THE STINGRAYS ETHOS
“Fun and enjoyment are at the core of what we do”
Stingrays Rugby Philosophy
Love for the game
To be passionate about rugby and the lessons it provides;
Treat all people fairly, respect the game and all involved.
We aim high and challenge ourselves through participation, enjoyment and inclusive participation.
We operate as a team at all times; and we accept responsibility as a whole.
To work with the wider rugby communities to improve rugby for everyone involved and strive to be increasingly inclusive to elements of the Hong Kong Community not traditionally drawn to rugby.
Stingrays Girls Section
We value the contributions of everyone involved and value the friendships that develop; and we treat all with respect.
It is clear girls and women want to play rugby and Sai Kung Stingrays is committed to providing opportunities for them and encouraging a lifelong love of the game.
We will aim to capitalise on the groundwork that has begun as a result of the previous structure and aim to develop specific inclusive developmental pathways for players at all levels to have opportunities to play, enjoy participation in, and succeed in rugby.
For women to succeed in rugby at any level, they need more opportunities to play. To deliver these opportunities for girls and women, SKS Girls’ section needs to be well supported and well-resourced.
Promote all girls to continue enjoyment elements (especially at the younger age);
Promote an inclusive attitude and language across the club to ensure inclusivity of all ability levels – understand the benefits of rugby are wide ranging and many are personality development regardless of competitive level of participation;
Share time and coaching opportunities to girls of all ability level to nurture both skills and also the ideology of participating for the love of the game;
Educate parents that rugby is truly a sport for all – gender and ability regardless;
Create female role models; incorporate U16 girls (upwards) in younger girls’ sessions;
Keep girls rugby based on FUN and develop the competitive element on top of this fundamental foundation.
SKS Girls Rugby
“Sai Kung Stingrays Rugby aims to provide an inclusive, enjoyable playing environment to foster development, sportsmanship and community in a safe and fun atmosphere.”
More girls and women are playing rugby than ever before throughout the world and Hong Kong is no exception. Sai Kung Stingrays pride themselves on their inclusivity and, as a result of this, the involvement of girls in the Club and their successes, make Sai Kung Stingrays a leader in the development of girls’ participation in the sport.
In addition to our website, the club communicates via TeamSnap, a user-friendly app that enables the team managers and coaches to manage their team easily and efficiently. Weekly training information and details of upcoming fixtures are posted here, which parents and older players can easily access. It also allows instant contact between team managers, parents and players without compromising your privacy.
Please download the Team Snap app onto your phone or mobile device to allow us to easily communicate with you and vice versa. Your team manager should be able to help you if you experience any difficulties.
The Stingrays Code for Coaches, Players and Parents
Laws of Rugby
Rugby laws are in place for the protection of all rugby players. New rugby laws are introduced as a player advances in age and becomes more aware of the dynamics associated with rugby. The following guides provide in-depth knowledge of rugby laws across all the various age groups.
Click on the link to view and save/print the rules applicable to your age group.
The HKRU’s website includes laws for each age group along with some great coaching resources and videos. www.hkrugby.com/pages/courses-resources
As part of the club’s strategy to offer quality coaching, we have implemented the requirement that all contact age group coaches be a minimum of IRB Level 1 trained. To assist with this, we have invested in coach training sessions for both Level 1 and the follow on Coacharee certification. This is an initiative that we will look to continue to ensure that both our coaches and players have the best possible resources.
Should any member wish to take up some coaching or referee training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.