Maybe you have heard of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, the annual three-day sports event notorious for its party atmosphere. Those under the age of 12, with aspirations of one day being part of the hedonism, have a chance to get in training for it at the Aberdeen Mini Rugby Festival on Sunday. The third-ever of these bi-annual gatherings is an opportunity to see what the game is all about, and indulge in some Rugby Sevens style jocularity. The event is organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and subsidised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union. As well as rugby matches, organised for six different age groups between six and 12, there will be face painting, hair colouring and other forms of merriment. Heidi Leung Lai-yin, 11, a member of the Aberdeen Dolphin Mini Rugby Club said she enjoyed playing the game. 'It's fun and I like working with other kids as a team. I've made a lot of friends, and learned how to work with my teammates to win a game.' Leung Kar-ki, 13 says he also gets a lot out of playing. 'I feel that I have become stronger and I like the feeling of winning games and hate losing games, but I like to share the joys and sorrows with my teammates. My teammates and coaches have become my best friends,' he said. Aberdeen Mini Rugby Club chairman Allan Tang Pui-kuen said mini-rugby emphasised the 'spirit of the game' to young people in Hong Kong. 'It's a good opportunity for kids to improve their physical strength, to participate in team work, learn how to deal with being a loser, learn how to deal with other people, practise what they have learned, play with players of other clubs and enhance the relationship with their parents.' To take part in the festival matches you must be a member of one of the five rugby clubs participating - Stanley Fort Mini Rugby Club (MRC), University of Hong Kong (Sandy Bay) MRC, Causeway Bay Monkey MRC, Cheung Chau MRC and Aberdeen Dolphin MRC. Everyone is welcome to join in the other activities. Around 500 players are expected to take part in the matches, which begin at 9 am at Aberdeen Rugby Club. The HKRFU is involved in this weekend's huge Asian Sports Expo being held at the old Tamar site in Central (see front page), and are helping to organise a five-a-side indoor Touch and Tag Rugby tournament for juniors on Saturday.