A busy weekend for Breakthrough rugby. Yesterday about 25 of the boys and girls went to Sau Mau ping and helped serve lunch for a group of old people and I am told it went very well. The kids had a good time and the old people certainly appreciated it. I think these occasions are important to teach the boys and girls that it is not just about taking and it is important to give back as well.
Today we had a very busy rugby day. First up were the U19 girls in their first competitive games. They played in the girls Division 2, 7-a-side competition. It was always going to be difficult as all the other teams have been playing 15’s all season and are used to tackling contact rugby. They had four games against SCAA, Twisters, TSW/FK and Tigers/HKFC and we lost all of them, but scored two tries along the way. Most importantly the girls had a great time, learnt a lot and can’t wait for the next 7’s competition.
In the afternoon, it was the U16s turn and we started with a 10-10 draw with the other new team, Tai Po. If you remember we went for a practice with them recently and got well beaten, so the girls obviously learnt from that experience. Unfortunately when we played the more experienced teams in the next four matches we lost them all and did not score another try. However just like the U19s, the girls really enjoyed themselves and can’t wait till next time. A picture of the team is above.
Meanwhile the boys were getting in some friendly 7-a-side practice against Kowloon. The U16s played twice and lost both, whereas the U19s drew one and lost one. It was a good hit out for everyone and will certainly help when we get into sevens action after the Chinese New Year.
Next week just the boys are in action on Sunday 15 Feb.
First up we have the U16s at the Police Club v Valley Fort/Aberdeen. KO 1pm.
The U19s play HKU at Sandy Bay. KO is 4.15pm. ( Postphoned)
The U19 game will be a very hard match and we will have to take up where we left off against DEA if we are to do well.
Just in case any of you were intending to go to Sandy Bay this Sunday to watch the U19s. I just wanted to let you know that the match has been postponed by HKU. So just one match this week. The U16s at the Police Club, kicking off at 1pm.