Welcome to the U9 Boys team! All players eligible for this age group should have been born in 2014 for the 2022/23 season.
The U9 Boys team is led by parent Head Coach Tim Pottle who covers all aspects from coaching to communication and administration. The core rugby coaching and skill development is run by our Societe Generale Valley RFC professional players Adam Rolston, Sheldon Coffin and Andrew Bridle! Click on their bio’s below to find out more about our coaches and how to contact them with any questions about the U9 program!
The U9 Boys team trains from Sunday 4th September 2022 to April 2022 for the 2022/23 season. They typically train every Sunday morning at Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground, from 8:00am – 9:30am, 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.
I've been part of VFRC since 2018, when my son started with the U5s. I stepped into the head coach role at the for the U7s age group!
I'm from the UK, and while my rugby-playing finished at U14 level, I continued to play, manage and coach teams across a number of sports, including hockey, American Football, and since living in Hong Kong, dragonboat! We have a fierce rugby rivalry in our family, as my wife comes from New Zealand, but we usually manage to keep things civil when big games are on. I've loved watching our group of players develop from their U5 days, and I'm looking forward to helping to guide them through this formative U9 contact season. While I aim to have structured training sessions, designed to bring out the best in our young players, and our coaches, our first rule of rugby remains "have fun". Encouraging young players from different backgrounds and abilities will hopefully allow them to develop sporting skills and habits that will carry them far into a fit and healthy future.
Adam is from both Northern Ireland and Hong Kong! He plays scrum half for SocGen Valley RFC and has represented Hong Kong in both Sevens and XV's. Adam has his World Rugby Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.
Sheldon is from New Zealand and has been playing and coaching for Valley RFC since 2014. After doing a stint in the UK, Sheldon then came to Hong Kong to play and coach. He’s keen to give back to both the club and the game which has offered him so much throughout his career. Sheldon has his level 1 in 15’s and 7’s, level 2 and is currently completing the level 3 World Rugby Accreditation.
Bio coming soon!