Andrew Ferris and Tom Mahony have touched down in Hong Kong to play for Valley Rugby Club and work for Societe Generale.
From Valley Rugby Club:
Societe Generale with Valley RFC are excited to announce the arrival of Andrew Ferris and Thomas Mahony. Andrew and Thomas are going to integrate the teams of Societe Generale’s Global Markets Division in Hong Kong and will be part of the premiership squad for Valley RFC. This initiative is part of an association we have with the Sydney Easts rugby club, which is also sponsored by Societe Generale. Andrew Ferris, who is 23 years old and a former Australian Schools representative, is a halfback and a Sydney University graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Commercial Law. Andrew will be a great asset to the club. Tom Mahony, 20 years old is taking time away from his studies to take this opportunity on. He is currently midway through his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance, and is an industrious 7 who will be great in the tackle and breakdown. Guillaume Depauw (COO for Societe Generale Markets Business) commented “It is a great way for Societe Generale to find talented juniors who can demonstrate their commitment and team spirit both on the trading floor and on the rugby field.” Chairman Brett Stewien commented : "This is an exciting project that we have launched with Societe Generale, and to link with their club in Sydney is a great development for both clubs. We are very appreciative of the work of Toby Lawson and Warwick Jones to make this happen. Societe Generale are a great rugby sponsor and we look forward to seeing Andrew and Tom enjoy not only what the club has to offer but also Hong Kong in general. We hope that we will be able replicate this great initiative, as well as to exchange a few Valley players to Sydney in a similar theme in the future."