# Welcome to U8!

Welcome to the U8 Boys and Girls team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2012.

The U8 team is led by parent head coach Nick Carlsen who covers all aspects from coaching to communication and administration. He is well supported by a core group of parent volunteer coaches. Click on Nick’s bio below to find out more about him!

The U8 team trains from September 2019 to April 2020 for the 2019/20 season. They typically train every Sunday morning at HKIS in Tai Tam 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 but always check the Valley Fort App for the latest updates from your coaches.

# Training schedule
# Festival schedule
Tai Po Festival
Sunday 19 January 2020 at King's Park Sports Ground
Valley Fort Festival
Sunday 23 February 2020 at HKU Stanley Ho Sports Ground
Hong Kong Football Club Festival
Sunday 22 March 2020 at Hong Kong Football Club
There are no past matches
# Coaches
Nick CARLSEN
Nick CARLSEN U8 Head Coach

After an international career was frustratingly stolen from me by a lack of pace, skill and fragile shoulders, I’ve converted my love of playing into a love of coaching our great game. I try to bring the spirit of rugby and it’s community to our sessions, festivals and to tour. 2019/2020 will be my fourth as a Valley Fort coach, and third as Head Coach. We welcome all players, from all backgrounds and all experience levels, and make them feel a part of the team.