Welcome to the U5 Boys and Girls team! All players eligible for this age group should be born in 2017 for the 2021/22 season. We also accepting those with 2018 birthdays in the early part of the year (you will need to email us directly to register for a player with a 2018 year of birth).
Our U5 Interim Head Coach is Paul Brodie (also U6 Head Coach) until we announce our long term plans. He will be well supported by a core group of parent volunteers. See below for Paul’s details and how to contact him with any questions about the U5 programme.
The U5 team trains from Sunday 5th September 2021 to April 2022 for the 2021/22 season. 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. Your head coach will have details of the bus schedule.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us.
The spirit of rugby is like no other at Valley Fort! I have been a part of this fantastic community since 2017 when I started as a parent coach with my eldest child’s team. Now our whole family of five dons the red and black jersey each Sunday morning!
Last season, despite its unique challenges, was my favourite by far. Coaching the U5s players and parent coaches and seeing them develop in their first year of Rugby gave me immense pride. This year the U6s will continue that journey to Have Fun, Have a Go and experience the true Valley spirit.
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.