A campus TV programme about rugby


Dear Ms Chan,


After doing a research about the local Hong Kong sporting event, I would like to suggest producing a programme about rugby. As rugby has been played in Hong Kong as long as horses have been racing in Happy Valley, this sport has a long history and we hope our students can know more about this fascinating activity.


Since the programme will only last for 30 minutes, we cannot include too much content. We are going to divide it into three parts, which involve the history of rugby, local Hong Kong rugby competitions and the social outreach of rugby. For the history section, we will briefly introduce the background information of rugby, like the origin, the rules and when rugby started to become popular in Hong Kong. Moreover, we will let the classmates learn about what kinds of rugby competitions are being held in Hong Kong, especially the Hong Kong Rugby Seven. It is the biggest rugby events on the Asian sporting calendar and it welcomes 28 international teams. For a remarkable competition like this, we will present it in the programme specifically. For the last section, we mainly promote the causes and the work that is done by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. Regardless of age, ability and background, the union is committed to bringing the enjoyable game of rugby and its value adds benefits to the community through various on-going initiatives, like the Rugby English Action Learning, the Rugby Educational Scholarship or so on. We wish to encourage the classmates to get involved in rugby or they can at least have some knowledge about it.


We understand that the contents of the programme are quite factual, so we will make it interesting in order to attract more schoolmates to watch it.  Instead of plainly presenting the factual history, we will invite four students from the Drama Team to have a role play. We believe that this method can greatly arouse schoolmates’ interest. On top of this, we have already contacted the men’s national rugby team, whom we are going to have an interview with. The athletes are all of high caliber as they have participated several international competitions before. By interviewing them, the schoolmates can have a closer look at what ruby is. Also, they will probably find it surprising if we include the photos of some of our classmates who play rugby outside the school. We will invite them to have a 2-minute sharing regarding rugby in the last section of the programme.


We all reckon that this programme would be a great chance for promoting the local sporting event to the schoolmates. This helps to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding about rugby. I am looking forward to your opinion about the programme.



Chris Wong