09th Nov 2023

The Hong Kong China Rugby (HKCR) is thrilled to announce the kick-off of its second-year partnership with Hysan Development Company Limited (Hysan), a leading property investment, management and development company. This collaboration marks the second year of a joint initiative that provides support and expands the engagement opportunities across the youth rugby sector in Hong Kong, contributing to the youth development through sports.


Hysan District Primary School Touch Rugby Tournament

To provide more competition opportunities for primary schools and foster cross-district engagement, this season sees the launch of the "Hysan District Primary School Touch Rugby Tournament." This initiative, through the non-contact version of the goal, and more year-round organized competitions, aims to promote sportsmanship among primary school students across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The objective is to have more Primary Schools take part in the annual Hong Kong School Sports Federation competition. The tournament will be conducted in three phases, with phase one involving near 20 schools and kicking off in November.


"Hysan has maintained a deep-rooted commitment to sustainability and has actively fostered wellness and community-building through a diverse range of programmes and activities. Over the years, we have played an active role in supporting sports initiatives, including our sponsorship of the city's prestigious Hong Kong Sevens event. Hysan takes great pride in contributing to the promotion of this global sport not only within our Lee Gardens Community but also expanding to primary schools across Hong Kong starting from this year. This move in engaging teenagers at the district level underscores our strong desire to nurture the values of teamwork and sportsmanship from an early age. We eagerly anticipate a fruitful collaboration with the HKCR, and we look forward to seeing the next phase of growth and development of rugby sport in Hong Kong," said Ricky Lui, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Hysan.


Hysan Youth Rugby Championship

Youth rugby plays a vital role in bridging the gap between mini rugby and the senior game, making it an utmost priority for building, engaging, and retaining a competitive player base within Hong Kong. This year, 43 boys’ and girls’ teams will return to the Hysan Youth Rugby Championship, bringing together hundreds of young players aged 12 to 17 from various local community clubs to participate in a 10-week competition.


Hysan U14 Development Camp

With a growing interest in women's and girls' rugby in Hong Kong, the Hysan U14 Development Camp 2023 will include a dedicated skill development section for the U14 girls’ group. The camp is designed to provide both boys and girls with focused skill development, keeping young athletes in great condition and equipping them with fundamental and position-specific skills. During the three-day camp, participants will be engaging in a variety of drills aimed at improving their conditioning, technical abilities, tactical skills, and collective play, with the goal to better prepare them for seasons to come.


Hysan HKCR Academy


The Hysan HKCR Academy offers a comprehensive training programme consisting of three active training blocks for players in the U16 and U19 age groups. The programme is designed to provide athletes with exposure to performance environments and focuses on the development of three key areas: Physical Attributes, Rugby Skills, and Psychological Development. The goal is to identify, engage and nurture talented players based in Hong Kong. This performance environment allows young athletes to excel during the season and beyond.


“We truly appreciate Hysan's continuous support, and we are excited about the extension of the District Primary School engagement and with the inclusion of the Hysan HKCR Academy. It encompasses the entire pathway support for our youth, starting from schools to the top end of the game,” says Rocky Chow, Chief Community Officer of HKCR. “We understand the power and impact sport has for the young, and it is important to engage and nurture right from the early stages. With the support of Hysan, we aim to create a strong foundation and a clear progression route for aspiring athletes within our rugby community.”


The Hysan HKCR Academy will provide athletes with the opportunity to develop both on-field and off-field, constituting a great pathway of support for becoming the next Hong Kong China representative rugby players.


Make sure you keep up to date with fixtures and results for the Hysan Youth Rugby Championship here.
Boys' fixtures and results
Girls' fixtures and results