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.
UPDATE: 14 July 2020.
The advertised Summer Netball Program has regrettably been placed on hold and will remain so until the COVID-19 restrictions are again lifted. Please follow all social distancing recommendations and hopefully we can reinstate the program as soon as possible.
The DB Pirates are excited to be able to offer Summer Netball for the first time!
Over the 5 weeks in July, on Thursday evenings, we welcome players of all levels and abilities to come have a run on court. This is for girls/women that played last year, those that haven’t played in years, or those that want to try it out for the first time – EVERYONE is welcome!
The format will be varied each week but will include: warm up, match play, netball related games, and for the ladies timeslot, possibly a mixed netball evening.
Sessions will be drop in, come every week or just once. Ladies are welcome for 1 or 2 hours.
- 5-6pm – 8-10 yr olds
- 6-7pm – 10-14 yr olds
- 7-9pm – Ladies netball (14yrs old and up)
Venue: DC Indoor level 2 gym
Dates: 2 July • 9 July • 6 July • 23 July • 30 July
Terms: All attendees are expected to adhere to the school and government regulations.
Please wear a mask when entering and leaving the school and if you meet any of the following criteria, you may not attend these sessions:
1) Been out of the country within 14 days.
2) been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19.
3) Have a fever or feel slightly unwell.
If you have any questions, please contact Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download our Summer Netball flyer here:
DB Pirates Limited
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:00pm Via Zoom
Notice is hereby given of the DB Pirates Limited Annual General Meeting as follows :-
Date : Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Time : 7 pm
Venue : Conducted as a Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 898 4588 9108
This advance notice is in accordance with the Companies Ordinance. Members as such have sufficient time to provide proposed resolutions to be tabled at the meeting. This needs to be done 14 days prior to the meeting date.
- Opening – Who are We?
- The “Season” that’s been
- Approval of minutes FY2019 AGM
- Our Club’s Financial position
- Financial Summary of Audited Financial Statements as at 31 May 2019 (FY2019)
- Approval of FY2019 Accounts
- Financial Summary of draft unaudited financial statements as at 31 May 2020 (FY2020)
- Managing challenges ahead
- Hear from the Club Reps for each sport
- Statutory Procedures
- Appointment of Auditors
- Appointment of Directors
- Other Proposed Resolutions
- Closing – The changing tides require change in strides – What to expect from the Club Reps, and what the Club Reps expect of you
Please send to: email@example.com
Questions in advance:
Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(We will aim to address this through the content or as part of the Q&A)
While there has been no sport for the past few months, it doesn’t mean your DB Pirates Club Representatives (the DB Pirates Board) have been doing nothing. On the contrary, we have all been meeting weekly, if not twice weekly to use this hiatus as an opportunity to reboot.
Coming up this week, we will be launching not only a brand new website, but also moving the entire club across to the TEAM SNAP App for all team management, registration and kit ordering.
Communications are improved through our brand new Mailchimp system, featuring Pirate Mail, there ‘ll be up to date posts on Facebook and instagram, plus we have exciting plans for a club-wide Season Kick-Off Party in the next few months, once social distancing restrictions have been relaxed.
We also welcome several new Club Representatives to the management team: James Ford representing Hockey and Laurence Wilkinson as head of Minis, to the management team.
Volunteers and Sponsors:
There are never enough volunteers, and many hands make light work. Please consider how you can add your time and talents to the club.
We are still calling for more sponsors in this very difficult time for many businesses. A partnership with The DB Pirates can bring mutual benefits and great opportunities for member engagement.
We’re in this together and we need our Pirates Community more than ever!
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.Read More
Wow. What a crazy year for all of us. Sadly most competition has ended prematurely as we all try to isolate and stay safe from the Covid-19 Virus.
However, there is still reason to celebrate.
We would like to continue to acknowledge our best players, coaches and contributors to our teams, and are now asking teams to vote, as in other years. We are now seeking nominations to the list of awards shown below and kindly ask that they be submitted to email@example.com no later than Friday 24th April. Winners will be announced shortly after.
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.
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.
“Beyond the Call of Duty”
This 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 deserves 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.
Send us your nominations here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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