Get out and have some fun whilst practicing your rugby skills with our Spring Minis Camps and Youth Programmes run by the best Pro players and coaches in Hong Kong from Societe Generale Valley RFC! These are open to ALL current Valley Fort players AND non Valley Fort members.
Registration for Valley Fort Members is open NOW via the App or by clicking here.
Registration for NON Valley Fort Members is open NOW by clicking here.
***Scroll down for more details on the programme, registration and FAQ’s**
We are pleased to be able to welcome all current Valley Fort players AND non Valley Fort members to join these camps. If there is a waiting list however, priority will be given to current Valley Fort players.
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 and camp).
Valley Fort players who prefer to use the web instead of the App can also register using the process below.
NON VALLEY FORT PLAYER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please use the Valley Fort Registration Form to register.
***FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS***
What is the focus of the U5 – U12 Minis Development Camps?
The VF Minis development camps will have a real focus on learning through games and fun with specialised skill sessions along the way. The emphasis of the camp will be on developing core rugby skills, along with promoting key fundamentals such as hand-eye coordination, communication, teamwork and problem-solving. There will be a wellness day on Wednesday where we will step away from the pitch and instead have a multi sports beach day at Repulse Bay.
What is the focus of the U13 – U16 Youth Development Programmes
Our Youth development programmes have a bigger emphasis on the development of skills and preparing our young athletes for the future of rugby. This will give the players a broader understanding of perhaps what it takes to make it to the next level. Programmed strength and conditioning sessions will be explained and the importance of fitness components such as speed, power and agility. The main chunk of our sessions will focus on core rugby skills, exploring themes and principles of rugby such as attack and defence, along with Players undergoing clinics for position-specific skills such as kicking, passing and setpiece. Wednesday will involve a wellness day also at Repulse Bay, with a multi sport element and a rest and recovery theme. Yoga instructors and fun all included.
Will the course content be the same for the same age group session options?
The 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, World Cup winners 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 – Scrumhalf, Hong Kong National XVs, VIIs, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked, Level 2 World Rugby & Qualified Teacher
- Justine Lavea – Loose Forward, Black Ferns XVs, VIIs, Manusina VIIs, Barbarian Women’s International Club, World XVs International, Valley Prems, Level 2 Developing Rugby World Rugby, Level 2 Coach Educator World Rugby, Level 1 Developing Rugby foundation NZR, Diploma Sport and Recreation
- Harry Sayers – Wing, Hong Kong National XVs VIIs, South China Tigers, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked, Level 2 World Rugby, Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Ben Higgins – Prop, Hong Kong National XVs, South China Tigers, Valley Prems, SCRC-checked, Level 2 World Rugby, Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach, Coaching and Sports Science Degree
Are there boys and girls groups for all age groups and do they play together?
For Minis, yes. For Youth, 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, unless your child needs specific assistance taking them to and from the toilet at Happy Valley Pitch (e.g the younger age groups).
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 COVID-19 precautions is Valley Fort taking?
Valley Fort maintain compliance with HKRU, World Rugby and Hong Kong Government guidelines and are outlined here.
In addition, and for clarity, current social distancing rules dictate the following:
- Players On Pitch – Maximum of 33 on pitch OR groups of 4, 1.5 m apart. Masks do not need to be worn whilst actively participating.
- Coaches On Pitch – Ensure players are adhering to rules and a mask must be worn.
- Spectators Off Pitch – Must remain BEHIND the barriers, groups of 4 or 1.5 m apart, wear a mask.
If COVID-19 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 COVID-19. 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 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?
To be announced shortly!
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 next season, how do I do that?
You can use the Valley Fort website to register for the 2021/22 season – registration will open 1st July!