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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million available annually for athletes only. "We have come a long way and this is the icing on the cake," said delighted Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1222426/rugby-union-wins-access-hong-kong-sports-institute
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory leads praise while legend Serevi tells parents about game's life-changing impact Union chief hails teams for spreading the gospel A fulsome tribute was paid by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief Trevor Gregory to all the teams who were spending time inspiring local youngsters in the build-up to this weekend's action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1194906/union-chief-trevor-gregory-hails-sevens-teams-spreading-gospel
  3. Union's Sevens cut gives the game away

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of hype. That's why the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union probably did not have to think too long about cutting 1,000 tickets from the 5,000 available for sale last year. This means, even more ... it most definitely is not. Even this city's own rugby union concedes the point by signalling its priorities when limiting public participation by spectators in the most cynical possible way. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989900/unions-sevens-cut-gives-game-away
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Football Union when the decision was made on Monday. By becoming the only team sport among the 16 elite disciplines at the institute, rugby sevens will hold a special place. It has been nearly two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1224770/gift-can-keep-giving
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But this has now given us extra motivation," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. "The fact that instead of a qualifying process, the best-placed teams ... Football Union, will write to the respective local Olympic committee inviting them to send the team to the Youth Olympic Games," Rees (pictured) said. "It will be up to the Olympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1152036/hong-kong-eye-place-2014-nanjing-youth-olympic-games
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach says his side will prepare as if the home side were a top-level team Canada won't take HK lightly at Sevens Canada will not take Hong Kong and their "40,000 supporters" lightly, said head coach Gerai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1193129/canada-wont-take-hong-kong-lightly-sevens-says-coach
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said yesterday the board of directors has already decided to throw its full support behind the sevens squad if they are successful in clinching ... a team which will play in all the legs of the world series next season." It would be the first time full-time contracts would be on offer since 2008 when the union contracted a handful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1189371/incentive-full-time-contracts-hong-kong-sevens-players
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Former sevens skipper Simon Leung out to regain his place

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The former skipper is eager to make an impact at the Spur Sevens in Zimbabwe and boost his hopes of being picked for the Hong Kong event Former sevens captain Simon Leung Ho-yam aims to seize a "fantastic opportunity" in Zimbabwe this week and w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1180360/former-sevens-skipper-simon-leung-out-regain-his-place
  9. News - Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    40,000 fans vie for 4,000 Hong Kong Sevens tickets via ballot system

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of landing two tickets - the maximum number each successful applicant is allowed - in the electronic draw are not high, but everyone from the public to top Hong Kong Rugby Football Union officials ... ... we can definitely fill a 55,000-seater stadium With Sevens tickets in huge demand, the union has a strong case, with Gregory saying the new facility at Kai Tak would also be a boon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1144894/40000-fans-vie-4000-hong-kong-sevens-tickets-ballot-system
  10. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to the public next year. This year, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union reserved 4,000 tickets for public sale, which were distributed via a ballot. However, 50,000 tickets were applied for. Now even ... that we must always focus," union chairman Trevor Gregory explained. "Improving the infrastructure and development of the game here is our main goal." The 4,000 tickets made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198341/public-get-even-fewer-rugby-sevens-seats-next-year

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