Welcome to the U12 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2008.
The U12 Boys team is managed and led by parent coaches Simon Anam and Philip Lynch. Rugby coaching and skill development is run by our Valley SocGen RFC professional players / coaches, Adam Rolston and Sion Bennett. They are all well supported by a core group of parent volunteer coaches. Click on the coaches bio’s below to find out more about them all!
The U12 Boys team trains from September 2019 to April 2020 for the 2019/20 season. They typically train every Sunday morning at Happy Valley Recreation Ground in Happy Valley 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.
Simon and his family have been with Valley Fort since coming to Hong Kong in 2009. They have 3 boys, currently in the U9, U12 and U14 age groups. Simon has been a head coach since 2011, and became Chairman in July 2019. To quote Simon 'Valley Fort is a unique club and a wonderful experience for children and their parents, both on and off the field. We love every minute of it!'
Philip has coached at Valley Fort for the past eight years and has four boys playing for the club from U7 to U14. Originally from Scotland he went to the US for University, where he is still involved with the Yale Rugby Club, and has spent the past 20 years in Hong Kong. He brings a fierce passion for quality rugby, fair play and inclusivity. Philip founded and runs a direct investment business focusing on financial services and also sits on the Valley Fort RFC Executive Committee.
Adam is from both Northern Ireland and Hong Kong! He plays scrum half for SocGen Valley RFC and has represented Hong Kong in both Sevens and XV's. Adam has his World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.
Sion (Shaun) is originally from New Zealand. He has played for the Wales Sevens team, Cardiff Blues, Northampton Saints and the Llaneli Scarlets prior to joining SocGen Valley RFC as Loose Forward. Sion has his World Rugby Level 1 coaching qualifications and is now working towards Level 2. He also has his Level 3 personal training qualifications.