At the age of 4, girls can join one of Hong Kong's 18 mini rugby clubs. Here they will be introduced to the sport in a safe, fun and structured environment which takes them through an age grade pathway from modified touch rugby to the contact form of the game by the time they reach the U9 level. Initially boys and girls play in mixed teams, but from the U10 age group, there is the option to play in an all-girls team at the Mini Rugby Festivals.
Upon reaching the age of 12, the girls graduate to junior rugby, which is divided into U14, U16 and U19. The season lasts from September to April and games are played in 15-a-side, 10-a-side and 7-a-side formats. There is also an active school scene with teams that play 7-a-side games in a structured league format.
The highlight of Girls Rugby in Hong Kong would be the All Girls Tournament, with over 700 girls between the ages of U6 all the way to U19 participating in the tournament. The tournament is testament to the commitment of players, parents, clubs, schools and the wider rugby community, and significantly aids in the growing development of the girl’s game in Hong Kong.