Trevor Gregory

HKRFU needs to rethink its Sevens ticketing policy

HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory. Photo: Edward Wong

As the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union asks for public money for a new stadium, it will provide fewer Sevens tickets for the public next year.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 5:22am 7 comments

Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

Dozens of children watch the show as Australian sevens players Shannon Walker performs some drills at the Australian International School yesterday. Photo: SCMP

Gregory yesterday praised all 28 teams competing in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens for taking the time to get involved with the local community. The HKRFU estimates that nearly 10,000 children would come in contact with the world's leading players before the event kicks off on Friday, and stressed this interaction was a key part of the success of the Hong Kong Sevens.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

Trevor Gregory

Hong 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 one of three spots available at the qualifying tournament at the London Sevens in May.

13 Mar 2013 - 11:08am

Hong Kong face Rugby World Cup qualifying test run in Dubai

Trevor Gregory

Hong Kong will take on two of the best tier-three nations in the world, Belgium and Zimbabwe, in the Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations next month in Dubai in what is really a test of their ability to win a repechage match and qualify for the 2015 World Cup (15-a-side).

14 Nov 2012 - 1:12am

Who said it?

Professor Chan Kin-man

Hongkongers are clear-headed. We know that we cannot be independent

Professor Chan Kin-man dismisses claims that pro-independence sentiment is growing in the city


Even the future of the Hong Kong Sevens is at stake

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am

Hong Kong Sevens expanded to 28 teams

HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory

The world's most popular sevens tournament has become even bigger with next year's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens expanded to a record 28 teams in a move to smooth a new qualifying pathway for the world series.

20 Sep 2012 - 1:37am

Surface tension over turf state

A long-term solution to remedy a substandard pitch at Hong Kong Stadium is urgently needed if the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is to maintain its top-dog status, leading official Trevor Gregory has warned.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ballot loss could scupper World Cup hosting hopes

A broken 'gentleman's agreement' has strained relations between Hong Kong and Japan, and could jeopardise the former's bid to host a few games - or even a pool - of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after local boss Trevor Gregory lost his bid to become Asia's representative on the International Rugby Board.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Singapore may pounce on sports hub delay

Hong Kong ran the risk of being left behind by Singapore if it rested on its laurels, Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), said, highlighting an urgent need to build the Kai Tak sports hub.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rugby bid 'hinges on faster work on arena'

Any delays in building the Kai Tak sports hub would scupper plans for Hong Kong to host a pool of the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, according to a top sports official.

'If the new stadium at Kai Tak comes on board only in 2019, it might potentially rule us out of hosting a few matches,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sevens ticket prices may rise to HK$1,000

Sevens fans were warned yesterday they may have to pay more for their tickets next year.

'There may be some pressure on us to raise the price of tickets,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Gregory takes over from Molloy as HKRFU chief

Hong Kong businessman Trevor Gregory was last night elected as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union following the retirement of the long-serving John Molloy.

Gregory, a former director and secretary of the union, won a close vote over Leighton Duley and Martin Downey.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Three key figures to battle for the top job

Three, possibly four, candidates will enter the race to become chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union after incumbent John Molloy indicated that he would step down next month.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am