# Welcome to U18 Boys!

Welcome to the U18 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2004 – 2005 for the 2021/22 season. Boys born in 2003 may also play but will require dispensation from the Union.

The U18 Boys team is coached by our Societe Generale Valley RFC Pro’s Mitch Purvis and Sion Bennett. The team management and communications are led by parent team managers George Von Burg and 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 U19 program.

The U18 Boys team trains from Tuesday 24th August 2021 to April 2022 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 U19/18 Boys League refer to the HKRU Youth U19 League Rules.

# TRAINING SCHEDULE
# Match schedule
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U19 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
Sai Kung Stingrays
Valley Fort
Sunday 29th November, KO 1:50pm at Tin Shui Wai Community Ground
U18 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
THT Lions
Valley Fort
Sunday 29th November, KO 3:30pm at Tin Shui Wai Community Ground
U19 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
USRC Tigers
61 - 15
Valley Fort
Sunday 22nd November, KO 1:00pm at Tin Shui Wai Community Ground
U18 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
USRC Tigers
50 - 29
Valley Fort
Sunday 22nd November, KO 2:50pm at Tin Shui Wai Community Ground
U19 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
Hong Kong Football Club
29 - 15
Valley Fort
Sunday 15th November, KO 11:40am at Hong Kong Football Club
U18 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Hong Kong Football Club
29 - 24
Valley Fort
Sunday 15th November, KO 1:40pm at Happy Valley Recreation Ground #6
U19 BOYS PREMIERSHIP
Sai Kung Stingrays
22 - 0
Valley Fort
Sunday 8th November, 10:20am at Kings Park Sports Ground
U18 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
THT Lions
71 - 0
Valley Fort
Sunday 8th November, 12:00pm at Kings Park Sports Ground
# HKRU league tables

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.

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# Coaches
Sion BENNETT
Sion BENNETT U19 Valley RFC Pro Coach

Sion is originally from Wales. He has played for the Wales Sevens team, Cardiff Blues, Northampton Saints and the Llaneli Scarlets prior to joining Societe Generale Valley RFC as Loose Forward. Sion has his World Rugby Level 1 coaching qualifications and is now working towards Level 2. He also has his Level 3 personal training qualifications.

Mitch PURVIS
Mitch PURVIS U19 Valley RFC Pro Coach

More details on Mitch coming soon!

George VON BURG
George VON BURG U19 Parent Team Manager

George describes himself as a 'long retired enthusiastic rugby player'! He has been involved in coaching Valley Fort teams for over 111 years since his eldest son joined in the U6s. George then became head coach for 4 seasons as well as refereeing throughout the minis contact age groups. He is now honoured to be the manager of our fantastic U18 squad. ‘The Valley Fort family has been a pleasure to be a part of both with our achievements on the pitch and our ethos of fair and inclusive play’.

Steve MEDERIOS
Steve MEDERIOS U19 Parent Team Manager

Steve has been a resident in HK for 16 years and a member of the Valley Fort Rugby Club for 5 years with two boys, both now playing in the U19 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.