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COVID RESTRICTION UPDATES Jan 18

Jan 7, 2022

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.


HOCKEY

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.


DRAGON BOATING

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.

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Volunteer coaches upskill to Coacherees

Dec 7, 2021

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:
Colin Batchelor
Denny Hones
Vikrant Ganeriwal
Daniel Monterosso
Brandon Ross
Andrew Ryder
Linda Sim
Lyndon Morant
Alistair Williams

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.

Merry Christmas!
Simon Tasker

Rugby Head Coach
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Good luck everyone!

Oct 1, 2021
I want to wish all the coaches and players the very best of luck ahead of the new 21/22 season. After almost 2 seasons of inconsistent rugby, I am pleased to announce that rugby officially kicks off for the club in October! Minis, Youth and Seniors will all be hoping that all the hard work during the off-season will be paying dividends in the months to come.
 
I urge the community to get behind our players and join me in wishing them the best of luck for the season. 
 
– Simon Tasker
Head of Rugby
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Junior Netball continues to train at DC College this season.

Sep 13, 2021

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.

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19 parent coaches complete the L1 course

Aug 23, 2021

 

Congratulations to all 19 of our newly qualified parent coaches that braved the heat on Sunday the 22nd of August and successfully completed the World Rugby L1 course.  
 
As the Head of Rugby, I was honoured to be able to run and deliver the course to our community.  And I was proud to see the level of professionalism and commitment that our coaches brought to the course. I wish the newly qualified coaches all the best for the upcoming season and look forward to seeing them put into practice the skills they’ve learnt. 
 
As a Rugby Club we are committed to providing the best possible experience to all of our players, as well as training opportunities to all of our coaches, so if you are interested in upskilling another L1 course will be popping up in the very near future.

Simon Tasker

Head of Rugby

Discovery Bay Pirates
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Winners at 2021 Kellet Island Cup for our Dragon Boaters

Jun 15, 2021

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 head_dragonboat@dbpirates.com if you are keen to give this crazy sport a try – men and women, all ages, all fitness levels.

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Summer Rugby Camps – book now!

May 30, 2021

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.

Age bands: 

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 to

https://hongkongscottish.com/events/

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Netball off to a classy new season!

Nov 3, 2020

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!

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Halloween haunts hockey

Nov 3, 2020

Lots of horror last Saturday as the hockey cohort embraced all the fun of halloween.

It’s great to be able to get out again and train, and of course have lots of fun in the process.

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Announcing new HKRU Summer Referee and Coaching courses

Jul 19, 2020

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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