A full day of activities and award ceremonies took place last weekend to conclude the year-long celebration of 60 years of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.
Set out as a community day with many matches being played ranging from mini-rugby through to a special over 40’s veteran match. Local women’s rugby teams and the Women’s Hong Kong Rugby Sevens team also showed their prowess.
The HKRFU announced a donation of HK$13 million to develop improved sporting facilities at three schools, King George V, South Island School and YMCA Christian College of Hong Kong Schools. This brings the total contributions to local schools and other organisations by the HKRFU to over HK$100 million over the last 10 years.
The HKRFU also provides continuing help to members of Hong Kong society with learning and physical disabilities through its rugby-based physical education programs. The approach used was demonstrated during Saturday’s (Sept 28) event.
A capping ceremony honoured a further 21 former representatives of the Hong Kong National Team bringing the total former players that have been capped in London and Hong Kong during the 2012-13 season to more than 100 players.
This year there are just six teams in the HKRFU Premiership scheduled to play 15 matches starting this coming Saturday Oct 5 and running through to Saturday Feb 22, 2014.
All matches in the first week are to be played at King’s Park with the first match starting at 3.00pm.
Eight teams are included in the second tier Championship: City RFU, Discovery Bay Pirates, East Kowloon, Gai Wu, Police Revolution, SCAA Causeway Bay and Typhoons. Meanwhile, in the National Leagues there are 43 teams from 17 Clubs