Welcome to the U12 Girls team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in either 2010 or 2011 for the 2021/22 season.
The U12 Girls team is a combined U11/U12 Girls age group managed and led by parent coaches Ashlee Schroth and Darryl Mckeown who covers all aspects from coaching to communication and administration. The core rugby coaching and skill development is run by Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro Coach KK! Click on their bio’s below to find out more about the coaching team and how to contact them with any questions about the U12 program!
The U12 Girls team trains from Sunday 5th September 2021 to April 2022 for the 2021/22 season. They train every Sunday morning at Happy Valley Recreation Ground Pitch #6 unless the Kim Lam Cup tournament is on (the competition girls play in at U12), joint training with another club has been arranged or it is a key holiday period. Times vary slightly on a weekly basis so please consult the Valley Fort App or your Head Coach for latest timings.
My rugby journey began when a family we knew here in Hong Kong recommended we go a check out a rugby club called Valley Fort. One Sunday morning we rocked up to Stanley Fort to go have a look for ourselves. Since that first day my family and I has been addicted to the sport of rugby. Valley Fort welcomed us all with open arms into their rugby community while not having any prior knowledge about this sport. We have dedicated many of our Sunday mornings since my son began in the U6’s who is now the age of 14. To this day rugby is by far my favorite sport to spectate and when possible play-touch rugby. The level of inclusiveness presented by Valley Fort continues to evolve each year we grow with the club. I am truly thankful to have been a part of this club for the last ten years. Over the years I have assisted with kit, social committee, social media, and coaching. My main focus has been coaching the girls and have done so since the U8’s. Currently this season, I am a co-head coach along with Darryl of the U12G’s. Along with this role for the coming season I will float among the younger age groups in the hopes to connect new families to better support kids giving rugby a go. Grateful to have this opportunity to be a part of the Valley Fort family-a rugby bond that will last forever.
I have been a part of Valley Fort Mini Rugby since 2016 when my son and daughter started in u5’s & u6’s. My daughter Kayla has continued through the age groups and will be playing U12’s this year. The first few years I helped out as a parent coach and got hit with the Head coach duties of U10G’s girls in 2020 - what a a crazy/difficult year that was, but was so pleasing to see all the training deliver results with individual growth and outstanding team performances in inter-club challenges through early 2021. This year I am combining with Ashlee to coach U12 Girls, looking forward to a great competitive season ahead !. Valley is an amazing club & community - please come along and join in the fun!
KK's bio will be updated soon!