The All Girls Rugby Tournament, hosted by Hong Kong amateur rugby team Sai Kung Stingrays, will take place in Hong Kong this Friday and Saturday at King’s Park.
The tournament will see 78 teams compete in what's said to be the biggest female rugby tournament in the world for girls. The jam-packed schedule of 250 games will see players from seven age group categories, ranging between U6 to U19, compete. The Sai Kung Stingrays will be competing in every age group category.
“I’m really looking forward to this tournament, especially to the new competition from overseas teams,” said 17-year-old Sai Kung Stingrays co-captain Lara Schats, a student at Australian International School. “It is a big unknown and I can’t wait to see what every team has to offer. I think it’s going to be a great two days.”
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Natalee Evans, 12, an Island School student who will be playing in the U14 category with the Flying Pirates is ready for the big weekend.
"I'm excited, the tournament will let me test my rugby skills against the best in Hong Kong," Natalee told Young Post. "I'm most looking forward to winning, and trying my best against tough opposition. I hope to use what I have learnt from National Age Grade and club training to help my Kukris team mates.”
Besides local teams like the Sai Kung Stingrays, Aberdeen Dolphins, DB Pirates and Flying Kukris, there will also be international teams flying in for the tournament. For example, Randwick Magic from Sydney, Australia, Singapore Valkynes from Singapore, and Haggan Guahan from Guam - among many others.
The U14, U16 and U19 games will kick off on Friday, while the U6, U8 and U10 games will start at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. The U12 games and the U14 and U16 finals will start at noon on Saturday, and the U19 finals will follow at 2:30pm.
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