On 6 November the U19s were invited up to Zeng Cheng again to open the local youth Sevens Tournament with an exhibition game against the Zeng Cheng School. We went up there and trained with them in September, so this was a chance to renew old friendships and rivalries. We lost 19 -10 in a hard game but they are the best school in this area, which is earmarked by the Chinese Rugby Union and Olympic Committee as a Seven-a-side rugby development area, so there was no shame in the result. We beat them in September and so two months of solid sevens training obviously has benefits.
Peter and Billy, two ex-Breakthrough boys who now work for the HKRFU as community rugby officers took the boys up for the day and my thanks to them for looking after everything including meeting with the local mayor and other dignitaries who attended the event.
This coming weekend we have a busy time. On Saturday, 16/11, we have two matches against Shatin College at the Police Club. The U16s are on at 11am and the U19s at midday. I am not sure who is playing later but there will be some senior police games on afterwards involving quite a few of our old Breakthrough lads, so plenty of action for anyone who is over in Mong Kok next Saturday.
On Sunday17/11 at 1pm we have the U16s up against the Tsuen Wan Warriors and at 2.15pm the U19s against Aberdeen. Both matches at the Police Club at Boundary Street.