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 will be seeking nominations no later than Friday 24th April. Winners will be announced shortly after.

Please see separate news article about how to nominate.

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.