Welcome to the U14 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2007 for the 2020/21 season.
The U14 Boys team is managed and led by parent coach Andy Tam alongside Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro Coaches Ruan DuPlooy and Nyasha Tarusenga. Click on the bio’s below to find out more about Andy, Ruan and Nyasha and how to contact them with any questions about the U14 program.
The U14 Boys team trains from September 2020 to April 2020 for the 2020/21 season. They predominantly train every Tuesday evening and Sunday morning at Happy Valley Recreation Ground #6 unless there is a match / tournament or it is a key holiday period. There are some ad hoc Thursday training and challenges also. You can find the detailed training and match / tournament schedules below but always check the Valley Fort App with the latest from your coaches.
For HKRU Premiership and Championship rules and guidelines for the U14 Boys League refer to the HKRU Boys Youth U14 League Rules.
The U14 Premiership and Championship fixtures and tables are managed by the HKRU. Always check their website for the latest results and league table positions.
I am Australian Chinese and I played my first game of rugby at outside centre for the U14s team at Oakhill College in Sydney, a couple of years before the Wallabies first won the World Cup in 1991. I have been involved in rugby since then. And those who have seen me on the sidelines know how passionate I am about coaching Valley Fort....and I’ve been doing it since my son Ethan was 4 years old! Both Ethan and my daughter Alexis (U11) are now proudly playing for Valley Fort.
We have a great bunch of boys, coaches and a proud parent group. Together, we have had a great deal of fun both in HK and on Tours (Malaysia, Japan, Singapore) and enjoyed great success along the way. This has included winning the Taipan end of season trophies, as well as the Cup & Shield in the U12s Richard Hawkes last season. More than that, the boys absolutely love playing together and reveling in the camaraderie that typifies the great Valley spirit.
So if you want to be a part of this great club playing the “Game they play in Heaven”, please get in contact with us.
Ruan is originally from South Africa and currently plays Scrum Half for Valley SocGen RFC. He has played for Hautapau RFC, Chiefs Development Team, Waikatu RU and the South China Tigers. Ruan has his World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.
Nyasha's bio coming soon!