories: Club News, Rugby News

Valley Fort club news, 7 June


Good afternoon,

This is the second, and last, email you will receive from me today. If you haven’t read the first email, about club registration, please find it asap and act on it – it will affect your child’s start to the season if you do not.

Topics covered in this email:

1.The Longest Hole with Valley Player and VF Coach, Adam Rolston.

2.Summer Rugby Fun with the Monkeys.

3.Valley Fort Open Days for 2017/18 season.

4.Escapade discount.


1.The Longest Hole - 1 country, 1 golfer, 1 caddie, 82 days 1,850km, Par 14,000– and 1 extreme charity golf adventure in support of Laureus Sport for Good and the SA Golf Development ...

Long time Valley Fort coach and Valley scrumhalf, Adam Rolston, is swapping his boots for golf clubs this summer and embarking on a monumental charity expedition across Mongolia, and he need your help! As a member of the Valley family, you can get directly involved in helping Adam and Ron's fundraising efforts to help raise US$100,000 for Laureus Sport for Good

To get an idea of what he (and his caddy) has planned, take a look at this promo video they filmed on their recent recce and planning trip to Mongolia - it's a pretty special 3 mins -


At 1,850km, and par 14,000, Adam and Ron will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Hole ever played. On the 28th June Adam will tee off from the base camp of Khüiten Peak, Mongolia's highest and most western most point, and together with his caddie Ron, they will begin a completely unsupported and unaided easterly trek towards their final destination, the 18th green at Mt Bogd Club just outside Ulaanbaatar. The boys have given themselves 82 days to complete the challenge, meaning they'll need to cover about 24km/day, every day, to get to UB in time.

Endorsed and supported by the European Tour, Adam will be playing the entire distance as one complete hole, and entirely within the laws and spirit of the game of golf, and thanks to some innovative technology, every shot will be recorded via GPS and relayed live to the expedition website.

You can help by buying one of the 400 golf balls Adam will be using on this adventure via the charity, Laureus Sport for Good - the recently appointed official charity of the HK7's. For a min recommended donation of US$50, you can own a piece of golfing history by buying one (or more) of the 400 balls that the boys expect to go through while completing the hole. You can choose the specific ball you want to own, and you'll be alerted the moment it is in play during the hole, and there are fantastic prizes to be won for those whose balls last the longest!! Please visit - 100% of all ball sales go directly to Laureus!


2.Monkeys Summer Rugby Fun (U6 – U12)

Our friends at the Monkeys Mini rugby club are training over the summer and they have extended an invite to all HK Island based clubs. Valley Fort had a number of Monkeys players join the club at U13 as they do not have Colts teams and we want to continue to foster ties with this club. If you are interested merely show up on the day – ensuring the kids wear their Valley Fort colors of course!

Venue: Happy Valley Recreation Ground Artificial Turf Rugby Pitch No. 6 (formerly 8)

Dates: 11 June, 9 July & 30 July

Time: 09:30am – 12:00 (12:00 - 13:00 Coaching session)


3.Valley Fort Open Days, Girls 17th Sept & Boys 24th Sept

Valley Fort will be running two open days for minis and colts who may be interested in playing rugby - tell your kids to speak to their friends before the summer holidays to get it in their diaries. We will continue to pay HK$200 for a referral payment to a child who gets a friend signed up as a new player to the club.


4.Escapade Discount

While at Escapade, getting your child size fitted for their kit, ensure that you take advantage of the new discount offered to members of Valley Fort (parents and players). This discount is offered in ALL Escapade stores in HK:

10% discount on footwear and apparel by Brooks, Asics, 2xu;

10% discount on gear and apparel by Grays Hockey, Gilbert & Canterbury;

10% discount on nutrition & accessories by Mueller, Hammer Nutrition, ProBar, Cancer Council; and

5% discount on all other items in store


If you have any q’s or concerns please email me at or reply to this email and I will try to assist.


Have a good day.





Encl: Guide to Golf Ball Sponorship

          The Longest Hole - T's off 28 June 2017 - Golfing across Mongolia for charity.


Last updated: 08 Jun 2017 00:30