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Pirates Awards 2019/20

2018/19 Chairman's Cup winner - Mel Potgeiter


Announcement to all DB Pirates teams members and families.

Dear all, 

The DB Pirates Board, managing our Rugby, Netball, Hockey, and Dragon Boating teams, has experienced a supremely challenging 3 months as the COVID19 virus developed, impacting our lives here in Hong Kong. The disruption to all our sporting teams has been regrettable, with sporting facilities closing, games and training put on hold, and in many cases, seasons finishing prematurely. 

The Board sincerely acknowledges everyone’s ongoing enthusiastic contributions to our club, through the payment of annual fees, hours of volunteering, coaching and background support, and disappointingly these past months have become incredibly disruptive, unpredictable, and in many cases, totally out of anyone’s control.  

Naturally, our primary concern is that everyone in our community remains healthy and safe, and it is with this in mind that the Board has decided to not proceed with our annual end of season celebratory event in June.

We would however like to continue acknowledge our best players, coaches  and contributors to our teams, and will be asking teams to vote, as in other years. We are now seeking nominations to the list of awards at the bottom of this page* and kindly ask that they be submitted to Nick admin@dbpirates.com no later than Friday 24th April. Winners will be announced shortly after. 

The Board is also now commencing to plan for a potential family-friendly, all sport ‘Season Kick-Off’ event, planned for some time in August, as long as restrictions for association and COVID19 prevention have been relaxed by that time.

We would like to again thank everyone for supporting the DB Pirates in such a difficult and unpredictable time. We are all in this together and DB Pirates need your ongoing support more than ever. 

The Discovery Bay Pirates Board.

*Award Categories

“Beyond the Call of Duty” – the award is presented to those who time and time again have gone above and beyond the role they “agreed” to. Their contribution versus what is expected of a volunteer, whether it be as a coach, team manager, organiser, representative or supporter deserve to be recognised. The impact they have made on the players and the Club is sometimes obvious but more often than not their work and dedication is known and noticed by just a few.

Pirates Dragonboater of the Year

Pirates Netballer of the Year

Coaches of the Year (from each section) - These awards are a reflection of the contribution to the Club’s success by all the sections. These awards go to inspiring, committed and “professional” coaches who, through their hard work, have moulded the Pirate Spirit and Winning teams – Nominations are sent in by the Heads of Section and the awards are decided by the board and ratified by the Chairman.

Coach of the Year - Netball

Coach of the Year - Hockey

Coach of the Year - Mini Rugby

Coach of the Year - Youth Rugby (Boys and Girls)

Senior Players’ Player of the Year - as selected by the Senior rugby section.

The Kay Booker Spirit of Rugby Award 

The Leonard Cup - awarded to the best all round mens youth rugby player or coach, who embodies the virtues of the Club, through to a senior level.

The Ryan Cup - awarded to the best all round ladies youth rugby player or coach, who embodies the virtues of the Club, through to a senior level.

Pirate of the Year (The POTY) – an award initiated in 2012-2013, the POTY is the Club’s second highest honour and reflects the past seasons’ commitment to, and success in, sport, club management and spirit. It is open to all sections and all levels (it has never been awarded to a member of the Board or its historic equivalent) - Nominations can be sent by Club members and the award is decided by the board and ratified by the Chairman.

Chairman’s Cup– this is the Club’s highest honour and is for exceptional services to the Club. Awarded for services on and off the pitch, through coaching, operational and administrative support, and through contribution to the Club’s development, it is presented at the Chairman’s sole discretion.

MESSAGE FROM HKRU


In response to the Education Bureau’s announcement on 25/2/20 that class suspension of all schools will be extended to 20th April at the earliest, the HKRU will continue the suspension of all mini, youth and schools rugby activities in support of ongoing coronavirus containment efforts.

With regards tertiary rugby, HKRU staff will continue to liaise with the University Sports Federation as to the practicalities of rescheduling the USF 7s in the future.

In terms of senior rugby, in the event that LCSD venues are reopened from 2ndMarch HKRU will try and finish the remaining games in the domestic leagues using the 4 Saturdays in March – 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March.

Please note;

  1. No individual, team or club is under any pressure to play – if your team(s) would prefer not to participate let us know and there will be no punitive actions.
  2. We will not continue with fixtures into April, and there will be no Grand Championships for this season, only League Champions.
  3. We currently do not have any pitch bookings past the first week of March, so we may not be able to secure your normal training slots – we can’t get clarity on that situation until the LCSD offices re-open on 2nd March…assuming they do.
  4. It may be possible to organize some one day tournaments after Easter, if anyone is interested.

2020 Hong Kong Sevens

Tickets for the new dates will go on sale in August.

Deadline for ticket refunds for the April date has now passed.

The three-day tournament will run from Friday, October 16 to Sunday October 18.

The process will differ this year as we join the HKRU and other clubs in partnering with Ticketflap to sell tickets. This will help enormously streamline the process and ease the burden on our volunteers. A small booking surcharge from TicketFlap will be added to the ticket price which this year has again been set at $1950 for adults. Child tickets are also available. These will cost either $150 (Friday & Saturday only) or $950 for full three day set.

If you would like to apply for up to two tickets, or like to know more information on the process, please email Nick sevens@dbpirates.com . Instructions for the order link will be emailed at a later time, including a unique code that will need to be entered. Physical ticket distibution is expected to take place in the second half of March.

Please note, application for tickets does not guarantee that the requested tickets will be allocated.



Register for the 2019/20 Season

Welcome to the new 2019/20 season

NETBALL UPDATE: We are at capacity for Under 12 and Under 14 players and are unable to take any further registrations in these age groups.


Important points to note before getting started with the form:

  • In first section of the form below the Member is the party responsible for payment and must be over the age of 18. Please do not put a child's name in this section!
  • Player details will be captured in a later section of the form.
  • It is a good idea to add an alternative contact (ie not the member) in case of emergency. This can be another parent, Helper or trusted friend.
  • Ensure to enter the correct year of birth. Google form defaults to 2019, so please change this to the actual year of birth of the player. See form example below:
  • If your daughter plays mini rugby, select EITHER "Mini Rugby Contact"  OR "Mini Rugby Contact Girls" so the correct invoice can be issued.
  • All players and all sports can be joined at once - there is no need to complete the form multiple times.
  • Kit information and ordering process will be sent to members separately.

Please click here to complete the online registration form.

Enjoy working your way through the form (for most it takes under 5 minutes).


Season 2018-2019 AWARD WINNERS

RUGBY

Minis. Youth. Seniors

NETBALL

Youth. Seniors.


HOCKEY

Minis

DRAGON BOAT

HK Observatory
 

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