The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

While writing these notes, it has just occurred to me that I am either wishing you all a happy upcoming holiday, welcome back from a holiday, or general holiday wishes in some respect - how wonderful! With Easter holidays just around the corner, may I wish you all an excellent break, be it for the last of the ski season, cherry blossoms in Japan or the build up to the Rugby 7’s. Safe travels and a fantastic 7’s!

As we continue to move ever closer to the completion of the Masterplan, having confirmed opening hours, I therefore draw your attention to the revised dress codes and Club smoking policies – on opposite page - to ensure the smoothest possible opening of our new facilities.

Forthcoming Events

As you are aware, the Club’s biggest event of the year, Annual Garden Party, is scheduled on Sunday 6th May. Five-hours of regular and innovative entertainment for all the family. Guest booking is open from 1st April so please book your place early.

Since Mid-March, the Video Library has been showing children’s movies every weekend and public holidays. Details of show times and films will be posted inside the Video Library

From 29th April, Sunday Splash-in will be back. From 5.30pm, fun floaties will be available in the Pool.

DotCod

For those who enjoy an evening with dinner and show, come join us at DotCod Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar on Saturday 26th May. A trouble-free all-inclusive package is on sale for dinner at DotCod, VIP tickets for “Evita” plus a shuttle bus between DotCod and Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Booking deadline is Friday 27th April. For enquiry, please email to hkccevents@hkcc.org.

Swimming Pool Complex

Thank you all for your positive feedback on the new Pool access corridor. This has certainly allowed for a smoother and safer access point for all Members and their children. Please be reminded that the wearing of bathing costumes is restricted to the Swimming Pool Complex. Members and Guests including children should change prior to entry to any other part of the Club’s premises and ground. Please be reminded that as summer approaches, no Guests may enter the Swimming Pool Complex on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday.

Rugby

Earlier last month, you were informed that, after a great deal of discussions, the HKCC and HKCC Rugby Committee have mutually agreed that it would be to the benefit of the development of Rugby, if the Rugby Section were to join HKU Sandy Bay to form a top-down unified Rugby Club separate from HKCC.

Rugby will remain a core sport at HKCC. We are currently focused on successfully transitioning the rugby teams to HKU Sandy Bay. Once the transition is complete we will start the process of developing a Rugby section with a focus on player development and participation outside of performance rugby and aligned with our Articles.

I will take this opportunity to wish our departing HKCC Rugby players and HKU Sandy Bay the very best of fortune on and off the pitch.

 

Kieran Hale
General Manager
kieranhale@hkcc.org