Welcome to the Pirates!


Welcome to the Discovery Bay Pirates, one of the largest multi-sports clubs in Hong Kong, that encompasses sports from our mini grades in rugby, nettas and hockey players through to our rugby seniors, ladies’ Netballers and our hockey and dragons boat teams

No previous experience is required, no matter your age/your child’s age! Joining the DB Pirates community means becoming a part of an extended family of players, parents and supporters. The community is what has built this club and the club is a great place for young families, and keen sportsmen and women, with enthusiasm, determination and commitment to get involved.

DB Pirates has a strong commitment to members, with a focus on creating a positive team environment, a passion towards training and playing, and encouragement and support for all of its players.

Creating the ideal environment for sporting activities, Pirates strongly encourages all parents to be actively involved and be part of the sport that your children love to play. We encourage all parents to actively play a role in their children’s development and the competitions that they are involved in by becoming a coach, team manager, first aider or a volunteer at large.

We are always looking for new members to welcome into our community Enthusiasm and energy are all that is required to get involved and we have plenty of room for new joiners across all teams and age groups.

The club is run completely by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers, heading up the different sport sections, planning for future seasons and events, organising kit and creating fun social occasions, as well as managing the club's financial obligations and communications.

Please e-mail the club at admin@dbpirates.com with any questions and if you would like to become a Pirate, or have skills to share as a volunteer!

We'd love you onboard!

Your Clubs Reps

DB Pirates

Meet the team behind the teams.

We're passionate about our sports and are here to make sure our club is run at its greatest potential.

The DB Pirates Board consists of representatives from each of the four sports as well as people with specific skills to guide management and functionality of the club. Club Reps all volunteer their time and talents. The board meets monthly.

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Chairman & Club Representative for Senior Rugy

Simon Knight

Simon has been an active member of the DB Pirates the board for the past three years and a keen member of the DB Pirates senior rugby team for over four years. The board has appointed Simon to Chairman after the resignation of Ralph Ybema in November 2020, a position he will hold until our AGM in 2021. He also continues his role as Club Representative for Senior Rugby.


Club Representative for Netball

Tessa Laue

Tess has played and loved Netball since primary school. On and off the court, Tess brings drive, passion, strategic thinking and sass to everything she does with the Pirates.
With a background in Project Management, she keeps the section organised for nothing more than the love of Netball and an occasional G&T.
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Club Representative & Treasurer

Priyesh Manilal

Qualitative vs quantitative - there is always a balance - everyone WANTS a Prada, but not everyone can have one. My aim, is to give insight through numbers.

As well as carrying the load as Treasurer, Priyesh is a volunteer coach for Rugby & Hockey, and a Seniors Rugby player.

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Club Representative for Dragon Boating

Liz Grant

A passionate dragon boater, Liz brings strong communication, design and advertising expertise to the board. She has lived in DB for almost 3 years and loves the community spirit of the Pirates.


Club Representative for Mini Rugy

Damian Kutrzyk

Damian is part of a Pirates family. Both he and his wife Alison are assistant coaches, with their two boys playing minis rugby. His job sometimes keeps him off the field, so he volunteers his time as a club representative with an emphasis on the minis section.


Head of Mini Rugby

Lawrence Wilkinson

Lawrence teaches PE at Discovery College and enjoys encouraging as many students as possible to participate in the wide range of sporting opportunities available. He plays social rugby and is a valuable addition to Mini Rugby cohort and the DB Pirates.

James Ford

Club Representative for Hockey

James Ford

James Ford played hockey, badly, at school and university. He was dragged back into the game after signing his daughter up at u8 level in the first season of the pirates hockey programme, and has since been head coach at U8, U10 and U12 age group levels with surprising success. He returned to playing at mixed 6-a-side level. He is passionate about grass roots hockey and bringing new talent into the game.

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Club Representative

Nick Wade

Since 2007, Nick has seen his four children turn out for the Pirates through countless rugby trainings and matches from Under 6s to youth and also more recently in hockey. As a longtime volunteer, Nick has been involved with all aspects of the club from coaching, team manager, club administration and operations and as a Director. Give what you can, leave no-one behind.

Our professional coaches

Simon Tasker

Simon Tasker

Head Coach - Rugby

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Rob Rowe

Volunteer Head Coach - Hockey

Jo Jones

Jo Jones

Head Coach - Dragon Boating

Nick Wade

Ideas, suggestons and feedback welcome

Ideas, suggestions and feedback always welcome!