Bosses set for a ball

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 December, 1998, 12:00am

If battling it out in the boardroom still doesn't tackle the problems, then Hong Kong's top corporate men can take it one step further - to the rugby field.

The Professions Sevens charity tournament, sponsored by FPDSavills, promises a Sunday of entertainment and bruises.

The tournament, held at Stanley Fort, is in its 16th year and proceeds will go to the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. Last year's tournament raised $350,000.

Sixteen teams are taking part, with many of the players coming from the property, banking, communications and construction sectors. This year's highlight must be the 'Golden Oldies' match which will see chairmen, CEOs, managing directors and senior partners aged over 35 from top corporations scrum down during a seven-minute game.

David Davies, chairman of FPDSavills, whose managing director Simon Haynes is also taking part, last played rugby nearly 30 years ago.

'I hung up my boots in 1971 to concentrate on work and now I am putting them back on again. I've been on a diet and lost over a stone so I feel totally confident, even though I must be one of the oldest players,' he said.