• 10462354_372772936235347_5692456875008289140_n

    A meeting with Jerome Alfonsi

    At the end of July, we had to say goodbye to Jerome Alfonsi, a lover of rugby, coach of the Rahus (Phnom Penh Team) and PE teacher at Lycée Descartes. He had a key role in the development of sport and especially rugby in Cambodia. He was a significant support for Kampuchea Balopp. Two months […]

  • 13151681_1029506273808102_5336463205489523830_n

    KB Rugby Field Official Inauguration !

    For a number of years Kampuchea Balopp has contributed to the development and education of Cambodian youth through sport.  Through the program, it provides educators and moral values which are essential to the sports development and well-being of the children. During this time, we have forged strong links with a growing number of NGOs from […]

  • 25

    Bangkok Tens: Cambodian Women team on the podium !

    The first Cambodian club team to participate in the prestigious Bangkok International Rugby Tens Tournament, returned back to Phnom Penh this Monday with a lot of wonderful images in their heads and the knowledge that they had exceeded everyone’s expectations.  The 16 women rugby players, trained weekly by Kampuchea Balopp, did a remarkable job in […]

  • 48

    Saint Valentine’s Rugby Tournament !

    On the 14th of February 2016, Kampuchea Balopp was excited to invite 8 teams (6 women + 2 boys) for a nice and fun rugby tournament. For this special occasion, we had the great pleasure to welcome 5 British Referees who came with a luggage full of new rugby balls ! Those referees, who come […]

  • IMG_2967

    The launch of the CDIDF program with Krousar Thmey !

    This week, Krousar Thmey Foundation and Kampuchea Balopp have started a huge and passionate project: Sport sessions for ALL the deaf and blind student of Phnom Penh Thmey School! 25 hours of Physical Education session every week in order to give access to sport to more than 150 disabled children ! So proud to be […]

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).

10462354_372772936235347_5692456875008289140_n

A meeting with Jerome Alfonsi

At the end of July, we had to say goodbye to Jerome Alfonsi, a lover of rugby, coach of the Rahus (Phnom Penh Team) and PE teacher at Lycée Descartes. He had a key role in the development of sport and especially rugby in Cambodia. He was a significant support for Kampuchea Balopp. Two months […]

Learn More
13151681_1029506273808102_5336463205489523830_n

KB Rugby Field Official Inauguration !

For a number of years Kampuchea Balopp has contributed to the development and education of Cambodian youth through sport.  Through the program, it provides educators and moral values which are essential to the sports development and well-being of the children. During this time, we have forged strong links with a growing number of NGOs from […]

Learn More
25

Bangkok Tens: Cambodian Women team on the podium !

The first Cambodian club team to participate in the prestigious Bangkok International Rugby Tens Tournament, returned back to Phnom Penh this Monday with a lot of wonderful images in their heads and the knowledge that they had exceeded everyone’s expectations.  The 16 women rugby players, trained weekly by Kampuchea Balopp, did a remarkable job in […]

Learn More
48

Saint Valentine’s Rugby Tournament !

On the 14th of February 2016, Kampuchea Balopp was excited to invite 8 teams (6 women + 2 boys) for a nice and fun rugby tournament. For this special occasion, we had the great pleasure to welcome 5 British Referees who came with a luggage full of new rugby balls ! Those referees, who come […]

Learn More
IMG_2967

The launch of the CDIDF program with Krousar Thmey !

This week, Krousar Thmey Foundation and Kampuchea Balopp have started a huge and passionate project: Sport sessions for ALL the deaf and blind student of Phnom Penh Thmey School! 25 hours of Physical Education session every week in order to give access to sport to more than 150 disabled children ! So proud to be […]

Learn More