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HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019

Participation Numbers Doubled Compared to 2018

 

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach
 - 21 June 2019 - The 2-day HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019 drew to a close at
King's Park Sports Ground earlier today. 
More than 1,300 students from 46 primary schools, of which 24 have
participated in the HSBC Try Rugby programme, played a role in the tournament
and enjoyed playing touch rugby in a competitive capacity.

 

HSBC joined forces with the Hong Kong Rugby Union
(HKRU) to facilitate the "HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament", in support of the
HSBC Try Rugby Programme. With the support of HSBC, twice as many schools and
teams participated in the event this year.

Hong Kong National Rugby Team players Stephanie
Chan and Josh Dowsing joined in proceedings and and were on hand to share their
rugby skills and techniques with local primary school students on the pitch.

As  a proud
sponsor of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens and the Hong Kong National Men and Women's teams, HSBC holds firm
in the belief of the power of sport as a force for good, and remains firmly committed
to further developing the sport in Hong Kong by providing the resources and
education to school teachers and their students.

HSBC's grassroots, community programmes are noticeably
accelerating the development of the next generation of exciting rugby talent,
ensuring the sport is set to prosper for years to come. The HSBC Try Rugby
programme in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and The
Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a prime example that has paved the
way for other HSBC initiatives around the world and has seen over 30,000
children pick up a rugby ball for the first time. This number is set to grow as
the partnership progresses through its third year.

HSBC Try Rugby Programme

HSBC launched its Try Rugby community Programme in
February 2017 in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and The
Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). The premise of the initiative is to
provide primary schools with the education, skills and equipment to grow the
rugby game from grassroots through to elite level, spreading the knowledge and
skills nurtured in the game of rugby.
It is now in its third
year following a successful two years, whereby over 30,000 students have had
the opportunity to learn the basics of rugby through the programme.

  1. Final results with the winning teams
    being presented with a trophy and medals.

Cup Champions

School Name

Boy's A Grade

Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association
Primary School

Girl's A Grade

Yuen Long Po Kok Primary School

Boy's B Grade

Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association
Primary School

Girl's B Grade

P.L.K. Siu Hon Sum Primary School

Boy's C Grade

P.L.K. Siu Hon Sum Primary School

Girl's C Grade

St. Mary's Canossian School

Boy's Division Overall Champion

Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association
Primary School

Girl's Division Overall Champion

P.L.K. Siu Hon Sum Primary School

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