# Welcome to U7!

Welcome to the U7 Boys and Girls team!

Our U7 Head Coach is Michael Iannini. Mike will manage the U7 age group and is well supported by a core group of parent volunteers, our Pro Coach Leader for the Minis Section and our club wide Director of Rugby.

The U7 team trains from Sunday 3rd September 2023 to April 2024 for the 2023/24 season. Typically, they train every Sunday morning at Happy Valley Sports Ground from 08:00 – 09:30 unless there is a Minis Rugby Festival or it is a key holiday period.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email us.

Training schedule
Festival schedule
  • Oct 29 – USRC Tigerfest (KP)
  • Nov 19 – HKU Sandy Bay Festival (Sandy Bay)
  • Dec 3 & 10 – FK Festival(s) (EduHK)
  • Jan 21 – TP Festival (likely EdUHK)
  • Mar 3 – Valley Fort Festival (KP)
  • March 24 – HKFC Festival (HKFC/HV)
There are no upcoming matches
There are no future matches
There are no past matches
Michael IANNINI U7 Parent Head Coach

Mike has lived in Hong Kong for 11 years with his wife and two kids, all passionate Valley volunteers and players. Mike is a former educator who lives team sports and instilling team spirit in kids.

Ada ZHANG U7 Team Manager

Ada is mum to a 6-year-old-boy. After having lived and worked in various cities in the UK and China, our family moved to Hong Kong in July 2021 when my son promptly joined Valley For that autumn. I am pleased to be helping as the Team Manager.

Henry SHIELL Pro Coach Leader, Minis Section

Henry is from Brighton in England and is coming into his second year at both Valley RFC and Valley Fort RFC. After a stint in Australia playing rugby and a few years back in the UK, Henry moved over to Hong Kong to play. He worked with the contact minis last year and is back again this year taking on a new role as Pro Coach Lead for the Non-Contact Minis as well as coaching the combined U13/U14 Boys squad. He is very excited to be working again with Valley Fort this season and is looking forward to contributing as much as possible in all his roles with the club this season. Henry is on track to be World Rugby Level 2 Qualified by this autumn.