This Sunday (11th Dec) is the Contact Flying Kukris festival for those in U9, U10, U11 and U12 and will be held at Kings Park.
The final schedule has been loaded in to the festival app
The app is available on the iOS or Android app stores (search for HK Mini Rugby)
or from these device-specific links:
All other age groups should have been contacted by their Team Managers / Coaches for their arrangements but EdUHK should be available.
Some points to note for the festval at Kings Park
There is no parking at Kings Park and there is no convenient drop off point at the ground
Please alight from Taxi’s and Car drop-offs on Wylie Road at the bottom of Wylie Path and walk up to Kings Park - to warm up. Its not cold so enjoy the outdoor freshness.
Having taxis trying to turn at the ground entrance causes major congestion.
Please be considerate to local residents.
Water will be provided at the venue.
The Bouncy Castle will be open for all kids.
There will be A Flying Kukris Cake Stall - please feel free to bring along any donations.
Players from our senior “premier topping” club Hong Kong Scottish will be on hand to meet and greet. Approach with Caution.
Canterbury of New Zealand will be hosting a rugby jersey design competition. Come and see Alex.
Medals will be provided for all minis including the U12B & U12G.
There is a host of Food & Beverage vendors available this year including fare from the Cannyman, Coffee, XTC ice cream, Pizza Express, Candy Floss & Popcorn, BBQ station, Smoothies, Cyote Mexican Food (Pitch 3).
We have over 20 Vendors attending to sell you a host of last minute fabulous Christmas Bargains.
We are again proudly supporting Pink Rugby which is raising money for the Breast Cancer Awareness Charity by selling Pink socks. 100% of proceeds go direct to the Charity.
We would of course welcome any additional money donations to this worthy cause. See Megan in the Pink Tent.
Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there, wearing something Pink to show your support. Anyone not wearing pink will be harassed remorselessly to buy Pink socks for charity.
BUSES FOR THIS SUNDAY!
We are now taking orders for 2017 HK Sevens tickets and the details are here
The public ballot is also open and details can be found here
Parking at EdUHK - we have received complaints from the EdUHK management about parking. 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 EdUHK 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 EdUHK (HKIED).
To relieve the parking problem at EdUHK, please use the TSW / Tuen Mun bus or 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.
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.
Mid Week trainingwill take place every Wednesday at 6.00pm at EdUHKfor Colts.
(Minis mid week training will start at a later date - if you are a coach, please consider volunteering to help out)
The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) isl officially retitled The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). For more details please click here.
We have some exciting developments coming in the new season. The HKRU and EdUHK are planning to make several improvements which include-
The AGM provided some different surprises this year, not least my election as Chairman. Many thanks to those who nominated and elected me. It is a great honour to take over this role from Ian to whom I’m grateful for the unexpected opportunity. I’ve been around for long enough that many know me well already, but for those who, like me, might be wondering what they have got themselves into, here is what I might have presented at the AGM.
Rugby has been a central component of my life. The son of a talented rugby player, I had an early introduction on the touchline of my father’s matches and started playing rugby at school aged 8. Although distinctly lacking the natural ability of my father, I played for Sherborne School, Yeovil, Manchester University, Richmond and a handful of other clubs in London, UAE and USA. I continue to play regularly for the Football Club Sequins, Contemptibles and, of course, 28th Squadron.
Rugby has provided much more than just fitness, fun and camaraderie in my life. Not only providing a safe (and legal) vent for pent-up teenage aggression, many of my long-term friendships have been formed through involvement in rugby and I met my wife, Mairead, while visiting Hong Kong for the Sevens!
Being a licensed pilot and having received my first kukri while living in Nepal at the age of 15, the Flying Kukris naturally appealed to me. In early 2005, I visited a training session at Community Sports to investigate with my sons, Aidan and Nicholas, then aged 2 and 4 and not yet familiar with rugby or old enough to play. Suffice it to say, Aidan was registered in U6 at the start of the next season and it was not long before Sara Bosco roped me in to help with the coaching.
Since then, I have coached U6-U12, almost twice with both sons, was Head of Mini Coaching during the transition to new Mini laws and became one of the principal referees at U11 & U12. With Level 1 Refereeing and Level 2 Coaching qualifications, I moved up to the challenge of U14 Head Coach this past season as Nicholas graduated to Colts.
I am a strong proponent of parents and players taking advantage of the online and instructor-led training available from the IRB & HKRU to prepare themselves for each season. I also believe in being a true rugby supporter as well as a player. Taking time to watch rugby being played at all levels provides endless learning opportunities. “Paying forward” through coaching, refereeing, active participation and volunteering is what binds the rugby community together.
I am keen to help young boys and girls in Hong Kong gain similar life-long benefits from rugby I have been fortunate to experience. There is no need to be extraordinary, just to take part. The aim is to provide rugby for all through a club with spirit, camaraderie, community, social life and a willingness to put up with one or two sacrifices. That may be time, effort, putting yourself out for others – both on the pitch and off. As with a rugby team, a lot of ordinary people can combine to make an extraordinary club. I believe the Flying Kukris RFC has always been and will continue to be a club others respect for its unique identity and inclusive nature.
I look forward to serving our members as Chairman and continuing the great work of previous Chairmen, particularly Ian Stewart, fellow committee members and the tireless club volunteers. I hope you will all join me in this endeavour and be willing to put your shoulders to the wheel in keeping the club moving forward.
We can celebrate having had another great season and justifiably turn our attention to other things through the Summer. As the Committee wraps up and looks forward to next season, I hope you all have a relaxing time away from the rugby field to recharge for the next step forward for Flying Kukris.
It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you that our former U16 player, Jeffrey LAU Chun Hei, who for the current season 2015-2016 was registered with Flying Kukris RFC, passed away on 29 March 2016 due to cancer of the colon. He was only 15 years old.
Jeffrey’s funeral was held on the evening of 27 April 2016 at Kowloon Funeral Parlour with cremation on the next morning.
For more details please click here. As you may read in the attachment, he had one unaccomplished wish, which as to get the autograph of his idol, Gillies KAKA, of New Zealand All Blacks, who was in the match squad for the HK7s – this was achieved.
Hong Kong Sevens newcomers, Germany DRV VII, kicked off their bid to qualify for 2017 HSBC World Series by visiting the Flying Kukris on the morning of Tuesday 5th April for showcase training.
The lucky Kukris enjoyed a fun training session as the young and enthusiastic squad, fresh from their Frankfurt flight the day before, took complete charge. Rotating through stations of agility, handling and game-play, the youngsters showed why the Flying Kukris are a force to be reckoned with.
Manuel Wilhelm, Manager and Technical Director Germany Rugby Union, was full of praise, impressed by the large turn-out, the quality of rugby on display and the community spirit as parents’ smiles beamed almost as broadly as those on their kids’ happy faces.
When quizzed on his team’s outlook for the coming weekend, Manuel replied with conviction “I’m optimistic we’re going to surprise a few people. We love the positive vibe of Hong Kong and are very excited about the tournament”.
Special thanks to International College Hong Kong, Hong Lok Yuen for generously offering us the opportunity to train on their grass pitch.
Please click here to see these pictures and many more on our gallery pages
Look what the U19G brought home on the 13th March from their Sevens Tournament. This was despite the fact they were up against several other combined teams including a team made up of the best of SKS, Tigers and FC with their numerous subs. Flying Kukris was the only team there made up from one club only.
HK Scotish Kukris met HKCC in the Women's National League 1B Grand Championship Final on the 12th Mar. In a spirited and physical, but sporting game HKCC took the silverware, winning 17/7. Although HKCC led 10/0 at halftime, a breakaway try from HUI Man-ling, with Suzie Perry converting, left the game evenly contested at 10/7. However it was HKCC how next scored, leaving the Kukris fighting both the score line and the clock. In spite of repeated Kukris onslaughts, the HKCC defense remained firm, allowing them to take the honors and the trophy.
A big thanks to all the supporters who came down from Flying Kukris and Hong Kong Scottish. You vocal support was greatly appreciated.
On Sunday 31st January 2016 the U19G won the Cup in D1 Sevens
For more details and a video of the match click here