# Welcome to U16 Boys!

Welcome to the U16 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2006 – 2007 for the 2021/22 season.

The U19 Boys team is led and coached by our Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro Coaches Ben ‘Higgy’ Higgins and Ruan Du Plooy. The team management and communications are led by parent team managers Janet Zomerman and Shirlie Wong. Click on the bio’s below to find out more about them and how to contact them with any questions about the U16 program.

The U16 Boys team trains from Tuesday 24th August 2021 to April 2020 for the 2021/22 season. They train according to the below schedule:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Happy Valley Recreation Ground #6.
  • Sunday mornings at Happy Valley Recreation Ground #6 unless there is a match or it is a key holiday period. The Sunday timings may vary so please check the schedule below or for more accurate information always consult the Valley Fort App or your Head Coach.

For HKRU Premiership and Championship rules and guidelines for the U16 Boys League refer to the HKRU Boys Youth U16 League Rules.

# TRAINING SCHEDULE
# Match Schedule
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U16 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
Valley Fort
21 - 14
Hong Kong Football Club
Sunday 29th November, KO 3:50pm at HKU Stanley Ho Sports Ground
U16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Hong Kong Football Club
WALKOVER GIVEN
Valley Fort
Sunday 29th November, KO 5:20pm at HKU Stanley Ho Sports Ground
U16 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
USRC Tigers
0 - 50
Valley Fort
Sunday 22nd November, KO 10:30am at Kings Park Sports Ground Pitch 1
U16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Valley Fort
WALKOVER GIVEN
Sai Kung Stingrays
Sunday 22nd November, KO 12:00pm at Kings Park Sports Ground Pitch 1
U16 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
Valley Fort
12 - 20
DB Pirates / Flying Kukris
Sunday 15th November, KO 3:20pm at Happy Valley Recreation Ground Pitch #6
PREMIERSHIP: Valley Fort vs HKU Sandy Bay
Valley Fort
7 - 82
HKU sandy Bay
Sunday 8th November, 2:20pm at HKU Stanley Ho Sports Centre
PREMIERSHIP: Sai Kung Stingrays vs Valley Fort
Sai Kung Stingrays
26 - 10
Valley Fort
Sunday 1st November ,10:30am at Kings Park Sports Ground
CHAMPIONSHIP: Kowloon Lions vs Valley Fort
Kowloon Lions
5 - 22
Valley Fort
Sunday 1st November ,12:10pm at Kings Park Sports Ground
# HKRU league tables

The U16 Premiership and Championship fixtures and tables are managed by the HKRU. Always check their website for the latest results and league table positions.

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# Coaches
Ben 'Higgy' HIGGINS
Ben 'Higgy' HIGGINS U16 Pro Coach

Ben grew up in Hong Kong and headed over to the United Kingdom where he attended and represented Exeter University at rugby. He then returned to Hong Kong and plays Prop for Soc Gen Valley RFC. Ben represents Hong Kong in XV's as well plays for the South China Tigers. Ben has a World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.

Ruan Du PLOOY
Ruan Du PLOOY U16 Back's Pro Coach

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.

Janet ZOMERMAN
Janet ZOMERMAN U16 Boys Team Manager

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.

Shirley WONG
Shirley WONG U16 Boys Team Manager

Being a sporty person and a mum of 2 boys, I was pretty much saying "yes" to any sports they were interested in trying when they were young! Then I found out that their friend was doing rugby in Stanley so I thought, Why Not? When they first started, it was more like a Sunday hangout place where all kids got together to have a workout and parents gather over coffee and chat! Every year that went by, our love for rugby grew. The Father coaches and the Valley spirit were so strong that all kids actually felt that they BELONG, that they are part of a Team! It's amazing how even us too, as parents feel that we belong! , Valley Fort is simply an amazing club which provides rugby training to all kids of different levels. It is not just the rugby skills that they teach, they actually taught my boys how to win and not brag, how to lose and return much stronger and simply HOW to be a good sportsman! To this, I will always be grateful to Valley Fort!