HKSI Elite Rugby Sevens

The Rugby Sevens programme has been an Elite Sport (Tier A) at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) since August 2013. The HKSI is the government's agent responsible for providing a high quality training environment and support services for high performance athletes with the aim of grooming athletes to achieve good results at international sporting events.

Under the HKSAR Government's Elite Vote Support Scheme (EVSS), achievements of both senior and junior athletes at major international competitions are used as the selection criterion to identify high performance sports to be supported by the HKSI for a period of four years. A review is conducted every two years which is aligned with the Asian Games and Olympic Games cycles, to provide stable support for sports within the four-year support cycle.

Currently there are 54 athletes under the Sports Scholarship Scheme and 3 Potential athletes:

15 Full-time Senior Women athletes

5 Part Time Senior Women athletes

16 Full-time Senior Men athletes

3 Part Time Senior Men athletes

2 Full-time Junior Men athletes

13 Part Time Junior Men athletes

3 Potential Women Athletes

A full time player will be engaged with 25 hours of rugby a week and a part time player is 15 hours. A potential athlete can able to use the facilities provided at the HKSI but no grant is received until he/she attends an international tournament and meets the entrance requirements under the Sports Scholarships Scheme. The backbone of the HKSI’s Elite Sports programme is the Sports Scholarship Scheme, which provides a comprehensive support system for high performance athletes searching for international success. During their time with the HKSI, athletes will develop the skills and physical qualities to excel at their sport, and also build the self-esteem, leadership talents, cooperation and teamwork that will not only add to their sporting capabilities, but also help them to excel in life and society, in their post-athletic life. The athletes have access to Financial Support, Lifestyle Support and Physical Development, Elite Training Science and Technology Support, Elite Training Programme and Dual Career Development. More information can be found at http://www.hksi.org.hk/support-to-athletes/sports-scholarship-scheme

Management & Coaching Staff

Martin Kibble

Team Manger

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Paul John

Head Coach

Jevon Groves

Elite Mens Sevens Coach

Wong Tsz Kit

Strength and Conditioning Coach, HKSI

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James Rees

Physiotherapist, HKRU

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