Welcome to the U14 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2008 for the 2021/22 season.
The U14 Boys team is led and coached by our Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro Coach Harry Sayers with communications and management led by parent team managers Janet Zomerman and Navesh Perumal. Click on the bio’s below to find out more about them and how to contact them with any questions about the U14 program.
The U14 Boys team trains from Tuesday 24th August 2021 to April 2020 for the 2021/22 season. They train according to the below schedule:
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.
Harry came to Societe Generale Valley RFC to play Wing from England where he played for Canterbury RFC and U20 England Counties. Since arriving here in 2018 Harry has been selected and played for the Hong Kong National team in both XV's and Sevens as well as the South China Tigers. Harry has a World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.
This is Janet's second year as a team manager and is also now supporting the U14 boys! Janet has been with Valley Fort for over 6 years with her son, Floris in the U14 age group and son Maurits in the U16 age group.
Rugby was a huge part of my youth in Australia where I played school and club league and union and formed many lifelong relationships. After many years of travel and work with my wife Janet and kids Samara and Jadon through Australia, the Middle east, Asia and the US rugby has been a part of our lives in some way or another. Janet encouraged (enrolled) me and I started coaching youth mini and youth rugby with my son Jadon at Centaurs Rugby Singapore from 2012 to 2017, where I managed a team of 12 coaches and groups of 60+ kids each year, coordinating training and programs with the other clubs in Singapore. The family relocated to Boston MA in 2017 where I found the Irish Wolfhounds and a team to coach. With a bit of luck, a heap of hard work I setup Centaurs Rugby ( a NFP club) for youth in 2018 where we found a space to offer rugby to 100 new kids through its program in the first year, making rugby accessible and fun was the goal. In 2019 I took on a managing role for the MYRO (Mass youth rugby organisation) coordinating, growing and building momentum for the youth structure before our arrival in Hong Kong mid 2020. I feel blessed my son Jadon chose Valley and in the past year have seen outstanding management, coaching, supportive parents and dedicated kids all enjoying the game with the culture and values I have come to expect in Rugby. I love what rugby teaches and blessed to have been a part of so many lives. I am thankful for the opportunity and excited to be a part of the team and to support the kids, coaches, management and community. Simon has definitely left a legacy and something to aspire to.