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MINIS

MINIS

All our Minis teams train on Sunday mornings. 

The older children (U9 to U12) also train on a Friday evening from mid-October onwards.   Girls and boys train and play together until U9s when ‘contact’ skills begin to be introduced.  After that the girls teams for U9/U10 and U11/U12 are combined while we run separate age-group teams for the boys.

Competitive opportunities for the Minis up to U11 in the most-part take the form of ‘festivals’ where teams play short games of approximately 10 minutes against a number of different oppositions, as part of a family-oriented full day event.  There are usually six festivals each season, held once a month on a Sunday, from October onwards.

At U12, instead of festivals our teams play in one of two tournaments: The Richard Hawkes Cup (a mixed/boys tournament) and The Kim Lam Cup (a girls tournament).  There are six rounds of both tournaments and these are typically played on the same dates as the Minis festivals.

Added to these opportunities is the chance to compete overseas on our annual Club tour which has, in recent years, taken our Minis players and their parents to Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.  The highlight of the season however, is the Hong Kong Sevens held in April each year, where our Minis play in showcase games at the Hong Kong Stadium in front of thousands of rugby fans.

TRAININGS

Training Venues

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GIRLS

GIRLS

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BOYS

BOYS

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YOUTH

YOUTH

Our Youth teams train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as on Sundays.

For boys, we field individual teams at U13, U14, U16 and U19 age-groups.  For girls our teams are combined at the U14 and U16 age group level.  In many of these age groups we field both Premiership and Championship teams.

The season is split into three main parts:

  • September & October – Training and friendly games

  • November & December – XIIs and XVs league fixtures

  • January, February & March – Xs and Sevens

Our Youth squads play regular full-length matches against a single opposition.  It is a testament to the commitment of our players and the quality of our coaching, that the Club’s Youth players are well represented in Hong Kong’s National Age Grade teams.