24 Dec 2018

There was an early Christmas present for the Hong Kong rugby community last Friday, when it was revealed that the re-zoning application for the HKRU’s Community Sports Ground in Tin Shui Wai had been withdrawn, prior to the Town Planning meeting.

“This is obviously fantastic news,” said HKRU CEO Robbie McRobbie, “and we’d like to thank everyone here in Hong Kong and indeed around the world who wrote submissions to save the pitch, or showed their support in many other ways.  We said all along that we strongly believe that sport plays an important role in society, and you only need to look at what the Eagles, Pandas and Operation Breakthrough rugby clubs have achieved in Tin Shui Wai to understand what an impact the loss of that pitch would be.  We look forward to many more years of working with our friends and partners in Yuen Long District to help make a positive impact on the lives of our young people, and help them realize their potential, on and off the pitch.”


The HKRU would like to wish all members of the rugby community a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas!