Po Leung Kuk - Tackling Life
December 2015, the boots were back on and the Hong Kong Corporate Sevens took on another new challenge.
So Kon Po and the Indian Recreation Club came alive with the buzz of rugby and family activities and the weather was slightly kinder than 2014! Fourteen companies/ teams joined in the fun to see who would take home the silverware and be crowned King of the Sevens.
Savills together with their Gold sponsor the Macquarie Group, Silver sponsor KPMG, the HKRU Charity Foundation and the Po Leung Kuk set their sights high in an effort to raise sufficient funds to support the Tackling Life Programme for the next 2 years (2016 / 2017).
Launched in 2012 the Tackling Life programme now has almost 3,000 children under the age of 12 playing rugby on a weekly basis. Coached by talented HKRU staff and PLK teaching staff, the programme aims to introduce children to rugby and use the sport as a medium to encourage a healthy and positive lifestyle. Sessions focus on building confidence and self-esteem alongside developing teamwork and interpersonal skills allowing the children to use English in a non-traditional learning environment.
It was with great pride that a cheque for HK$700,000 was handed over to Dr. Eleanor Kwok, Chairlady of Po Leung. As a result of the continued support, the first PLK affiliated primary schools rugby team was formed in March 2017.
Earlier this year, two U12 mixed teams were selected from the 20 PLK primary schools to participate in the 4th Beijing International Touch Tournament on 20 and 21 May. They each played 4 games. One team took 3rd place and the other team 1st place. The kids had a fantastic trip and we are beaming with pride . Well done PLK U12’s! This is a tremendous new initiative, very exciting for all the kids, and of course would not have been possible without the support of the Corporate 7’s sponsors and supporters.
Tackling Life can now thrive for another 2 years: made possible by the wonderful support from teams, sponsors and spectators …THANK YOU !