The Story of URFC

University Rugby Football Club was established in 2001 to develop local players from within the Hong Kong University community. While always maintaining this ethos, and enjoying success along the way, URFC has grown as a club, not only seeking to foster young Hong Kong rugby talent but also a high level of social rugby. 

The club attracts members from Hong Kong and abroad drawing in seasoned social players, players wanting to get back into the game and those who are yet to experience the joys of contact rugby. Fielding teams across multiple divisions of play ensures that our members can compete at their desired level. 

Home is Sandy Bay, Hong Kong’s only seaside pitch, where we have weekly training sessions run by our qualified coaching staff and also where we play most of our games. The rugby season runs from September to March every year. Trainings are Tuesday and Thursday nights during the season, and we play touch down at Sandy Bay during the summer as well.

Full year membership dues are between HK$650 and HK$1,300. Members are registered with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, receive playing kit and social shirt, are invited to all our club sponsored social events, and receive an allotment of Hong Kong Sevens Tickets.

Students and under 25s receive membership discounts.

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Since its creation in 2001, the URFC has always encouraged HKU students to get involved in rugby. Hong Kong University is the only tertiary rugby team that competes in league play year round, which helps their performance in the various varsity competitions which occur throughout the year, including the varsity 7s and HKRFU varsity 15s championship held every Spring. HKU students are encouraged to come out and try their hand at “passing, running and tackling”.

Student Discounts: Membership fees are discounted for students. (Annual membership costs are less than a night out in Lan Kwai Fong, so you can afford to join us!)

Exchange students coming to Hong Kong University are also invited to spice up their exchange experience. No need to stay in the dormitory alone on a Saturday night. Joining URFC has been described by countless exchange students as “the best decision they ever made.” We have teams for beginners and seasoned players. Don’t miss this opportunity.


The Ladies “Unicorns” rugby team grew organically from the Hong Kong University community. The Unicorns compete in league play and numerous tournaments throughout the year. Expected to attend all club social events, the Unicorns are outstanding contributors to the club and we wouldn’t be the same without them!


Chairman Aaron Bleasdale
Vice Chairman Shawn Vessey
Vice Chairman Midas Mok
Treasurer Andrew Couch
Secretary Arthur Fang
URFC Coach Matt Gibbs
URFC Coach Alex Poole
HKU Liaison Alvin Wong
Unicorns Coach Antonie Laulan/ Henry Yeung
Unicorns Manager Monica Ariwi