Sevens Ticket News
We now have details of the prices for the 2019 HK Sevens Tickets and they are available for ordering AND payment. We have added some extra options this year to give more flexibility to our members. Click here for more details.
Please note the closing date for applications is the 23rd Dec 2018. Those who pay late will be lower priority when tickets are allocated - the Club has to pay for our allocation in early January.
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
This Sunday, the 9th December, is The non-contact Festival for U6, U7 and U8 and will be at EdUHK
Last season this Festival was very successful, but we will be looking for help. We will be looking for volunteers for pitch marshal duties, setting up, cake stall, cake baking etc etc.
Free buses will be provided from Tai Po market to EdUHK on Sunday morning with return services after the Festival has finished.
09:00 Festival Start Time
1st Bus for FK Volunteers Depart TPM 07:45
2nd Bus for all participants Depart TPM 08:30
The Festival Schedule is here and shows not only the game schedule, but also where you can and can not park at EdUHK. It also shows the pick up point for the bus from Tai Po.
Please note, the car park will be very busy this Sunday - please use the Tai Po bus if possible.
As mentioned previously, we will be donating the profit from the cake stall at the Contact festival held on the 2nd Dec, to facilitate Girls rugby in less well off, poorer countries & teams to develop interest, participation and build their rugby community programmes. Girls rugby is still in it’s infancy outside of HKG & SGP so it requires a huge effort to facilitate involvement and thereby improve the variety of teams for our girls to play against.
Over HK$6,000 was collected by the cake stall last Sunday.
Considering the size of what we have achieved last year and this year we should be really proud as this is been driven totally by Flying Kukris.
For Youth groups this Sunday we have
Saturday - 7s Tournament in Macau.
Sunday no training
Final vs Sandybay
Kings park( pitch 1) at 10:45
Saturday practice run at DB 08:30 - 10:00
Sunday 5th Place Finals vs Jr. Warriors changed to KGV meetup 9:15
Training at Sandy bay. Usual time
@ DB North Plaza
Training at EdUHK on the Astro at 1:30pm
The above locations and times MAY change - please refer to your Team Manager for updates
BUSES FOR THIS SUNDAY!
As mentioned above, there will be free buses to EdUHK this Sunday
Registration WILL be available this Sunday at the training ground. For Flying Kukris registration and payment details please click here.
Kit collection WILL be available this Sunday
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!!