Sevens Ticket News
The good news is, we now have our allocation of 2019 Sevens Tickets and we are getting slightly more than last year.
The bad news is, the club needs to pay for them in early January.
This will amount to a bill for over HK$770,000 - money the club does not have.
I know April is a long way off, but please - if you want to go to the Sevens, - make an effort to work out how many tickets you need and make the payment.
All applications made with payment, will have a higher priority if there is a ticket shortage later.
To give more flexibility for our members, we are offering 'Friday only' tickets and 'Friday and Saturday sets' this year in addition to the usual 3 day adult sets and Sunday only adult tickets. (Some clubs will only offer 3 day sets)
Please refer to the website here for details.
I will be at EdUHK this Sunday from 9am to 12 to collect payments in cash or cheques. Payments by internet banking or by post can be made anytime.
Please note the closing date for applications is the 23rd Dec 2018.
Online Registration is open for the 2018 / 19 Season. Click here for details. Please note the Membership fee for the 2018/19 season is $850 for the first player and $650 for each additional player.
Flying Kukris Festivals
I trust everyone enjoyed the Contact and Non Contact Festivals. Many thanks to all who helped in so many ways.
We received numerous compliments from other clubs and really showed what a great Team Spirit the Flying Kukris has.
Sunday 16th December 2018
This Sunday we have the use of the grass and Astro pitches at EdUHK.
To give our players more pitch space, Minis will train from 9am to 10:30am and the Youth groups will train from 10:30 to 12.
For Youth groups this Sunday we have
12-1pm Friendly 15s match against Tigers
normal training at EdUHK 10:30 - 12:00 with DB Pirates
Flying Pirates Div 1 & 2 3:00pm Matches vs HKFC at Sandy Bay
Training at EduHK this Sunday at 10.30am.
The above locations and times MAY change - please refer to your Team Manager for updates
BUSES FOR THIS SUNDAY!
The Tai Po bus will run with the following schedule and a fare of $10 per person each way.
First Bus for Minis
8:45 Tai Po Market
8:55 EdUHK arrive
10:50 - minis bus leaves EdUHK for return to Tai Po market.
The second bus for the Colts
10:15 Tai Po Market
10:30 EdUHK (arrive)
12:20 Youth group bus departs EdUHK for Tai Po market
To arrive at EdUHK for the training start times, we must keep to the schedule.
A Reminder:- Training will be cancelled for T8 or Black Rainstorm warning. A notice will be displayed on the website if the training is cancelled for this or any other reason.
Training is ON in a T3 or Amber rain warning - we will just get a little wet.
This is in line with guidance provided by the HKRU.
Registration WILL be available this Sunday at the training ground For Flying Kukris registration and payment details please click here.
Kit collection MAY be available this Sunday from 9am to 10:30 TBC All players are entitled to obtain new kit (one set) at any time during the season. However, please note that the kit design is identical to last season so members can reduce waste and costs of the kit to the Club by continuing to use existing kit until it needs replacing. The cost savings will be reinvested in providing other rugby facilities, equipment and development opportunities for players.
We have now been allocated a 2nd container at EdUHK which is located to the right of the original container. The balls, tackle bags etc have been moved to the new container, leaving more room for the kit distribution from the original stowage.
To relieve the parking problem at EdUHK, please use the Tai Po bus if possible. These buses are heavily subsidised by the club to encourage their use. If they are not used, we may have to cancel them.
The Team photos shown in the slideshow above are available to order from our very own, professional photographer, Peter Inglis.
The actual prints are of exceptional quality, have no watermark and have the kid names on the photo (where available).
From personal experience I can thoroughly recommend them and they are great to look back on in years to come.
Please check the order form here for more details.
I think this young lad was trying to bite Russell Jones’s head during a tackle - unfortunately for him he did not have a mouth guard.
Flying Kukris AGM
The AGM was held on the 6th May 2018 at HLYIS. Luckily the early morning rain cleared up and it was a great day.
We would like to welcome Michael Flowers who has volunteered for the position of Head of Minis
The new Committee can be seen here on the Committee page.
FK Players meet & train with England Sevens Team
Following a draw by secret ballot, 5 deserving Flying Kukris players were selected to take part in the inaugural Canterbury sponsored interactive training session with 3 members of the England Men’s Sevens Team.
The training event was held at Harrow International School, Tuen Mun on Sunday 1 April 2018 and was overseen by host Mr. Barney Durrant of Harrow International School.
The 5 players selected from Contact age groups U9 – U14, were drawn from a list of coach nominated “season best performers”.
Those selected to participate were
U14B Jeffrey Parkes, U14G Jade Scrouther, U12B Daniel Thomas, U12G Katie Adams & U10B Dylan Fu.
In addition to meeting and being coached by 3 England Sevens star players, each participant was given a commemorative Canterbury T-Shirt. The 2 hour session comprised drills, games, Q&A’s, photo-shoot & an autograph session. Our FK players were joined by players from Hong Kong Football Club, Island School and Harrow International School all of which use Canterbury kit.
The session went extremely well and the Players had a cracking time.
Player Jade Scrouther said afterwards "It was great to spend time with Charlie, Will and Alex. We had a lot of fun doing some drills and trying new moves with them and the boys."
All thanks should be given to Anna Holmes (Sales Manager Asia – International Business Manager - Pentland Asia) who brokered the arrangement and to FK’s very own Kit Manager Melissa Jupp who used her charm and business guile to secure the involvement of our FK players. Also thanks go to our hosts Mr Barney Durrant and Harrow International School.
Hopefully this event will be offered again next season, so watch out and work hard kids.
Natalee has a go in the Mud!
Natalee (U14G) is one of the sharpest, most determined and most ferocious players we have in Flying Kukris RFC. Whilst she’s a lovely, quiet and unassuming girl she’s never slow at getting stuck in to the Rugby action, wherever she can find it. She’s so keen she even takes her rugby gear on Holiday!
So whilst on a visit to England over Easter she sought out the local playing fields and found just what she wanted and immediately just got stuck into the rugby, mud and fun.
Playing for a new club “Shrewsbury” U13 girls, she found herself in a tough match facing off against Worcester, the Midlands Champions, who ultimately won the game 7 tries to 3.
Natalee, perfectly at ease with a new team of girls she didn’t know, immediately made a massive impact and played an ever increasingly important role in the game, putting in tackle after tackle she opened the scoring with the first try. She also took on all kicking duties and helped the new Shrewsbury team to hold their own against the more organised and disciplined West Midlands Champions.
Impressed with Natalee’s performance, the Shrewsbury coach commented “the standard in Hong Kong is clearly higher than in England…so when can she join Shrewsbury?”
The Shrewsbury Coach and U13 girls were also really impressed to hear that Hong Kong U13 girls play full size pitches, not half size pitches, as in the UK.
The Shrewsbury girls were welcoming and friendly and asked Natalee lots of questions about rugby in Hong Kong and the club she played for… and when can she play for them again?
But poaching aside, it was not all plain sailing, Natalee did have some trouble dealing with the slippery and muddy conditions when running and kicking, but in the end the smiles say it all and she had a fabulous muddy time and made some great new friends.
But best of all Natalee was super impressed with the after match reception where the girls were well looked after in fantastic facilities, treated to showers, food and soft drinks whilst the club organised all the girls dirty laundry!!