Welcome to the U18 Boys team!
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 Medeiros. 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 programme.
The U18 Boys team trainings start on the 3rd September 2023 to April 2024 for the 2023/24 season. They train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (18:30 – 19:45) as well as Sunday mornings (11:00– 13:00) unless there is a match or it is a key holiday period.
The U18 Premiership and Championship fixtures and tables are managed by the Hong Kong China Rugby union. 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.