The Hong Kong Corporate Sevens has completed its third year as a domestic Tag Rugby competition, and continues to develop from strength to strength. The format of this Rugby Sevens event was revamped in 2016 to become a minimal contact Tag Rugby tournament, enabling both men’s and mixed teams to take part. With an emphasis on fun and fund raising, the new format reflects the inclusive and diverse nature of Hong Kong’s workforce.
The event attracts corporate teams from companies such as Savills, Swire Properties, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Macquarie. In 2016 and 2017, HKTag was involved in the co-ordination and running of the competition, providing match rules and gameplay, pre-tournament coaching and matchday referees.
As well as offering operational support, HKTag entered a team the last two years. Runners up in 2016, the squad played a tough tournament to finish at the top in the 2017 event.
Hong Kong Corporate Sevens background
The Hong Kong Corporate Sevens 2016 was revamped as a Tag rugby competition to allow it to become a much bigger and more sociable tournament, with both a men’s competition and a mixed competition running.
As such, HK Tag were invited to help in the co-ordination and running of the competition, with HK Tag providing organisation support such including match rules, pre-tournament coaching and the matchday referees.
We also entered a HK Tag committee team into the men’s competition, the HK Tag Gazelles. The HK Tag Gazelles finished runner’s up, losing in the final to Swire Property, but managed to take home the titles of tournament top scorers and Player of the Tournament.
The day was a fantastic success with a record 20 teams taking part and an estimated $1 million HKD raised for the Deaf Rugby Programme. HK Tag were delighted to be part of a such a worthwhile cause, as well as being able to capitalise a considerable amount of exposure for the sport amongst corporations and players alike which will undoubtedly prove extremely beneficial for the code moving forward.