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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

    ... the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens. The entry of the only team sport at the elite training academy - there are 15 other disciplines from athletics to wushu - 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 ...

  2. Our sports officials need to learn a rugby lesson

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While Hong Kong continues to deliberate whether to bid for the Asian Games, the ways in which local sports development can be improved have been the topic of much debate in recent months. In spite of this, and the government's professed interest in how to develop local sport, the fact that rugby union's top two teams, New Zealand and Australia, have been in town preparing ...

  3. Women's team short-changed by Sports Institute

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The East Asian Games bronze medal-winning women's squad will not see a cent of the HK$1.5 million grant given to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) by the Sports ... 'The men get all the attention.' The institute revealed last month that, for the first time, team sports soccer, which won gold at the Games, and rugby sevens- the men's team won ...

  4. Sport briefs

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mauresmo out for month after appendix operation Amelie Mauresmo had an appendectomy and is expected to be sidelined for a month. The fourth-ranked Frenchwoman underwent surgery in Paris. She had a stomach ache for several days before a sonogram indicated ...

  5. Sevens fans to devour a feast of sport- and food

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma With record crowds expected for Hong Kong's first Rugby Sevens World Cup, which kicks off on Friday, work is already well under way to prepare a feast of food and drink bigger than any in the tournament's history. Twenty-four teams wi ...

  6. Rugby deserves elite status

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... almost hear the champagne corks popping at the headquarters of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The result may have come at a junior event but the ramifications for the sport at all levels are enormous. What it means is millions of extra dollars to develop the game here because rugby sevens is now eligible to become the 16th elite discipline at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Now that rugby sevens is in the Sports Institute, players and administrators must make the most of this opportunity A gift that can keep on giving It has ... to represent the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions, but the more significant achievement was the decision by the Sports Commission to open the door for sevens at the Hong Kong Sports ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

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

    ... Kong Sports Institute as an elite sport next month. "Getting into the sports institute will be a massive help. Not only will it assist us in the world series, but we can also look ... are in a better position. We are the Asian champions and we will soon be in the Sports Institute. If our guys are good enough to qualify, I would say 'bring it on'." Up-and-coming player ...

  9. HK key to winning place in Olympics

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong, with its dramatic harbour backdrop, has been chosen to showcase squash and the sport's bid to enter the Olympic Games in 2020. The Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open will carry the hopes of the future after it was named as the tournament which the International Olympic Committee will use to judge the sport ...

  10. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It never rains but it pours. The saying is normally associated with troubles coming in bundles, but as far as team sports such as rugby union and soccer are concerned, ... quarters. Long may it continue. For starters, the doors of Hong Kong elite academy, the Sports Institute, have at last been thrown open to both soccer and rugby. It's not the first time soccer ...




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