We Were on RTHK 3 Radio's Sunday Escape
Robbie McRobbie, HK Rugby Union CEO, and Chris Dillon, vice chairman of the HKRU Charity Ball organising committee, were interviewed by Paul Haswell and Carolyn Wright (AKA the Pop Fugitives) on their popular show Sunday Escape airing every Sunday on RTHK 3 from 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Robbie and Chris talked about the HKRU charity ball, our partnership with Po Leung Kuk for our various educational and rugby programmes and, of course, the music of our guest band, the World Classic Rockers. It was fun, lighthearted, and shed light on the work we do to help the underprivileged children of Hong Kong. Listen to the whole show here:
Robbie and Chris's interview is on Part 3.
Paul and Carolyn posted this photo on their Facebook Page:
HKFC U14 Girls Tour
Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) Under 14 Girls embarked on a ground breaking tour to Laos between 27th April and 1st May, 2018, the first time that a youth team from Hong Kong has gone to Laos, and only the third time that a team from HKFC has travelled to Vientiane to compete.
A Hong Kong girl, a DNA deletion syndrome, and a passion for rugby
One of the programmes funded through the support of the HKRU Charity Ball and Ageas is “Inclusive Rugby”, giving youngsters from Po Leung Kuk and other special educational needs schools the opportunity to experience an organised team sport activity. At the recent first Inclusive Rugby Fun Day one young girl spoke about the experience and impact sport was having on her life.
We Were in the South China Morning Post
For Po Leung Kuk’s disadvantaged kids, Hong Kong Rugby Union’s programmes mean new friends and being part of a team
The game is giving a group of girls from the residential care home a purpose in life and a chance to see the world
24 students from Po Leung Kuk primary schools returned from a historic tour to Beijing, where they entered 2 mixed teams of boys and girls in the 2017 National Youth Rugby Championship. The players were selected from the 21 PLK primary schools who participate in the HKRU's "Tackling Life' programme, sponsored by Savills, Macquarie Group and KPMG through funds raised at the Corporate Sevens Tournament. There were a total of 16 teams in the competition. PLK sent two teams, A and B teams. Our A team got the champion trophy while B team got third place!
Between 28th April and 1st May 2017, the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) U12 Girls embarked on a ground breaking first ever tour when they went to Bangkok to take part in the Bangkok Young Ladies Rugby Sevens 2017. On 28th April 2017, a very excited tour party composed of 20 players including 5 players from Po Leung Kuk, plus coaches and parents, arrived in Bangkok raring to go. The next day the girls traveled to Plearnpattana School, which was hosting the tour and the tournament, where they took part in a joint training session with the Pleaernpattana girls.
Po Leung Kuk Tour to Beijing
21 children from Po Leung Kuk primary schools went to Beijing for the second time to compete in the China Under 12 Touch Rugby Championships as part of the HKRU Community Foundation’s “Tackling Life” programme.