URGENT NOTICE TO ALL DB PIRATES
RUGBY – all age groups
In light of the latest announcements from the Government (and Hong Kong Rugby Union), the ongoing closure of sports facilities in Hong Kong will continue until at least 4th February 2022. DB Pirates Rugby will officially suspend all training and games across the club in accordance with these latest Covid 19 protocols.
Netball – all age groups
The Hong Kong Netball Association (HKNA) have cancelled all face-to-face sessions in line with the new COVID regulations.
For the DB Pirates Netballers, this means there will be no games or training until at least 4th February2022.
DBIS pitch is now closed until COVID restrictions are relaxed, so no Hockey until at least 4 February 2022. Updates will be provided via Team Snap communications.
We have yet to receive formal instructions about any DB beach closures.
We suggest that everyone keeps an eye on your Team Snap messages, where updates for your particular sport or team will be sent regarding training and matchplay cancellations during this ‘5th wave’ restriction period in Hong Kong.
Please keep safe, and support each other in what looks to be another challenging period for our community.Read More
On Sunday 5th December we ran our first Pirates Coacharee course. Ten of our volunteer coaches spent the day at the North Plaza Pitches working with our very own Jason Broderick to learn and develop their skills as mini’s referees. It was brilliant to see the continued dedication that our parent coaches are putting into the club. This continued effort is only making the coaching and playing experience of all of our players go from strength to strength.
Please join me in congratulating the following parent coaches who are now fully qualified Coacherees:
A special mention also to Chris Pierce and his Under 12 girls team. It was great for our coaches to put into practice all of the new skills that they learnt his term.
Head of Rugby
After following various leads for new training locations within DB, we have been forced to concede to Discovery College’s new hire rates. Moving forward we will continue to explore other training options for next season. Unfortunately Covid has eliminated all other viable options for this season so we are forced to train at DC at a huge cost to the club. All of the netball section is overwhelmed by the support we have had from the Pirates and the local community, Thank you! At least we can now get the juniors training on a court, so let’s get back out there.Read More
A long and bumpy season for our stoic dragon boat cohort finally found joy last Sunday, winning first place in our first race of the season as a newly combined team with Lantau Boat Club at the 2021 Kellet Island Cup. The combined team, named the LBC Pirates, drew on experienced ladies, mens and mixed team members from both clubs. The women’s team stormed home to win on the day, with much (socially distanced) celebrating afterwards and big cup to prove it! Kudos to our passionate coach Jo Jones, and stoic steersman David Steed for getting all of us ‘over the line’! Our men’s team made it to the semifinals, so a great result for the day, and a reminder of why we train so hard and have so much fun doing it! New members are always welcome, so please get in touch with email@example.com if you are keen to give this crazy sport a try – men and women, all ages, all fitness levels.Read More
Hong Kong Scottish RFC is running a number of rugby camps this summer for U6 up to U18 age groups (boys and girls) as part of the Hong Kong Rugby Union’s summer of rugby!
Get coached by international coaches and players, including Craig Hammond, Peter Jericevich and Mark Coebergh.
All camps will run from 10:00 – 12:00 at either YMCA School Pitches, Tung Chung or King’s Park, Kowloon.
U6 – U12 = anyone born between 2009-2016
U13 – U18 = anyone born between 2004-2008
(Age groups will be split during the camp).
Registration is now open with limited spaces available!
To register go toRead More
After a very long wait, DB Pirates Netball Seniors welcomed their first game of the season this week in their classy new kit, designed locally by one of our own! Featuring a decorative skull motif across the front and back in our club colours of green and black, with a sassy white shoulder. Everyone loved getting back on the court, and although the Black Pearls, featured here, didn’t have a win, they felt winners anyway just getting out and playing after such a long hiatus.
Also featured are the Jolly Rogers, Black Jacks and Swashbucklers. Go Pirates!Read More
Thinking of becoming a Level 1 referee or a U8 and L1 rugby coach?
The HKRU are running referee and coaching courses over the next few months which they would like to invite all interested DB Pirate players, coaches, and other members of the community to attend. Find out more about it on our DB Pirates Coaches’ Corner page here.
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