WHAT: Annual interchange to New Zealand
WHEN: 7-10 days anywhere from June to late August
WHERE: North Harbour RRA
WHO: Open to all panels
NOMINATION FORM ATTACHED – CLOSING 7th JUNE 2012.
Seeking members who would like to take part in this weekend’s A5N game as sub and off-field officials. If you are now available, please contact me as soon as possible.
HK vs KAZ – A5N – K/O 4pm - Saturday, 26th May at Mongkok Stadium
REFEREE: Akihisa Aso (Japan)
ASST REFEREE 1: Taku Otsuki (Japan)
ASST REFEREE 2: Harry Mason (Singapore)
RESERVE OFFICIAL: Warren Needham
SUB’S BENCH 1: Leo Chuan
SUB’S BENCH 2: TBC
SUB’S BENCH MGR: Andrew Tranent
SUB’S STAT’S KEEPER: Kelvin Kwong
TIME KEEPER: Michael Chan
GAME STAT’S KEEPER: TBC
See nomination form.
These are important courses to improve your knowledge of the game and your refereeing skills.
MO = Match Official
CMO = Coach of Match Official
JUNE, 10th - iRB L1 CMO Course – 0830 to 1830 – Olympic House
Must have obtained a certificate to L2MO within the last 4 years and refereed adult rugby for the past 3 years.
JUNE 17th - iRB L1 MO Course – 0800 to 1800 – Olympic House
Open to all new referees
JUNE 24th - iRB L2 CMO Course – 0800 to 1830 – Olympic House
Must have completed L1CMO and 2 years of coaching match officials
JUNE 26th/28th and 3rd July - iRB L2 MO Course – 1900 to 2230 – POC
Must have completed 2 years of refereeing adult rugby
If you wish to attend any of the above courses, please complete the registration form. Additional info on these courses to be sent out soon.
As the April L2 MO and L2 CMO courses have been postponed, if you nominated for any of them, please re-nominate for the June courses now.
A little more information on this BIG game, follows.
Also, if you would like an off-field job at this game, with free entry to the Stadium, please contact me.
“Did you know that Welsh wizard, Shane Williams will make Hong Kong the venue for his final playing appearance when he turns out for the star-studded BGC APBs in the Chartis Cup next month. Wales' all-time record try scorer will be joined by ex-teammate Martyn Williams who will have earned 100 caps by the time he reaches Hong Kong.
Rico Gear has also been added to a squad that contains four other ex-All Blacks - 100-cap icon Mils Muliaina, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Jerry Collins, and Troy Flavell, plus Fiji's Sireli Bobo, and their RWC 2011 captain Deacon Manu. Also the colossal Samoan brothers Alesana and Henry Tuilagi, alongside their RWC 2011 team-mate Kahn Fotuali'i.
The Chartis Cup will see the BGC APBs take on English giants Saracens at Hong Kong Stadium on 9 June, kick-off 6:00pm. Part of a day-long rugby festival with minis and vets tournaments at the stadium and So Kon Po. There will also be a family-friendly Rugby Village with F&B (by the Castelo Concepts Group) and Kids Zone!
Chartis Cup tickets - $300 for adults and $50 for children - are available at, via the HK Ticketing hotline (31288288), or in person at HK Ticketing's box offices and Tom Lee Music stores. More information at
Summer, off-season training continues this Wednesday at King’s Park starting at 1930 with supper/drinks to follow.
LEE OFF TO FIJI!
Asia’s only iRB Elite Referee Panel member, Gabby Lee has been selected by the iRB to referee at the upcoming Oceania 2013WRWC 7’s qualifiers in Suva, Fiji at the end of August.
PLAYMORE OUR SPONSORS
Please wear your PLAYMORE kit to the field, on the field and off the field!! Playmore is our sponsor and we need to make sure of our support for them!
If you need any kit, please let Patrick know what sizes you need. Pick-up points are at Wednesday night training, General Meetings or at the SKP office of the Referee’s Dept.
- Saturday, 9th June – Chartis Cup – Saracens vs Asia Pacific Barbars, 6pm @ HK Stadium
- Monday, 18th June - Society AGM, 7pm @ POC
- Saturday, 1st September – HKSRFUR ANNUAL CAMP @ Police Training College