FOUNDED: 1922 HKFC10s: Debut HIGHLIGHTS: 450+ players with international caps
Captain Geoffrey Crawshay took the first ever team to play against Devonport Services in 1922 but, as we get to the end of the Crawshay’s Centenary season, the ethos and standards that our founder instilled remain even now. Renowned for our expansive approach to the game, we are committed to giving talented young people, who may not have had the openings for all sorts of reason, the opportunity to showcase their ability on a stage, and in places, that they would not normally have the chance to do so. Examples of this culture, in the last 12 months, are a Senior Squad call up, two Under 20’s Internationals, and two Under 18’s squad members; taken to play
on a Crawshay’s trip, they thrived as players and individuals, and were discovered. Our history is littered with similar stories that took young rugby players to the heights of British Lions tours and International captaincy all within 12 months of making
their Crawshay’s debut.
There have been many tours by both the Senior
and Youth XV’s on 4 Continents and to 23 different countries including 7’s and 10’s Tournaments previously in Hong Kong.
Since 1922 over 500 players have represented the Club at either Youth or Senior level and have gone on to represent the senior Welsh team. Other players have gone on to represent the senior international teams of England, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, USA, Canada, Malta, South Africa and New Zealand. Following older Welsh Internationals Phil Bennett and JPR Williams, notable current and recent International players who have played for Crawshay’s include Ryan Jones, Shane Williams, Dan Lydiate, Richard Hibbard, Rhys Webb and Ken Owens, of Wales and the England players Mauritz Botha and Tom Wood.