HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019

June, 21/2019 - 11:28
HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019

Participation Numbers Doubled Compared to 2018

 

HONG KONG, CHINA - MediaOutReach - 21 June 2019 - The 2-day HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019 drew to a close atKing's Park Sports Ground earlier today. More than 1,300 students from 46 primary schools, of which 24 haveparticipated in the HSBC Try Rugby programme, played a role in the tournamentand 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 theHSBC Try Rugby Programme. With the support of HSBC, twice as many schools andteams participated in the event this year.


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


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


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


HSBC Try Rugby Programme

HSBC launched its Try Rugby community Programme inFebruary 2017 in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and TheEducation University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). The premise of the initiative is toprovide primary schools with the education, skills and equipment to grow therugby game from grassroots through to elite level, spreading the knowledge andskills nurtured in the game of rugby. It is now in its thirdyear following a successful two years, whereby over 30,000 students have hadthe 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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