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Mini rugby

It's not the winning but the spirit of fair-play, enjoyment and safety that is paramount.

This aim forms the basis upon which mini rugby is structured in Hong Kong and, indeed, in many countries. A competitive spirit is inevitable in any sport, but with children this should not be allowed to dominate or to detract from the joy of simply playing this game.

Currently there are more than a dozen clubs in Hong Kong offering mini rugby to almost three thousand children! It is arguably the best organised sport for children in Hong Kong featuring multi-club festivals and involvement in the international Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

The Hong Kong Mini Rugby Union oversees the game for players under 12 and arranges for all players to be insured. All clubs are represented and through this body maintain links with the HKRFU, which provides financial and training support. The last five years has seen a dramatic move from a sport previously dominated by expatriates to one in which all sectors of the community are involved especially the Chinese population.

The rules of mini rugby attempt to maximise the opportunities of each player to become involved in the game, develop skills commensurate with their age, and maintain safety. Details of the basic rules can be found in the either the indiviual team sections or for the various age groups in the Referee section. It is very important that everyone (coaches, players, parents and referees) has read and understood the code of conduct 

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Tigerfest this Sunday!!!

This Sunday will be USRC Tiger Minis most important Sunday of the year (well, apart from that thing in late March perhaps).

This years Tigerfest will be massive, featuring 21 rugby clubs, 300 teams and a total of over 3,400 players.

Big thanks to those who helped setting up this mega-massive-monstrous event and to all who have volunteered as pitch marshals.
Please remember that this is our clubs event, widely considered the best party in town.
It is imperative that everyone pitches in to make the festival a success. Please assist our coaches and pitch marshals whenever needed, fix pitch markings if they get broken, or help out at the cake stall or info centre for a couple of hours.

With close to 10,000 people descending on Kings Park, I would ask that all parents take responsibility for their own child on the day and ensure that they are ready at the allocated pitch at least 10 minutes before they are due to play each game.

I urge all you ladies out there to please donate something for our cake sale at the festival. This has traditionally been a nice income source for us and helps offset some of the cost of the festival. Please bring along some cakes, biscuits or other such food for sale on the day. The cake stall will be located in front of the clubhouse.

There will be no parking on the day at King's Park and traffic will be heavy. Please consider using public transport. If you get there by taxi please alight on Wylie Road as u-turning at the entrance gates creates major problems.

Training on Sunday

Training as usual this Sunday from 8:30am at Kings Park.  Steve Jones will again work his magic with some age groups and will put the coaches through their paces after training.

 

Our U11s will be back, proudly carrying the plate they won at Sai Kung last weekend. Well done, boys!

 

Good luck to all Tigers who will be playing for Hong Kong at this weekend’s finale of the 2014 Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian Sevens in Beijing!

Training tomorrow

All,

 

The U11s will head to Sai Kung to have a go at the Stingrays and the DB Pirates. For everone else it's training as usual at King's Park from 8:30am.

Only three more sessions until Tigerfest so let's step it up.

 

Charity Dinner

Big thanks to everyone who joined the USRC Tigers - Angels for Orphans Charity Dinner. More than HKD 100,000 were raised during the event, which will go to disadvantaged children in Indonesia and Cambodia. Well done, Tigers!

 

see you tomorrow

Markus

 

 

 

 

Training on Sunday

For those who will travel to TSW to play the mighty Eagles, your bus will leave at 8am sharp (!!!) from the usual spot on Wylie Rd.
For everyone else it's regular training at Kings Park from 8:30am. We will have a few of the Flying Kukris over for some joint sessions.

Kit distribution will continue and we will have backpacks for sale as well.
We have run out of a few items so please let your head coach know if the size you need isn't available anymore. We need to get a rough number so we can reorder those items.

Registration

We need to submit player numbers to the union soon, so I urge everyone who hasn't done so yet to sign up and pay your subs!


We will soon start taking orders for 7s tickets. While demand from our members has increased, our ticket allocations from the HKRFU have progressively fallen over the years which is forcing us to make some tough decisions and apply some measures to ensure that the most deserving members will be allocated the tickets they want.

Only paid-up members can apply and we will base allocation on following criteria:

- parents involvement in the running of the club (coaches, refs, managers,
committee members, volunteers, Tigerfest pitch marshals etc)
- attendance at training (incl. Thursday sessions for the contact age groups)
- attendance at premiership games
- tries scored vs HKFC

Year of birth from: 
2003
to year of birth : 
2014
Sex: 
Male and Female
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