Training will be starting at 9:00 on the 29th November at HKIEd SC for Minis and should be finished by 11am so both the Tai Po bus and the Tuen Mun bus will leave HKIEd SC at 11:15am. The Tuen Mun bus will be picking up at TSW rail station, V city, Gold Coast and Tsuen Wan. For details please see here
And for the Colts/Girls we have:-
U14 - Match v HKFC 2 at Happy Valley 8 ko 1700, meeting at 1600
U16 D1 Match v USRC Tigers at KP #1 ko at 10:30, meeting at 9:30
U16 D3 Match v HKFC 3 at TSW ko at 16:45, meeting at 15:45
U19 Training at HKIEd SC from 9:00 to 11:00
U14 - Training at HKIEd SC from 9:00 to 11:00
U16 - Training at HKIEd SC from 9:00 to 11:00
U19 - Regional Championship Games are scheduled at TSW Community RG.
13:00 – 14:15– South –v- North
14:15 – 15:30 – East –v- West
Sevens Tickets - reminder - the closing date for applications is the 4th December- that only leaves this Sunday at HKIEd - please do not leave it until after 11AM – please come early
HK Sevens tickets will be allocated according to family participation in the club. This includes player's attendance as well as parent involvement!
Should you wish to apply for HK Sevens tickets through the Club, you must also have paid-up membership of the Club; given the popularity of the Sevens, the Club cannot guarantee the success of any application for Sevens tickets. This year, In the event of any dispute, the Committee’s decision is final.
If you are planning to re-join us, we would ask you to visit the membership page of the website here and complete the Membership application form. We also have a Flying Kukris parent help list which we would appreciate you having a look at and seeing where you can help.
28th Squadron (our Old Boys Team) had their first match on the 6th Nov 2015 - read about it here
Parking at HKIEd - we received a complaint from the HKIED management about the parking on Sunday 6th Sep. We are NOT ALLOWED to park along the side of the road next to the stadium and also DO NOT block the lower exit. The lower exit is normally closed but is for emergency vehicles. Failure to obey HKIED rules may result in us loosing the ground for training. Please see the map below and note there is additional parking just down the road outside HKIED.
Here is an interesting article by Helen Hinton, which has recently been sent to us
How to Encourage Good Sportsmanship in Rugby
And another by Helen on the Benefits of Rugby
Rugby Helps Kids Improve their Confidence, On and Off the Field
Rugby is a great sport for kids for many reasons: it helps improve their physical fitness, as well as other physical skills—but that's not all. It can also be an incredible confidence booster, and a good way for children to learn important lessons that they'll remember for life.
Physical Fitness and Physical Skills
Playing rugby helps children improve their physical fitness, and this is an increasingly important issue for kids and parents, all over the world. Children in general aren't as active as previous generations of children were, and playing rugby is a great way to counteract this problem. Just as important, the younger they start to get involved in playing sports, the more likely they are to maintain a healthy level of physical activity as they get older.
The physical benefits of playing rugby go beyond fitness, however. Games like rugby are ideal for helping kids stay active, especially as they get older, but it's also a great way for them to improve essential physical skills such as hand-eye coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Rugby is a physically taxing sport, and the combination of skills and techniques that the game requires are important for healthy kids to develop.
What Else do Children Gain from Playing Rugby?
It's virtually impossible to overestimate the benefits of playing rugby for children, click here to read more
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Philip Boothroyd, Chairman FK 1990 – 1993.
Philip was a great friend of the Kukris and will be sorely missed. On behalf of the Flying Kukris I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family.
The heartlands of the Gurkhas, whose men have served in the British and Indian armies since the age of empire, have been devastated by the Nepal earthquake.
Some of the villages occupied by the Gurungs, the clan which provides the backbone of the Gurkha regiments, are almost completely destroyed.
As you may know from our Club history page here, the Flying Kukris was originally formed by the Gurkhas.
We would ask you to donate to the various charities setup to help. unicef (HK) can be found here:- unicef
a selection of others can be found here
The Flying Kukris RFC have donated HK$10,000 to unicef.
2015 Flying Kukris AGM
Congratulations to all those who won awards at the AGM and many thanks to all the parents who came along and made the AGM a success.
The photos are now available here
Some of the main points at the AGM were as follows:-
Increase in membership fee by HK$50 to cover the cost of the Rugby Union Registration fee of HK$50. The RFU will eventually be issuing photo ID cards to all players, clearly stating their date of birth.
Old Boys Team – We hope to move forward with an Old Boys Team with a plan to play 2-3 matches against other Old Boy’s teams. Alex Yuen will lead this effort.
Future Club Status - Many rugby clubs such as the Flying Kukris are presently registered as a society under the Societies Ordinance. Under the Societies Ordinance, there are no provisions to suggest that societies are limited liability entities. Accordingly, there is a risk that office-bearers, other officers or, depending on the circumstances, members of societies that act or enter into legal arrangements with third parties, purportedly on behalf of the society, may attract personal liability under such arrangements. In practical terms this could affect any member of the club, whether they be the chairman or a volunteer coach.
In recent years, some prominent rugby clubs in Hong Kong have established themselves as companies limited by guarantee. Companies limited by guarantee are limited liability entities and there is a well-defined and more transparent structure provided for them under the Companies Ordinance, offering better defined responsibilities and protection for those who volunteer to assist with rugby club activities. The Flying Kukris will be now moving in this direction.
For a really great video of the Flying Kukris at the HK Sevens please click here or here
HKS Kukris Ladies v Football Club Final
In only their second season the Hong Kong Scottish Kukris made the Women's National League 1 Grand Championship Final. The Kukris finished the league in second place, with a remarkable 12 wins, 2 loses, 83 tries scored and a total of 461 points. This was followed by victories in the Grand Championship Quarter finals and Semi finals, leading to the Final at Hong Kong Football Club against Football Club. However, this wasn't achieved without cost, and several injured players were left supporting from the sidelines, with captain Rachel Fong the most notable omission from the team list. Late fitness tests for Antje Cosgrove (scrum half) and Robyn Beese (second row) further reduced the team, with some positions having to be reworked at short notice. That said, the ladies arrived at HKFC in high spirits, even though their old adversary Club, had home advantage.
The game started at a frantic pace, with Kukris forced to defend for long periods and seldom out of their own half. However, it was sixteen minutes before Club scored a try, although the conversion was unsuccessful. This play continued, with Club scoring two more unconverted tries. Several times Rachel Fong and Ellie Ngan Kee attempted to break the Club line using their speed, but were unsuccessful. Halftime arrived with the score 15/0 to Club.
The second half started with Kukris showing new confidence and good teamwork. Amanda Manchester join the pack and was both calming and commanding. Alissandra Crowther, new in her scum half position settled and started to impose. And with the pack more assertive, they were able to win more ball and allow the backs to play, with Christy Tang particularly making an impression. However, it was Club who scored next, with another try. Kukris were not disheartened and good team work made space for Ellie Ngan Kee, who scored under the posts with a trademark darting run. Rachel Fong converted. Kukris continues to attack, with forwards Micaela Jansen, Brooke Amnyauchoke and Sophia Abdelraham particularly impressive and unlucky not to score. As Kukris tired, Club managed to score their fifth and final try. The games ended with a 29/7 win for Club, but with the second half an even contest.
So disappointment for the HKS Kukris in the last game of the season, but the ladies able to proudly reflect on their team achievement.
HKS Kukris v Valley Red Quarter Final - Won 56/19
We are proud to announce another win for the ladies teram, 14 Kukris (briefly 15) but up a valiant and spirited performance against a physical Valley side. Aside from an opening breakaway try and respectability points towards the end as our girls tired, there was never any contest. Final score 56/19 with all points scored by Ellie Ngan Kee and Rachel Fong.
The semifinal is next on 28FEB15.
For your info the Flying Kukris Photo Gallery which can be found here now holds over 1000 pictures most of which are to a very high standard.
Sunday 8th February 2015 Seven girls no subs and luckily no injuries the U19G won all 4 of their round robin games taking the Cup trophy today with 3 FK girls Aliss, Joelle and Kathleen. TSW had Joyce, Canco,Kirsty and Ruby. Closest game was against SCAA winning 15-14 who came 2nd with 3 wins and 1 loss with point 111-15......FK-TSW 4 wins 112-14.
Saturday 24th January was the All Girls Beach Rugby Festival at DB.
A Flying Kukris Flying Girl! - Who is she?
After a tough series of games the U16G won the plate.
Imogen Inglis won the U16 player of the day award
Donation to Philippines RFU
You may remember we donated some unused FK jerseys and shorts to the Philippine RFU a few months ago. The kit was handed over at the Philippines vs South Korea A5N game. A letter of appreciation from the PRFU can be found here. We have recently received the picture below of the kit in action.
Approx 500 photos have just been uploaded to the Flying Kukris website here. Many thanks to Simon Lee for supplying these excellent pictures.
The Kids all had good fun at the FK Festival on the 14th Dec. If you have more pictures, please upload them to [email protected] for inclusion in our gallery here or to our Facebook page.
The HKS Kukris Ladies had another good win at The Rock on the 1st Nov over City Ladies
HK Scottish are seen here together with some of the Flying Kukris Ball Retrieval Team after their win over Kowloon on the 1st Nov.
The HKS Kukris Ladies won a Convincing 87/7 on the 25th Oct at THT over the Police. With Rosie scoring 8 tries & 5 conversion. Sister Rachel Fong also scored 2 tries, as did Cathy Chan. Berky Kong, Amanda Manchester and Antje Cosgrove all scored a try each, with Antje making one conversion. No injuries.
Scottish Back on Top With Big Valley Win
Our partner Club, Hong Kong Scottish moved back to the summit of the Hong Kong Premiership on Saturday 19th Oct. following a comfortable 31-13 bonus point win over reigning Grand Champions Valley. It’s nice to note that 3 of our Flying Kukris Colts Coaches played in this game.
The HKS Kukris Ladies won their first league match on Saturday 4th Oct at Kings Park. It was A hard fought encounter, but the Kukris Ladies came out 10-5 winners against HKCC. Ellie Ngan Kee scored both tries. The Ladies will be playing again on the 11th Oct at 18:00 against HKFC at Shek Kip Mei. The full League schedule is here, but is liable to change.
Support HK Scottish as part of their Ball Retrieval Team and earn $50
As the junior club for HKS, Flying Kukris players in age groups U11 upwards, have the opportunity to support HKS through the Premiership season, by joining the ball retrieval team for their home matches. Normally they require 8 players per game and are at Shek Kip Mei for further details please click here. Although not guaranteed it will work the same way this year, four Flying Kukris members of the HKS ball retrieval team, where selected for ball retrieval duties at the HK Sevens, for the last three years. The HK Sevens ball retrieval team have free access to the stadium, meal allowance, souvenir rugby ball and can meet the players. If you are interested to help, please let me know at [email protected] This is suitable for players in age groups U11 upwards.
HKS Kukris Ladies Pick Up First Silverware of the Season
Saturday 6th September was the start of the season with the Hong Kong Scottish Day at King’s Park. The new look HKS Kukris, with recent recruits from the UK and several graduates from last year’s under-18s, had a fantastic day, albeit after a slow start. A narrow loss to Gai Wu was followed by good wins over HK Football Club, Kowloon and Causeway Bay. In spite of the heat, the girls managed to dispatch a vintage Valley side in the semi-final, before soundly beating Tigers in the final and winning the competition. More celebration was the order of the day as Rachel Fong was deemed to be the Most Outstanding Player of the Day from the Women’s games.
The HKS men also made their final, but were unable to overcome a strong Valley side.
USRC Tigers took the Bowl crown after beating out HKCC.
All in all a great start to the season for the club.
As you may have noticed, this website was down on the 3rd June 2014. This was because the entire website has been rebuilt and was up-loaded on that day. The appearance remains similar to before, however the management of the site is now easier and the amount of server space we are using has decreased from almost 20GB (the server limit for our plan) to 140MB. This will allow us to build up a much bigger photo gallery over the coming years. Team managers / Coaches will still be able to Login and update their team pages, but will have to re-register to get access. The photo gallery is available here
Asian Four Nations
Ex Flying Kukris player and current Flying Kukris Coach, Rosie Fong on her way to scoring her third try in the A4N match against Singapore on the 24th May.
2014 Flying Kukris AGM and end of season awards
Congratulations to David Holden, Kathi Jones and Sam Samesekara on joining the Committee as Head of Youth, Membership and Head of Coaching Development respectively.
Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2014 Girls Sevens
We welcome back the U18 7's Girls Squad after their weekend in Japan successfully competing in the SANIX World Youth Tournament. Under the watchful eye of Coach Andy Yuen and HKSI Elite 7's Coach Anna Richards the girls performed brilliantly in what was tough competition and schedule.
The squad started strongly with a 7-0 victory against local high school Kobe Kohoku. Try by Gracie Mann and Conversion Victoria. Fukuoka Ladies were next in the girl's sights but they unfortunately went down 12-31 - Try Jade / Emily Tuck. Conversion Victoria. The third game saw our girls take on New Zealanders from Fielding High School where again the result didn't go our way; 0-26. Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute from Canada were the fourth team to stand in the way and, in an impressive turnaround from the disappointment of game three, the girls thrashed the Canadians 31-0 setting up a 5-6th place game against Iwami Chisuikan High School from Japan. In a tightly fought game the girls gave their all just losing out 14-17 to finish in 6th.
Ref and Coaching courses
Want to be a whistle-blower?
Details of the HKRFU Run coaching courses can be found here. Most are at South Island School [50 Nam Fung Rd, Aberdeen (above the South portal of the Aberdeen Tunnel)].
Should you wish to attend please apply direct to the HKRFU, the club will reimburse the cost.
The new HK Scottish Kukris ladies team picked up their first silverware recently as they took home the Bowl at Gai Wu Ladies Tens Tournament, beating out Valley 15-0 in the final...
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