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April 3, 2018 Sports No Comments Email Email

To celebrate the partnership between HSBC and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs), the first ever HSBC Community Day will be launched on 5 April. Together with a variety of rugby activations around the city, the initiative aims to promote the idea that the sport gives people a sense of belonging. Bringing the spirit of rugby to the wider community makes the event the perfect lead up to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

HSBC Community Day

As the proud co-title sponsor of Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and an early supporter of TWGHs, HSBC shares the success of its sponsorship of rugby with the local community through this new initiative.

This year, the HSBC Community Day offers a unique opportunity for the people of Hong Kong and their families to show care and support to those in need, whilst sharing in the excitement of a fun day out with the Hong Kong community. Don’t miss inspirational performances by The Unsung Heroes, a choir comprising of more than 70 foreign domestic workers, and the E Major Ensemble, pioneered by TWGHs Elderly Services Section.

As an extension of the HSBC Try Rugby programme, and to promote Rugby Sevens to a wider local audience, Olympic swimmer and HSBC Community Day ambassador, Stephanie Au, will be present as a show of support and be involved in the excitement of the day. As a sports enthusiast, she will share her first-hand experience of taking part in a recreational sport, as well as learning the basics of rugby, followed by a meet and greet session with those attending the HSBC Community Day. All children aged between 5 and 12 are welcome to try out the coaching clinics for free.

An array of community activities will be set up to celebrate the HSBC Community Day, including:

  • Seven interactive game booths with exciting giveaways showcasing TWGHs social and educational services projects sponsored by HSBC, including large scale projects Intelligent Robot for SEN (Special Educational Needs) Children Learning – Robot4SEN Project and Parents Academy
  • Live dance and band performances by TWGHs DARE Performance Teams
  • Special choir performances by the Unsung Heroes and E Major Ensemble
  • Roaming performers, including balloon twisters, plate spinners, jugglers and stilt walkers
  • Meet and greet with Olympic swimmer and HSBC Community Day ambassador Stephanie Au
  • Free HSBC Try Rugby coaching clinics open to kids aged 5 to 12
  • Rugby games at HSBC Try Rugby Zone
  • Food and beverage kiosks that offer a wide variety of Eastern and Western choices

Event details:

HSBC Community Day (5 April)

Location: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay

Thursday, 5 April14:00-18:00

 

Meet and greet with Stephanie Au: 16:20-16:30

 

HSBC Try Rugby Coaching Clinics for the public*:

Session 1 – 15:45-16:30

Sesson 2 – 16:30-17:15

 

*Register on a first-come-first-served basis

In addition to the HSBC Community Day, HSBC is once again bringing the fun of rugby to the wider community by presenting the much-anticipated HSBC Sevens Village, which is adjacent to the Hong Kong Stadium!

HSBC Sevens Village

Bring the whole family along and enjoy the exciting activities on offer at this year’s HSBC Sevens Village. The HSBC Sevens Village will be open to the public free of charge, from 6 to 8 April, at the Indian Recreation Club located opposite the Hong Kong Stadium. From live screenings of almost every match of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, to various rugby challenges in the HSBC Try Rugby Zone, there is something for everyone. Children can also enjoy other activities such as face painting and meeting the Hong Kong rugby team mascot.

Key highlights

  • Watch live match footage on the giant screen and enjoy live entertainment
  • Challenge yourself with interactive activities at the HSBC Try Rugby Zone, where you will get the chance to win some fantastic prizes
  • Have fun at the HSBC Try Rugby Zone with face painting for the little ones
  • Meet Wai Bei, the Hong Kong rugby team mascot
  • HSBC Premier customers can redeem a free breakfast for two by simply presenting their HSBC Premier ATM/Credit card at HSBC Sevens Village at Golden Pig from 8:00am on Saturday, 7 April and 8:30am on Sunday, 8 April. Offer on a first-come-first-served basis.

HSBC Try Rugby Zones

 The HSBC Try Rugby programme is a successful grassroots initiative, designed to educate and inspire Physical Education teachers and children in local primary schools about the game of rugby by introducing the basic skills. As the programme is now in its second year, HSBC is celebrating its successes by setting up HSBC Try Rugby Zones in the HSBC Sevens Village and at Hysan Place.

HSBC welcomes everyone to come and have a taste of the rugby fun in an environment tailored for children, and with a number of exciting games at the HSBC Sevens Village:

  • Tackle Evasion

Test your footwork and feinting skills while you run across the field from one end to the other while dodging panels that light up

  • Power Challenge

Breakthrough the defence to score a try with your effective leg drive

  • Passing Challenge

Test your reaction skills and accuracy by catching and passing the ball into the goals

  • HSBC Mini Pitch

There will be HSBC Try Rugby coaching clinics* open for kids aged 5 to 12 on a first-come-first-served basis during the weekend. Roaming performances will take place on the Mini Pitch to spice up your day!

Can’t wait until April? Starting from Saturday 24 March, the HSBC Try Rugby Zone at Hysan Place will be open for the public to “Try Rugby” in the city centre!

  • Passing Challenge

Test your passings skills by weaving through tackle bags and pass the ball to receiving players in 1 minute

  • Tackling Challenge

Challenge your reaction speed by striking out the lights on three targets before they go out

  • Try Challenge

Dig out rugby balls in the foam pit and score a try as quickly as possible

  • Wai Bei Photo Experience

Take a photo with our beloved Hong Kong rugby team mascot Wai Bei

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for children aged 12 and under to win mini-rugby balls and prizes at both Hysan Place and the HSBC Sevens Village. You will also get a chance to meet a Hong Kong Rugby Team member or an international rugby legend during one of their surprise visits. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most exciting sporting events in Hong Kong!

Event details:

HSBC Sevens Village (6 to 8 April)

Location: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay

Friday, 6 April11:00-23:00

Saturday, 7 April08:00-23:00

Sunday, 8 April08:30-23:00

(The HSBC Try Rugby Zone will be closed at 19:30 on Friday and 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday)

Hysan Place HSBC Try Rugby (24 March to 8 April)

Location: 1/F Atrium Hysan Place, Causeway Bay

Weekends & Public Holidays: 10:00-22:00

Weekdays: 12:00-14:00 & 16:00-22:00

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