2017 - 2018 Season


    Nick Carlsen





Head Coach: Nick Carlsen (mobile: 54674405)




Head Coach: Nick Wilcox


Message from the Coach:

Posted on 1 Mar 2018

Valley Fort U6's - Training this Sunday 4th March @ The Fort, 10:15am

Good afternoon and a happy Year of the Dog to you all. 

Firstly, apologies for the debacle that was getting into the Fort last weekend.  I think the average wait was around 45mins – 1 hour, which somewhat curtailed the rugby.

The PLA were using an outdated list of Registered players and cleverly decided to sort by D.O.B on the print out.

I am told that the list they now have is a) up to date and b) in .pdf format and sorted by surname.

As we are at the Fort again this Sunday, please allow a little extra time, but hopefully it should be eased by having a better list, and the fact that 140 children will be in Osaka playing in the tournament there. I am also going to be in Japan with the other 9 x U6 parents and players, so training will be taken by the real Coach Nick this Sunday.

Please remember to: 

-          bring all trophies back (we had just two last week)

-          bring water and sunscreen – it’s heating up again

-          mouth guards – the children are getting bigger and quicker – please make sure they not only bringing their mouth guards, but wearing them too!


Have a great training session. Just one more after this one until we have our final Festival of the season at HKFC on March 18th.





Posted on 9 Feb 2018

Valley Fort U6's - Training this Weekend - Sunday 11th February - The Fort 10:15-11:30am

Good afternoon, All

All mini teams are at the Fort this weekend for our last session before a break for CNY.  A 10:15am start for the U6’s.

Hopefully Chairman Keir’s email earlier in the week was nice and clear regarding the impact of flu on training. Training is very much on, but of course, should your child have or be showing flu symptoms, please do keep them at home.

The queues to get into the Fort have been a little longer over the last few weeks, so please do leave sufficient time to get in so we can start at 10:15am sharp.

With the weather forecast looking up, and the children forced off school, it will be a good chance to burn through some of that pent up energy with plenty of running around!

See you all on Sunday.



Posted on 30 Jan 2018

Tai Po Festival 2018 - VF U6 teams *pls read ahead of Sunday* King's Park

Good evening, All

The schedules have been released nice and early for this Sunday’s Festival, so we can plan our weekends. It should be a great, fun morning.  Good news; most teams are finished before 10am. Bad news; we have 6 of our 8 teams starting at 8:15am! So please make every effort to be on time.

The Festival takes place in King’s Park in Kowloon. Below are some key points around team selections, timetables and logistical details. Please keep this email for reference and/or print off the attached info sheets.



We are entering 8 teams into the tournament which means we are expecting a high % turn out of our 72 players.


**Please let me know ASAP if your child cannot make the Festival so we can manage the teams accordingly**


Each team (Hornets, Honey Bees, Killer Bees and Dragonflies) has been split into 2 equal groups.

Please note we do not “stream” at U6, so the teams are well balanced and hopefully roughly even.

Please check the attached to see which team (VF1-VF8) your child is playing in.

I have sorted the children alphabetically by first name (but check the last name too as we have a few repeats).


Match Times:

Please see the timetable by team attached and also on the App (more detail below). The first games start at 8:15am. Please ensure we are all there by 8am at the latest to get everyone organised, warmed up and ready to play.


HKRU mini rugby app:

Download the app using these links or search on the app stores.  Extremely useful for timetables, pitch assignments, etc.




How to get there:

Google map link

All U6 games will take place on pitch 1, location of which is TBC; I will confirm later in the week.

The nearest MTR is Jordan, approximately 10 minute walk away.

No parking is available at Kings Park – please do not drive.

If you’re getting a taxi/uber, get dropped off on Wylie Road – do NOT drive up Wylie Path. There is nowhere to turn around and it causes chaos.

The Club will organise early morning buses from the Southside areas.  Time table attached.



Mouth guards **I’ve been asked by the coaches to remind you about this as too many players are not wearing them at training. We had a very nasty collision in the Hornets Training game last Sunday, and thankfully both boys had gum shields in. They did their job and all teeth and lips were intact. The children wear them for a reason – please impress it on them**


This season’s kit

Lots of water

Please be on time


Many thanks and see you Sunday! Any questions, please do let me know.



Encl: 20180130 Tai Po RFC Festival 2017 - U6 Parents Final

          20180130 Tai Po Festival Southside Bus Schedule - Feb 4th 2018


Posted on 26 Jan 2018

Valley Fort RFC - U6 Training - Sunday 28th January - The Fort 10:15am

Morning, All

I thought we had a great training session last weekend, and could have gone on for longer – sadly we had to hand the pitches over after the hour. The development and progress they are making is fantastic when I compare it to the cloud-counting/daisy picking sessions at the start of the year! That’s been reflected in the results at the Festivals, but most importantly, the enthusiasm and enjoyment seems to be there too.

Not much from me this week other than to highlight that we are training at the Fort – 10:15-11:30am – this Sunday.

I say it most weeks, but PLEASE RETURN THE TROPHIES!!! There are five in total. We had only two back last weekend. The children love having them and holding them for a week as reward for being Player of the Week. It’s a shame when they don’t get given one.  Please search playrooms/bedrooms/boxes to see if you can dig them out. It would be nice to get at least four back please.

There are not many training sessions left now this season with 2 x Festivals, CNY, Easter and then the HK Sevens.  Hopefully the progress can continue.

See you Sunday.



Posted on 19 Jan 2018

Valley Fort RFC - U6 minis - Training Sunday 21st January - 8:30am St Stephens!

Dear All,

Firstly I just want to reiterate Keir’s message once again to thank the parents who put time in before, after and especially during the Festival on Sunday.

A special mention to parents Sarah C (double shift), Jack B (double shift), Becky W, Nick W, H-J K, Amanda L, Katie B, Gareth W, Daisy C, Tim R, Lynda T, Stephane B who were our pitch marshals for the U6 matches last weekend.  Probably the most important role on the day itself, to ensure that we got through the 72 U6 teams playing 144 matches on time. Even more admirable given that for many of them it meant sacrificing the chance to watch their own children play. Huge thank you.

Coaches – great job all round , with more “W’s” than “L’s” I’m pleased to say, and thanks for filling in refereeing duties when asked.



First time back at St Stephens for a while, so a quick reminder:

  • No cars or dogs are allowed into the grounds at St Stephens
  • Please return trophies – be good to see 5 back by the ball bags if we can please
  • Bring water (and if using your nice new bottles, worth putting names on them!)
  • Mouth guards


Osaka Tour, 2nd-4th March:

We are one of the age groups with very limited spaces left for the tour.

Please let me know asap by replying to this email if you have had a change of heart and want to tour.



A limited number of adult tickets still available. Priority will go to aforementioned volunteers.


Have good weekends and see you all on Sunday morning.



Posted on 9 Nov 2017

Valley Fort Rugby U6 - Weekly Parent Mail

Dear Parents,

Firstly, a huge thank you for those who came up to Kings Park last Sunday for the Tigers Festival.  I hope that you felt it worthwhile. I thought it was very well organised tournament by Tigers, and our children stood up to the occasion! Across our eight U6 teams, we collectively P32, W21, D8 and L3 matches. It’s not about winning, but it certainly helps… Well done everybody. If you have any pictures or videos of the day, I’d be happy to try to put them into a little slide show for us.

I am not around this weekend so Coach Ed will be running the session on Sunday (rightly so after coaching Killer Bees II to P4 W4 last weekend!)

Training is back at St Stephens for the next two Sundays, so a few reminders below. We are trialing a new pitch layout and timings this week as some of the older groups do not have enough space to train due to the damage caused by the wild boars on the pitches. It’s made large areas unplayable I am afraid and we are addressing that with the school. 

The U6 pitches will be to the left of where we normally are, either side of the artificial cricket wicket (picture below).

  • 8:30am-9:30am
  • No parking or dogs allowed at St Stephens
  • Please remember to bring back the trophies for those who won from 2 weeks ago
  • Mouth guards
  • Plenty of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash to purchase coffees, drinks, bacon and sausage rolls from our sponsors, 3 Blind Mice.


Have a good rest of the week and weekend.