Welcome to the U18 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2005 – 2006 for the 2021/22 season. Boys born in 2004 may also play but will require dispensation from the Union.
The U18 Boys team is coached by our Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro Coach Luke Van Der Smith! The team management and communications are led by parent Team Manager Steve Mederios. Click on the coach and manager bio’s below to find out more about them and how to contact them with any questions about the U18 program.
The U18 Boys team trains from Tuesday 29th August 2022 to April 2023 for the 2022/23 season. They train according to the below schedule:
For HKRU Premiership and Championship rules and guidelines for the U19/18 Boys League refer to the HKRU Youth U19 League Rules.
The U19 Premiership and Championship fixtures and tables are managed by the HKRU. Always check their website for the latest results and league table positions.
Steve has been a resident in HK for 17 years and a member of the Valley Fort Rugby Club for 6 years with two boys, with one now remaining in the U18 age group. He brings a multisport background at the collegiate level from the United States and a passion for developing a teaming culture of players, coaches, and parents.
Luke is both Namibian and South African! He has played professionally in South Africa and now plays loose forward for Societe Generale Valley RFC and has represented Hong Kong in XV’s. A damaging back row player Luke will be involved with the Hong Kong Teams quest for a World Cup place in France next year. Luke has his Level 1 Rugby Coaching Accreditations.