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Coaching Academy Activities in Hong Kong
April 2008

Further to the coaching trip to Hong Kong in August 2007, the Academy, in conjunction with the HKRU, again visited Hong Kong in the first week of April. A full and varied programme was arranged by Robbie McRobbie and Ivan Torpey, and the Penguin coaches were Steve Hill, Lynn Evans, Craig Degoldi, and Craig Brown. In addition, the Penguin HK10s team ran a session for the youngsters of Sandy Bay RFC.

The following activities were undertaken:

  • developing coach tutorials, including introducing rugby through play-the-game principles and organisation of defence;
  • coaching assistance to the HKRU women’s 7s tournament;
  • coaching the Hong Kong Academy players;
  • Hong Kong rep. coaches’ and managers’ seminar;
  • Schools’ coaching: CSKI Chinese School;
  • the Break Through Project - coaching young adults who have been in trouble with the law;
  • PLA in Guangzhou;
  • a coaching session with the HKRU Community Development Officers,
  • defence and introduction to the game for local coaches.

The feedback following the coaching was extremely positive. All agreed the Academy’s programmes to be very worthwhile, and expressed the hope that they will continue.

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