• CAMBODIA TENS 2017

    SPREAD THE WORDS! DATES ARE SET… We are very excited to announce the CAMBODIA TENS 2017 edition will take place this year on the 28 & 29 of OCTOBER in Phnom Penh. We welcome again WOMEN’s contact, MEN’s contact and OLD BOYS (+35) contact teams to register to this great social competition 10-a-side. Registration form […]

  • The Good Sport Campaign

    KB is running a campaign for 2017 to highlight an important message that our Sports Educators will pass on to the children under the KB program. Areas that are highlighted are gender equality and the eradication of violence as a means to resolve conflict. Todd Smith and Sreymom from Ripple Effect Cambodia spent a day […]

  • Interview with Sokno (Krousar Thmey)

    Sreyno is a 16 years old deaf girl, studying in Grade 8 at Krousar Thmey special school and in the nearby public school (half day each every day). But above all, she is a sport lover since her childhood. A passion that Krousar Thmey together with Kampuchea Balopp helped to develop through rugby: “I started […]

  • The KB Day MARCH 5th

    FIRST KB DAY OF THE YEAR Our KB Day brought together 400 children for a fantastic day of sport and rugby and was made possible by the generous support of the Amaris Foundation . Also, a big thank you to the UWC South East Asia children, parents and teachers from Singapore who helped out with […]

  • RHINO GRASS ROOTS RUGBY AWARD 2016

      Kampuchea Balopp is very proud to announce that it won the Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award for 2016! The winner was announced in London on Monday the 14th of November at World Rugby’s Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx) and the trophy was presented to KB representative Frederic Hervouet by Rhino CEO Reg Clarke and former WASPS and England […]

About

Grassroots rugby at its best

Since its creation in 2012, Kampuchea Balopp (embrace the ball in Khmer) is a French registered non-profit organization that works in Cambodia assisting disadvantaged and disabled children to develop and build themselves through sports. Non-political, non-religious and non-profit, Kampuchea Balopp is registered as an association in France and is currently in the process of registering in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Our objective is to use sport as a tool of social inclusion and education for children. Through sports and Rugby in particular, children are able to develop essential human qualities like sharing, mutual respect, tolerance, team spirit and team work, as well as other social skills.

[Balopp] translates as “embrace the ball“ but means RUGBY in Khmer.

Making children smile with sports

Although Cambodia is a fast growing country, public schools and non-governmental organizations are unable to provide sufficient access to physical education. A broad lack of resources such as funding, facilities, public transportation, manpower, “Will” are recurrent, and deprive children from basic sports activities. Thirty-one percent of the population in 2011 is between 0-14 years old (World Bank Data).

The Good Sport Campaign

KB is running a campaign for 2017 to highlight an important message that our Sports Educators will pass on to the children under the KB program. Areas that are highlighted are gender equality and the eradication of violence as a means to resolve conflict. Todd Smith and Sreymom from Ripple Effect Cambodia spent a day […]

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Interview with Sokno (Krousar Thmey)

Sreyno is a 16 years old deaf girl, studying in Grade 8 at Krousar Thmey special school and in the nearby public school (half day each every day). But above all, she is a sport lover since her childhood. A passion that Krousar Thmey together with Kampuchea Balopp helped to develop through rugby: “I started […]

Learn More

CAMBODIA TENS 2017

SPREAD THE WORDS! DATES ARE SET… We are very excited to announce the CAMBODIA TENS 2017 edition will take place this year on the 28 & 29 of OCTOBER in Phnom Penh. We welcome again WOMEN’s contact, MEN’s contact and OLD BOYS (+35) contact teams to register to this great social competition 10-a-side. Registration form […]

Learn More

The KB Day MARCH 5th

FIRST KB DAY OF THE YEAR Our KB Day brought together 400 children for a fantastic day of sport and rugby and was made possible by the generous support of the Amaris Foundation . Also, a big thank you to the UWC South East Asia children, parents and teachers from Singapore who helped out with […]

Learn More

RHINO GRASS ROOTS RUGBY AWARD 2016

  Kampuchea Balopp is very proud to announce that it won the Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award for 2016! The winner was announced in London on Monday the 14th of November at World Rugby’s Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx) and the trophy was presented to KB representative Frederic Hervouet by Rhino CEO Reg Clarke and former WASPS and England […]

Learn More