Frequently Asked Questions
Below 9 years of age, children play mixed gender touch rugby. The pitch size, team size and rules are adapted to the childrens' age group. Between ages 10 and 12, the kids are split into boys and girls teams and full contact rules are gradually introduced. Above age 12, kids move to the Youth Section and play full contact 15 a side games.
Flying Kukris place the safety of all players at the forefront of everything we do. We introduce rugby skills gradually and with an emphasis on playing safely. We will never place players in a training or game situation that they are not prepared for and our coaches will monitor player development to ensure they can participate safely. We also have trained first aiders at all of our training sessions, festivals and games. We also collaborate with the Hong Kong Rugby Union on player safety and safeguarding including injury monitoring and concussion management. Whilst there are no guarantees, we firmly belief the benefits of taking part in an active sport outweigh the potential injury risks.
You can join Flying Kukris by completing the membership form and paying the annual membership fee. More details can be found here.
Yes, please contact the Head of Minis (if your child is under 12) or the Head of Youth (if your child is over 12) to confirm the dates of our next training session. You can have a trial training session before deciding to join Flying Kukris. You can contact us here.
Our minis teams will usually train at the Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK) Sports Ground in Pak Shek Kok on a Sunday morning. You can find a map of the ground on the Home Page under the Training Details section.
On most training days, the Flying Kukris bus will run from Tai Po Market MTR (please confirm times by contacting us). There is also ample parking at EduHK. You can access EduHK from Tai Po Road or from the Science Park.
The on-going COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life in hong Kong. We will follow governmental social-distancing regulations and, unfortunately, this means that rugby training and games have been suspended at times in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
We continue to monitor the situation and work with the Hong Kong Rugby Union to ensure all rugby activity is in accordance with relevant regulations. We keep in constant contact with our members to communicate the changing regulations and the effects on club activities.
Training will be cancelled in the following conditions:
- T8 is hoisted or is likely to be hoisted shortly
- Black rainstorm in hoisted
- There is significant lightening in the vicinity of the training venue
- The venue of the game or training is closed by the venue owner due to adverse conditions such as flooding, pitches covered in debris or unsafe trees after typhoons
Parents should keep close contact with their team managers if there is bad weather. We will try and notify training cancellation as early as possible. You can also monitor our social media feeds for updates.
Weather warnings currently in place can be found on the HK Observatory Website.
High Air Pollution
There is no specific policy for training if the air pollution is high. Parents should monitor air pollution levels and decide if their children should attend training, especially if they have any adverse background medical conditions. However, in extreme air pollution conditions, we may cancel training or modify training to include less strenuous exercise (e.g. concentrate more on tactical training).