HK Scottish RFC mixed tag rugby tournament
Hong Kong rugby club, HK Scottish RFC, is hosting a mixed tag rugby tournament on Saturday 15th August 2020 at King’s Park. The tag rugby tournament aims to raise funds for the KELY Support Group and has a social and competitive category.
On the HK Scottish RFC FB page, they said of the tag rugby tournament “With social and competitive entry levels, you don’t need to be a rugby player to take part – just able to run (a little bit) and be good for a laugh.”
What is Tag Rugby?
Tag Rugby is loosely based on Rugby League but has minimal contact. All players wear shorts with velcro patches with two tags attached to them. Each team has seven players and each team has six tags to try and score a try (similar to touch rugby).
The ITF Tag Rugby World Cup 2021 is due to be held in Ireland in 2021.
Details for HK Scottish mixed tag rugby tournament
You can find more info on the FB event page:
- Teams of 12 players (max)
- Age 16 yrs +
- 7 players on the pitch at all times
- Minimum of 3 female players on the pitch at any time
- Unlimited rolling subs
- Entry is HK $1200 per team or $100 per individual
Social Tag Tournament
The social elements are for anyone new to the game of rugby and/or the more “seasoned” sportspeople wanting a slower-paced game.
Competitive Tag Tournament
This is aimed for the rugby players and more-competitive types.
It’s unclear yet when the HK Rugby season will get going but there are plans for is to be up and running by September 2020 we have heard.
KELY Support Group
KELY Support Group is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organisation that helps and empowers young people aged 14-24 to develop the skills, knowledge and opportunities to support themselves and each other. They do this through a range of programmes focusing on three core areas: Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, and Positive Youth Development.
- Date: Saturday 15th August 2020
- Venue: King’s Park, Hong Kong
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