Movie star and international icon Jackie Chan will lend his name to youth rugby throughout the territory this season, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) announced. Chan is well-known for his support of both sport and youth projects worldwide, and HKRFU officials hope that the partnership will pay rich dividends with more local youngsters taking up the game. Both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 will play in the Jackie Chan Colts League throughout Hong Kong, while university students will join the Jackie Chan Tertiary Sevens Tournaments. This is a series of three events which will be held during the season for all 19 tertiary institutions. HKRFU community rugby officer Rambo Leung believes that Chan has made a great choice in getting involved with rugby. 'Together the HKRFU and Jackie Chan can reach out to ever greater numbers of Hong Kong youngsters, and encourage them to participate in sport and enjoy a healthy lifestyle,' said Leung. 'Rugby is a great way to help develop discipline, co-operation, teamwork and sportsmanship in our youth community.' To launch the partnership, Chan will attend a special rugby event at King's Park Sports Ground on Sunday. Players from all 12 youth clubs in Hong Kong will take part in a demonstration of rugby skills, followed by an exhibition match between teams drawn from the tertiary community and the HKRFU Youth Academy. The action kicks off at 11am and entry is free.