# Welcome to U8!

Welcome to the U8 Boys and Girls team!

Our U8 Head Coach is Robin Harris. Robin will manage the U8 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 U8 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
# Coaches
Robin Harris
Robin Harris U8 Head Coach

My wife Alex and I have two children at Valley Fort. Freddie who plays in the U12 team and my daughter, Ella, who is in U8's this year. I am responsible for the strategy and management of the Asian operations of Capricorn Capital, specifically its Private Equity activities. I also am the Treasurer of Valley Fort and member of the Valley Fort Executive Committee responsible for managing the outsourced corporate services function.

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.