Serevi Rugby Legends and Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Give Back to Local
Community During Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- As part of the upcoming
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, the Hong Kong Rugby Football
Union (HKRFU) (www.hkrugby.com) and Serevi Rugby
(www.serevirugby.com) are partnering to provide local area youth
players with rugby training camps.
The camps will be led by international rugby legends including the
"King of Sevens" Waisale Serevi, IRB World Sevens Series record
points scorer, Ben Gollings, and IRB World Sevens Series record try
scorer Santiago Gomez Cora.
"Ben, Santi, and I made our names in Hong Kong and it feels great to
return and give back to the young players of a city that embraced
us," said Waisale Serevi, Coach and Co-founder of Serevi Rugby.
"Without Hong Kong, there is no Waisale Serevi, so I'm happy to
partner with HKRFU to develop youth skills in the territory."
The programme combines both free introductory programmes and "taster
sessions" to give kids an introduction to the game, as well as
specific high-performance training camps to help nurture Hong Kong's
"Taster Sessions" for boys and girls ages 5-16 with Serevi Rugby
coaches (including Serevi and Gollings) will be held on the morning
of Saturday, March 16th at Hong Kong's King's Park to coincide with
the announcement of the HKRFU Men's and Women's National Teams
participating in the Hong Kong Sevens (March 22-24) and the Hong Kong
Women's Rugby Sevens (March 22nd at Hong Kong Football Club). Taster
Sessions for players U6 to U8 will be held from 9:00am - 10:30am and
U9 to U12 from 10:30am - noon. Registration is HK$100 and includes
on-field training of core rugby skills and game play.
The programme also puts Serevi Rugby's coaching legends to good use
from a high performance standpoint with an intensive two-day camp
focused on skills development. Jointly designed by Serevi Rugby and
the HKRFU Performance Department to compliment HKRFU's high
performance programme, the two-day camp will focus on core skills,
decision-making, and game execution.
Held at King's Park on Monday, March 25th through Tuesday, March
26th, the High Performance Training Camp is progression-based, with
players segmented by age and ability. Serevi Rugby coaches will focus
on building young players' core rugby skills and ability to execute
under increasing amounts of game-like pressure.
Each day's session will include afternoon match play and each player
will have an opportunity to work directly with Serevi, Gollings, and
Gomez Cora along with Serevi coaches from around the world.
Registration for this elite session is HK$1,400 which includes more
than 10 hours of elite coaching, lunch each day, a camp shirt and
Dai Rees, HKRFU Head of Performance and Coaching commented on the
upcoming programmes saying, "As our domestic and international
programmes continue to grow, the HKRFU partnership with Serevi Rugby
will capitalize on the high awareness of the game to offer new
players a chance to improve their understanding and enjoyment of the
game with three true legends of sevens in Waisale Serevi, Ben
Gollings and Santiago Gomez Cora. From a High Performance standpoint,
the HKRFU Serevi Rugby programme will help us develop the next
generation of players who will hopefully ensure Hong Kong's sevens
future remains bright."
"This partnership is all about building the skills of local players,
providing them access to our vast on-field and coaching experience,
particularly techniques that we've developed from years of game
experience," said Ben Gollings, Serevi Rugby Coach and four-time Hong
Kong Sevens winner. "There's no higher ground in Sevens rugby than
Hong Kong, so coming back is a thrill for me."
For more information and to register for the training sessions please
About Serevi(TM) Rugby
Headquartered in Seattle, Serevi(TM) is
focused on growing the game of rugby in North America and beyond.
Serevi(TM) offers on-field programming for coaches and players
through the youth to elite spectrum. It also offers performance and
casual rugby apparel to players and fans of the sport. For more
information on Serevi Rugby, including upcoming player and coach
training sessions visit www.serevirugby.com.
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