ORSA AGM 2013

UPDATE: 15th April2013 (Various items updated).

The Hong Kong RSC will proudly host the 2013 ORSA AGM !

We will be hosting the ORSA AGM to coincide with the annual Hong Kong Soccer 7s and this has been confirmed to take place from Friday 24th May until Sunday 26th May 2013. FYI the Scottish Cup final will be held that weekend too.
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Our initial outline plan is to start hosting the festivities on the Wednesday as that is the traditional day of the week that the players will arrive and it just so happens that there is a race meeting going to be held at Happy Valley racecourse that night! Did we also mention that Wednesday night is “Ladies Night” in Wan Chai where in most pubs women drink for free?!
FYI, the players tend to depart on a late evening flight on the Monday, so if you are thinking of coming along I would recommend coming from the Wednesday to the Monday at least.
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As mentioned previously, both a Rangers Youth and Masters team will be coming out to play in the tournament. At present we don’t know the youth squad, but the Masters team has been confirmed as follows:
1. Andy Goram
2. Scott Nisbet
3. Arthur Numan
4. Marvin Andrews
5. Alex Rae
6. Derek Ferguson
7. Jorg Albertz
8. Charlie Miller
9. Michael Mols
10. Mark Walters
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Also, please find a link to download our  latest Schedule of Events (Revision 4). We will re-issue a new revision should any of the below change.
2013-04-15 ORSA HK 2013 – Schedule of Events (Rev4)
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For you information, the players are duw to arrive in the afternoon of Wednesday, 22nd May and depart on the evening of Monday, 27th May.
The above schedule also allows for some good opportunities for a bit of sightseeing too!
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Tickets for the Events are now on sale!!!
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Soccer 7s:
http://soccersevens.ticketflap.com/
Saturday Night Main ORSA Dinner / Junk trip:
http://www.eventbrite.hk/event/5407953334
Official Soccer 7s Sportsman’s Dinner:
http://www.eventbrite.hk/event/6201738567
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First things first, if you are thinking of  coming from overseas, one of the best place to look for flights is Skyscanner
This site tends to offer the best rates going, however it’s always worth checking with your local travel agent.
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With regards to hotels, we’ve not had much luck negotiating a group rate with any of the hotels we had in mind. It’s the nature of the beast that Hong Kong is a top tourist destination, so the hotels don’t need to offer any deals as such as they know they will be busy.
In saying that, deals can always be found if you book in advance through the likes of AsiaRooms or Expedia. Zuji is also a great resource to explore. Or if you prefer, you can check out AirBnB.
So our recommendation now is to go ahead and book a hotel directly yourself as there are lots of decent deals out there at the moment.
It should be noted that hotel rooms in Hong Kong are small unless you are booking 5*
To assist you, please have a look at our dedicated Google Map for the ORSA event which can be viewed here:
http://goo.gl/maps/cD1EE
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On this map we have listed a number of hotels in 2 locations in Hong Kong; Causeway Bay and Wanchai.
Causeway Bay is close to the Hong Kong Football Club where the Soccer 7s will take place.
Wan Chai is one of the main bar districts in Hong Kong and where “Amici” is – that is our home pub.
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As you will see from the map, both are very close to each other anyway, so no more than 5 minutes away in a taxi, which are cheap and plentiful.
So it really boils down to where you want to be close to. The tournament or the pubs 😉
It should be noted that Wan Chai is the traditional red light area of Hong Kong, so it has its share of “girlie” bars, but these are fairly discreet, plus there are a huge number of fine upstanding establishments in the area. It just might not be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s fine though and actually has a great atmosphere.
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For our events we host during the festivities, these will be done as close to cost price as possible. We are not in this to turn a profit as we know people will be spending a lot of money to get to Hong Kong in the first place. The race night at Happy Valley will most likely be a night down in the beer garden next to the paddock. The cost for entry here is HK$10! It’s actually the best place to be and has the best atmosphere.
We then expect to host 2 further events and where possible we will try and negotiate drinks packages to make sure everyone gets their monies worth!
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When we have a better idea of numbers coming the convention, then we can start planning our events in earnest, so if you are coming please let us know!
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Also, please get in touch if you would like any further information or if you have any questions to info@rangers.hk
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Here is a clip of the promo video for the 2012 Soccer 7s:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9DEmx8lTFU
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And also a great video that showcases Hong Kong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Z6QKC1hjc
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See you in Hong Kong!
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Posted August 23, 2012 by hongkongranger