The HK 12’s Tournament
On Saturday the 1st of August a small yet vocal contingent of players traveled from Vietnam, Indonesia and China to participate in the Hong Kong 12’s tournament.
A strong standard of footy was on display across 6 competitive pool matches. Whilst the two Hong Kong teams squared off in the Grand Final, the international flavour of the day was continued as a number of touring players were imbedded into both sides.
The (Hong Kong) Dark Side Dragons took the trophy after playing consistently good football all day in trying summer conditions.
The day was made possible through the hard work of many individuals behind the scenes. President Mark Mastores and Operations Manager Tim Smith worked tirelessly in executing the logistics and management of the the event. Despite a significant conflict of interest and questionable morals SuperCoach Chris Barr did a great job in directing both Hong Kong teams. Justin Barbaro behind the goals and microphone. Inspirational skipper Dom Dunn for another memorable performance during the post match wrap up.
The umpires; Deano, Wazza and DV all performed to a standard far higher than that seen each weekend in the AFL.
The Business end of the Season
The HK Dragons are now moving towards the business end of the Asian AFL Season. The largest and most prestiges trophy up for grabs in the region is the Asian Championship. This will be played in Bangkok on the 17th of October against the strongest 15 teams from around Asia. The HK Dragons have a strong and competitive history of performing well at ‘The Champs’; winning 5 titles since the competitions inception in the early 2000’s. In the lead up to October tournament the Dragons will be lifting the training schedule to 3 times per week and a number of intra-club matches will be played to determine the final touring squad.
Grand Final Function 2015
The Hong Kong Dragons are excited about once again joining forces with our friends at the Australian Association to co-host the AFL Grand Final Function of 2015. With a full spread buffet on from 11am and all the action live on the big screen, the Dragons are expecting a large turnout from the wider AFL-loving community. This year, more than ever, the Dragons look forward to using Grand Final Day to showcase the great game to some of our international players.