Welcome to the U11 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2009.
The U11 Boys team is managed and led by parent coach Allan Finnerty. Rugby coaching and skill development is run by our Valley SocGen RFC professional player, Carl Marks. They are both well supported by a core group of parent volunteer coaches. Click on the coaches bio’s below to find out more about Allan and Carl!
The U11 Boys team trains from September 2019 to April 2020 for the 2019/20 season. Theytypically train every Sunday morning at Aberdeen Sports Ground on the Southside unless there is a Minis Rugby Festival or it is a key holiday period. You can find the detailed training and Minis Rugby Festival schedules below.
Allan has coached with Valley Fort for the past three years and has boys playing in the U11 and U12 age groups this season. Having played for clubs and university in the cold and wet West of Ireland, Allan’s love for the game was rekindled by the enthusiasm and support of the Valley Fort community and the parent and pro-coaches that train the kids each week. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Allan tries his hand at refereeing and has completed HKRU First Aid in Sports courses.
Carl is originally from South Africa and plays Loose Forward / Back Row for SocGen Valley RFC. He is very experienced rugby player having played for Sharks Schools U18's, Sharks U19s and U21s, Sharks XV's and Durban Collegians before joining Valley. Carl has his IRB Rugby Level 1,2 and 3 coaching qualifications as well as his World Rugby Level 1 qualification.