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Hong Kong Rugby League

23 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

Hi everyone.


Many of you may know me. Ive been posting here for over a decade and I love Rugby League particularly International Rugby League. Like many of you I want to see our game played around the globe.


I live in Hong Kong (I'm an Aussie from Brisbane) and work in the education system. I have an educational and professional background in Business, Sport Management and Marketing.


I have been reflecting on getting Rugby League up in Hong Kong for a while. And recent discussion in the forum on the Mexico thread has encouraged me to post this topic.


Obviously what ever is done needs to be balanced and sustainable. Not based on any one person. It also can't be just an expats league, there needs to be proper and determined efforts to get Hong Kongers playing. 


Things could begin as an interest group, gathering and recruiting the people we need to make a go of it.


There is an expat Australian population of 90,000 and then you have your people from the UK and NZ. Hk is a well known place to many and it is close to travel from Australia.


I also believe there are many of us out there with links to Hong Kong, or who have visited or work there.


One thing I do know, starting a Rugby League is one of the hardest things you can do and I wouldn't want to be taking any backward steps.