MEET OUR ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ WOMEN WITHIN THE HKRU COMMUNITY FOUNDATION!

08 10月 2020


Winnie Cheung

Inclusive and Participation Officer (Deaf Rugby)

Was initially introduced to rugby through the ‘Learning English through Rugby’ programme at her school, before getting involved in the wider rugby community


Key achievements;

Winnie was born deaf and relies on hearing aids and lip reading to communicate

After enjoying her first experience of rugby at school, at age 15 she joined a rugby team and then went on to play both 7s & 15s rugby at Lingnan University

Winnie is now a full time member of staff at the HKRU, focused on implementing and growing the Deaf Rugby programme amongst the Hong Kong Deaf Community

Winnie’s highlights include the Hong Kong Deaf teams tour to Cambodia, and competing in the World Deaf Rugby Sevens tournament in Sydney

Winnie now plays for the Kowloon Ladies team, and looks forward to continuing her rugby in the future



Emmy Chan

Community Foundation Accounts Manager

Mum of 2 Emmy first participated in rugby in a Summer Course back in 2000, and hasn’t stopped since!


Key achievements;

Emmy was one of the first full time rugby players at the HKSI, competing for both the Women’s National 15s and 7s teams from U19s to Senior Level

Emmy was also selected as a Committee Member of Gai Wu Rugby Club and was instrumental in developing the Ladies Rugby team there – during her 10 years on the committee the ladies team grew from 8 to over 100 players!

Emmy has also been instrumental in the growth of the Women’s Game at the HKRU, working alongside Sam Feausi to grow the awareness and participation in the Women and Girls game

Emmy has now transitioned to the HKRU Community Foundation as an Account Manager, ensuring all 22 programmes are delivered and developed to bring positive change to the community



Cheung Chok Fong, Jessie

Principal of St. Patrick’s School

Played a key role in the launch & curriculum development for the Community Foundation ‘Hong Kong Rugby Spirit’ programme


Key achievements;

  • 2016 Launch of the Hong Kong Rugby Spirit programme, which has now reached over 120 Primary Schools

Participation of St. Patrick’s School in the HKRU Primary School programmes & competitions and active promotion of the programme to other schools within the territory

Use of St. Patrick’s School as a demonstration programme during Laureus Sport for Good ambassador visit



Loretta Lam

Principal Education Secretary at Po Leung Kuk

Played an instrumental role in encouraging primary school students to give Rugby a go

Key achievements;

The HKRUCF Tackling Life & Tackling English Programmes are now present in all 23 PLK Primary Schools.

Creation of the PLK ‘All Stars’ teams, comprising of the best players from the PLK Primary School Tournament, peaking in a tour to Beijing.

Nurturing the ‘Buddy Rugby’ programme, bringing together students from PLK Special Education Needs schools and mainstream schools fostering an opportunity to play touch rugby together, breaking down prejudice and building understanding and friendships.


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