It was great to see all our teams return to the pitch last weekend. Again, the Valley Fort teams performed extremely well against strong opposition and, in many cases, were victorious in close fought affairs.

The Valley Fort teams have a determination and resilience to the physicality of the game. As the skill levels improve, we will become more complete in their performances.

The U18 and U16 Boys were successful in both Prems and Champ fixtures with all games  being nail biters! Either scoring at the death or hanging on until the final whistle was the order of the day for these teams and they all continue the season towards the very top of their respective points tables.

While the U16 girls were on a bye week, the U14 Girls had a great win. The fixture, however, was marred by a number of injuries which eventually shortened the game. This resulted in a very disjointed performance as the girls couldn’t get any momentum due to the stoppages.

In the younger boys age groups the U14’s battled hard against the formidable HKFC. They never gave up whilst displaying continued improvement and team unity. Finally, it was great to see the U13 boys return to the form we know they are capable of. Consistency is the key as we head to the latter part of the season.

It is hard to believe we are four weeks from the Christmas break so the XVs season is building to a conclusion for most of the age groups. We will  transition into 10s and 7s from the middle of January 2022.

The club would also like to wish those players within our community who have suffered injuries a speedy recovery. Rugby is by its very nature a collision sport and despite the excellent coaching in technique the Valley Fort players receive injuries can and will occur from time to time. We are fortunate that First Aid assistance is a priority at Valley Fort and a designated medical official is on hand at all of our fixtures and training sessions.

Have a great weekend.

Yours in Rugby,