Online Registration has now opened for the 2019 / 20 Season. Click here for details. Please note the Membership fee for the 2019/20 season is HK$950 for the first player and HK$800 for each additional player.
Members are encouraged to register as soon as possible for the 2019/20 season as it greatly assists our planning and organisation for activities at the beginning of the season. For early birds, each paid player registration will include a Flying Kukris sports T-shirt or training vest in a size of their choice (child or adult) while stocks last.
On the 18th August we have the use of the Astro pitch only at EdUHK.
Due to the heat, we will be making a "soft start" to the season, with the emphasis on having fun, getting to know each other, membership registration and avoiding heatstroke.
Remember to bring water.
Parents may like to bring an umbrella for shade (We still have some stock of Flying Kukris umbrellas for sale!)
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.
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.
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
We expect the Minis bus to leave EdUHK at 10:50am for the return journey.
The second bus for the Colts
0915 Hanforrd Plaza
0920 Seaview Garden
0925 Goldcoast Shopping Mall/Aegean Coast
0950 Tsuen Wan
10:15 Tai Po Market
10:30 EdUHK (arrive)
12:20 EdUHK depart for return journey to Tai Po Market.
To arrive at EdUHK for the training start times, we must keep to the schedule.
Registration WILL be available on the 18th at the training ground For Flying Kukris registration and payment details please click here.
Kit collection WILL be available on the 18th for NEW players ONLY and those players moving from Minis (U12) to Colts (U13/U14);
All other players will be entitled to obtain new kit at any time during this season after this Sunday as and when they need it. 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.
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.
Flying Kukris AGM and awards presentations
The Annual Awards Ceremony and AGM were held on Sunday 5th May 2019 at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. Luckily, the rain held off for most of the morning and it was a great day.
The Committee would like to welcome Amanda Crow who has kindly volunteered for the position of Head of Minis and Chi Lai who is taking over the role of Membership Secretary from his wife! Our thanks to Andrea Lai and Michael Flowers for their contributions to the Committee and Club activities.
Charles Cheung, who many will know has been managing the HK Scottish Coaches for the Youth groups, will be expanding his role to cover coaching guidance and support for the Mini groups as well next season.
The members of the Committee can be seen here on the Flying Kukris website Committee page.
We are still looking for volunteers for First Aid. Ideally, we need a qualified First Aid Coordinator but also we urgently need First Aid volunteers to provide pitch side coverage for each squad. First Aid training will be provided for those that are not currently qualified.
After holding the registration fees at the same level for the past two seasons, an increase was approved at the AGM for the upcoming season 2019/20. A reduction in funds from sponsorships over the past two seasons has led to constraints on spending for the Club. The increase in membership fees will allow the Club to invest more in providing better facilities for our members and developing rugby throughout all age groups. To maintain a reputation as one of the best clubs providing both Mini and Youth rugby for our members, the Club will increase investment in coaching our players, transporting our members to and from training and matches, ensuring player safety with better First Aid and renewing our training equipment. At the same time, Flying Kukris are seeking new sponsors to assist with these investments over the next few years.
On Saturday 16th March the Hong Kong Scottish Kukris played City in a relegation / promotion match to decide who would play in the Women's Premiership next season. Kukris have already won the WNL1 League title and narrowly missed out on the Grand Championship as well, but this match was a step up. Played to Premiership rules, with forty minute halves and no rolling substitutions, the match was very different from what the ladies have been used to. It did not start well as City scored a converted try, while early injuries forced a reshuffling of the Kukris lineup. But a try against the run of play at halftime keep them in the game, trailing 5/7 at the break. In the second half it was City who tired first, with Kukris soon dominating. Two more tries followed with the final score 15/7.