Welcome to the U5 Boys and Girls team! All players eligible for this age group should be born in 2018 for the 2022/23 season. We also accepting those with 2019 birthdays in the early part of the year (you will need to email us directly to register for a player with a 2019 year of birth).
Our U5 interim Head Coach is Mike Iannini and Team Manager is Rene Elliot (also responsible for the U6’s) until we announce our long term plans. They are well supported by a core group of parent volunteers. See below for their details and how to contact them with any questions about the U5 programme.
The U5 team trains from Sunday 4th September 2022 to April 2023 for the 2022/23 season. Typically, they train every Sunday morning at Hong Kong International School, from 8am – 9:30am, unless there is a Minis Rugby Festival or it is a key holiday period. Buses also run along the Southside on a Sunday morning to take players and parents there and back. Buses also run along the Southside on a Sunday morning to take players and parents there and back. You can find the bus schedule here.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us.
Ensuring our children were part of something bigger than just the normal sporting activities in Hong Kong is what attracted my family to Valley Fort. For our children to truly benefit from sport, they need to be in an immersive environment, which Valley Fort provides amply for. Building and sustaining this immersive environment, though, takes a lot of work and sacrifice from parents. I am proud to be the U5 coach because I appreciate all of the sacrifice that many of our parents make to turn up on a Sunday, especially those that need to travel to 3 different fields. To get that level of commitment from a parent, in addition to the social events and other activities that they contribute to and participate in, takes a very special community, one that I am very honoured to contribute to.
As a South African, Rugby is ingrained in our culture. When we came to Hong Kong we mistakenly trialed with Valley Fort and stayed because we loved the community. I am proud and excited to step up as U6s Team Manager and contribute towards building and sustaining the community of the sport we love so dearly.