135 YEARS OF HISTORY: THE MAKING OF HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB RUGBY SECTION

25 8月 2020

Founded in 1886, the legendary HKFC has witnessed the development of Hong Kong rugby for over a century. On their 135th year, we caught up with Ian Petersen, Chairman of HKFC, to look back upon the history of this time-honoured club. 

Our name reflects our origins and distinguished history as a club for playing both Rugby Football and Association Football, also known respectively as Rugby Union and Soccer.                                                         

The Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) is one of the finest sporting clubs in Asia and boasts superb facilities across a broad spectrum of competitive and recreational sports, including our own full sized all weather World Rugby and FIFA approved pitch and stadium.

Our Club’s dragon logo, which has been worn on the left side of our playing shirts since the 1930s, is synonymous with Hong Kong, our home. The current dragon logo version was designed by Rugby Section member Don Black and has been used since the end of 1991.

The Club strives to be not only a world-class venue for playing sport, but also a place to relax, meet friends and have fun.

The Rugby Section currently has over 500 members and fields sevens men's and two women's teams in Hong Kong's domestic leagues. The Section always welcomes talented new players of all ages, along with coaches and administrators, to come and join us.

In addition, the Section provides a comprehensive programme of youth, colts and mini rugby programmes for almost 900 players of all ages.

The Rugby Section also organises the Hong Kong Tens annually in the days immediately preceding the Hong Kong Sevens.

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Time to take a look back through the history books…

1886

HKFC was founded on Friday 12 February 1886 at a meeting arranged by James Stewart Lockhart at the Victoria Recreation Club. 

James Stewart Lockhart


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