SG Women’s Fast Fifteens Rugby 2020
Rugby is returning throughout the Asia region and with the Hong Kong rugby union seasons commencing in November 2020, a pre-season tournament called the SG Women’s Fast Fifteens Rugby will take place on the 31st October 2020 at Kings Park.
What is the SG Women’s Fast Fifteens Rugby
Seven women’s rugby teams will compete in two pools following two showcase matches featuring the Valley Fort under-12 and under-14 girls teams that kick off at 1 pm and 1:30 pm respectively.
Teams will play in the regular fifteen-aside format but games will only be two halves of fifteen minutes (with a two-minute half-time break) – hence the name, Fast Fifteens say the organisers. Unlimited substitutions will be allowed to allow coaches to ensure game time for all players.
The event is closed to spectators but will be live-streamed on the Valley RFC Facebook page from start to finish.
The Valley RFC website says “the tournament is a resurrected version of the Valley Fifteens tournament which operated in the late 1990s and into the early 2000s. Club founder Jamie Scott was a part of the organising committee 20 years ago and is excited about the event rolling around and featuring the women’s teams of Hong Kong.”
The Hong Kong men’s and women’s Premierships and leagues set to kick off on Saturday 7th of November 2020.
- Date: Saturday 31st October 2020
- Venue: Kings Park, Hong Kong
The role of sport in women’s empowerment – Webinar
Before the tournament on Saturday, which also features a hockey tournament, a webinar has been arranged with some special guests on Thursday 29th October 2020. The online session will “explore with sports advocates how sport can boost one’s self-confidence and wellbeing and ultimately tackle gender inequality, both on professional and personal levels”.
- Ada Tsang: The first HK woman to climb Everest.
- Gaëlle Olivier: The CEO of SG Asia Pacific, a long-distance runner and a mum.
- Kim Boreham: A lawyer, a former Valley chairwoman & HKRU board member, a Hong Kong rugby player and a mum.
- Date: Thursday 29 October
- Time: 12pm CST/HKT/SGT
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