Photo credits to HK Corporate 7’s Facebook Page

Tag rugby, or flag rugby, is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it, or shorts with velcro patches. The mode of play is based on Rugby league with many similarities to touch rugby, although tag rugby is often deemed as a closer simulation of the full contact codes of rugby league than touch. Attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by “tagging” – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier, rather than a full contact tackle. Tag rugby is used in development and training by both rugby league and rugby union communities.Tag rugby comes in several forms with OzTag and Mini Tag being some of the better known variations. Tag rugby has the highest participation levels in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. – Wikipedia

Savills, the title sponsor, hosted The Hong Kong Corporate Sevens Tag Rugby together with Macquare (Gold Sponsor) and KPMG (Silver Sponsor). 18 teams struggled to move on top.

The Club Blazers surfaced as the Champions for the Men’s Pool at the end of the day.

Yesterday was not a usual winter day at the So Kok Po Recreation Ground. The sun was out and had made the Rugby Tag Jerseys of 18 teams gleam as they competed for the Hong Kong Corporate Sevens championship title.

What is a better way to feel good in Christmas than participating in a charity event but having fun at the same time?

For its 6th year, these athletes helped raise sufficient funds. This is to support the Tackling Life Programme of Po Leung Kok. It had almost 4,000 students from 21 PLK schools across the territory. With a goal to increase this number to 25 PLK schools by 2019, the program seeks to introduce children to rugby as a medium to encourage health and positive lifestyle. At the Children’s Learning Centre, it also encourages students from the Language Training Programme to build confidence in using English in a non-traditional learning environment.

The event had catered to families of rugby enthusiasts by putting a Kidszone arranged by KidHop. With a coupon worth HK$100, the kids get to play, create and socialise. Their features allowed them to be confident and expressive of themselves. Inflated slides and activities required 1-2 stamps which accounts for HK$10 each. It’s like 10 ways of helping these kids while your kids are having fun too.

Food and beer tents welcomed participants as soon as the gates opened at 9:00am. While the dads and moms play for their team, the kids get to play too and Po Leung Kok gets to benefit by knowing rugby and education through it expands and flourishes.


When it started in 2013, they raised HK$1.2 million. In partnership with Po Leung Kok and the HKRU, derelict tennis courts were converted to multi surface sports pitch for the children of Po Leung Kok and the Yuen Long Community at large. Hundreds of youngsters’ weekly benefited from this initiative.

In 2014, they raised HK$700,000. Together with the HK Society for Protection of Children, Po Leung Kok and the HKRU created and introduced a 2-year sports programme. They named it ‘Fun Fun Healthy Exercise’ for young children and their guardians. They also funded a University scholarship for Po Leung Kuk pupils with this amount.

In 2015, they raised HK$750,000 to use rugby as a medium to encourage a healthy and positive lifestyle. The Po Leung Kok Tacklilng Life Programme catered to more than 3000 youngsters. The funded lasted for this programmed to run for the next 2 years.

In 2016, they raised HK$730,000 together with HKRUCF and HKU. In lieu of the deaf youngsters to be introduced to tag rugby with the help of  the HKRU coaches. Also, they have developed the rugby glossary. The Deaf Rugby programme allowed hundreds of youngsters to understand the commands of the sport. Also, it allowed them to build confidence in their everyday life. Deaf people do not need any more help than hearing people, they just need equal opportunities.

If you have any interest in joining next time, check out their website for volunteer services and sponsoring scheme.


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