Battle the festive season excesses with our Xmas Minis Camps and Youth Academies run by the best Pro players in Hong Kong and coaches from Societe General Valley RFC! These are open to EVERYONE, whether you play for another club or are new to rugby.
Registration for Valley Fort Members is open NOW via the App.
Registration for Non Valley Fort Members will open via the website on Friday 4th December – see below for more details.
***Scroll down for more details on the programme, how to register and responses to FAQ’s**
We welcome and cater to players from ALL rugby clubs in Hong Kong as well as those new to rugby.
VALLEY FORT PLAYER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
The simplest way for Valley Fort players to register for the camp / academy is using the Valley Fort App on your mobile device as you do not need to fill in your / your children’s personal details again. To do this, open the App > Registration > Specials > Select > Register (against the appropriate player).
NON VALLEY FORT PLAYER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
***FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS***
What is the focus of these camps?
The camps are age appropriate and delivered by qualified and experienced coaches and will cover:
- Body Movement (Minis), Athletic & Elite Movement (Academy)
- Reaction and Responsiveness (All Ages)
- Fun Games (Minis), Rugby Games (Academy)
- Skill Execution (Minis / Academy)
- Technical Skill Focus (Academy)
Will the course content be the same for the same age group session options?
The camp focus and learning outcomes will be the same however there is a panel of coaches that will be rotated and the drills will be altered depending on duplicate sign-ups, feedback from the first session and coaches personal preferences.
Will there be contact rugby played?
There will be contact rugby played for the appropriate age groups (i.e. U9 and above) in accordance to current HKRU guidelines and social distancing measures.
Does my child need prior rugby playing experience or can I be new to the sport?
No. We welcome and encourage newcomer attendance.
Who are the coaches?
There are a range of IRB Level 1 2 & 3 coaches, Valley Premiership Teams players, Hong Kong international rugby players, and SCRC-checked coaches administering the course (across all age groups). At least 1 coach will be first aid trained, although most coaches received first-aid training recently. Below are key coaches and more will be added to this list shortly.
- Adam Rolston – Former HK International Scrumhalf, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked)
- Harry Sayers – HK International Wing, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked
- Ben Higgins – HK International Prop, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked
Are there boys and girls groups for all age groups and do they play together?
For Minis, yes. For Academy, no.
We would prefer that children remain in their appropriate age groups however if you have a specific request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does my child need to wear?
Valley Fort players are encouraged to wear Valley Fort kit however any sportswear is appropriate. Rubgy boots are advantageous but not necessary, however it is strongly recommended for both the Youth and Academy age groups.
Does my child need to wear a mask?
We encourage mask-wearing on your travel to camp, particularly if using public transport, but players will not be wearing masks while actively participating.
Does my child need an adult to stay with them?
No, however in the event your child needs specific toilet assistance it would be beneficial.
What does my child need to bring with them?
- Water Bottle
- Snacks (no nuts please!)
- Personal Items (e.g inhaler)
- Hand Sanitiser (although we will have plenty available!)
Where is the pitch?
The camp will be at our home pitch at Happy Valley Recreation Ground – Pitch 6. Click here for directions.
What Covid19 precautions is Valley Fort taking?
Valley Fort will maintain compliance with Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU), World & HK Government guidelines.
If Covid19 restrictions change and impact the ability of the summer camp to go ahead, will I be refunded?
Yes, we will refund you if the summer camps can no longer go ahead due to public safety in light of Covid19. We will do our best to notify you in the event of cancellations as soon as practically possible.
What weather conditions will affect the camp?
The camps will always be on unless a:
- Typhoon signal 3 or above is hoisted
- Red or black rain storm warning is in effect
- Thunderstorm warning is in effect
Will there be refunds for weather?
We offer proportional refunds for advanced cancellations only.
Will there be medical assistance available at the Academy?
At least 1 coach will be first aid trained at each camp, although most coaches received first-aid training recently.
Who can I contact in an emergency?
Minis Emergency Contact – Nick Carlsen (+852 5467 4405)
Youth Emergency – Becky Maltas (+852 5976 7714)
What happens in an emergency?
In case a child, having an emergency or injury,we will call the 999 Hotline or the Fire Services Communication Centre at 2735 3355 for emergency ambulance service.
Admin will have the emergency contact provided and make contact immediately.
If my child enjoys the camp and wishes to register as a player for Valley Fort, how do I do that?
You can use the Valley Fort website to register for the 2020/21 season – registration is open here.