FANWALK OFFERS NINJAS, FOOD & FAMILY FUN Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival returns to Lee Gardens

3 April, 2019

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The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival is returning to Lee Gardens in 2019, with the Lee Garden area set to be transformed into a carnival atmosphere with rugby-themed activities and entertainment.

After the success of last year’s Festival which was attended by tens of thousands of people, the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is again partnering with Hysan Development to transform Causeway Bay into rugby central with the Fanwalk held just a drop kick away from Hong Kong Stadium in the heart of Hong Kong’s premier shopping and entertainment district.

The action kicks off with the ever-popular Lee Gardens EGGssentially Art! – Rugby Edition on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 which will treat visitors to rugby themed Egglettes, Egg Carton upcycling workshops, special food offerings and more.

The fun then continues from Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 where people can expect plenty of family entertainment at the Fanwalk, which is located at the taxi rank at Lee Gardens One.

A state-of-the-art Ninja Course will again be at the heart of the Fanwalk with professional ninjas from Ninja Coalition set to put people aged 6 years and above through their paces. Participants will have the opportunity to race against the clock to tackle a number of obstacles across two difficulty levels including challenges such as Five Step, Sea of Balls, Hanging Bridge, Log Grip, Warped Wall and Tilted Ladder.

Silver medal Olympian, Jonathan Horton and Hollywood Stunt Woman, Tiana Webberley are just two of the ninjas who will be on hand to showcase their talent and offer guidance.

Horton has competed in the popular television show American Ninja warrior five times and said he was excited to bring the Ninja Coalition course to Hong Kong.

There will be a range of entertainment across the three days from international and local acts and performers. As well as live music, there will be appearances from look-a-likes including Mr. Bean, John Travolta and Wai Bei – the Sevens Mascot.

The kids will be entertained by stilt walkers, face painting, Hong Kong Caricatures, live action dinosaurs, jugglers, acrobatics, living statues and more.

Fans will also be able to cheer along their favorite team with live games of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament being broadcast on a big screen.

 

 

Mark Tung, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Hysan Development, said Hysan was delighted to be hosting the Fanwalk at Lee Gardens again.

“Kids and their families had such a wonderful time last year battling out at the Ninja course, cheering their favourite Sevens teams on in front of big screens, and just being entertained by dozens of fabulous street performers throughout the weekend,” he said.

“This year’s Fanwalk will again complement all the in-stadium activities with games, food and entertainment. It is definitely a great venue for the family to spend a rugby-themed weekend!”

Sam Pinder, CEO of REAL Sports and Entertainment which leads the Hong Kong Sevens for the HKRU, said it was rewarding to see the tournament’s associated Festival continue to grow.

“We are very excited to be able to share the Sevens with the whole community through the Fanwalk as well as through our new fanzone, Sevens Central, at the Central Harbourfront,” he said.

“This year’s Festival will add even more colour and fun to this vibrant weekend, while bringing the world’s best rugby party to the heart of Hong Kong.”

Hong Kong Sevens co-title sponsors HSBC and Cathay Pacific will also have rugby activations at the Hysan Forecourt as part of the festivities, and there will be plenty of food offerings from retailers including Butchers Club Food Truck, Good BBQ and HeyTea.

This year BELGOS Bar, which is right across the road from the Ninja Course, will also join the festivities as the official bar of the Fanwalk.

The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is proud of being an “M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolising intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar.

For more information visit hksevens.com