• 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 […]

  • The KB Day DECEMBER 11th

    LAST KB DAY OF THE YEAR – WE DID IT! On the 11th December 2016 was the last KB day of the year took place at ISPP field under a stunning overcast Cambodian sky. It was by far the biggest KB day we have ever handled with the presence of 540 participants (from 5 to […]

  • CAMBODIA TENS 2016

      The 2016 CAMBODIA 10’s held in late October was days of top-class rugby from our 21 participating teams. Despite some rainy conditions and plentiful mud, the three trophies were all hotly contested (Senior Mens, Old Boys, and for the first time, a Women’s competition). The Kampuchea Balopp team thanks all the players who travelled from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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).

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 […]

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The KB Day DECEMBER 11th

LAST KB DAY OF THE YEAR – WE DID IT! On the 11th December 2016 was the last KB day of the year took place at ISPP field under a stunning overcast Cambodian sky. It was by far the biggest KB day we have ever handled with the presence of 540 participants (from 5 to […]

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CAMBODIA TENS 2016

  The 2016 CAMBODIA 10’s held in late October was days of top-class rugby from our 21 participating teams. Despite some rainy conditions and plentiful mud, the three trophies were all hotly contested (Senior Mens, Old Boys, and for the first time, a Women’s competition). The Kampuchea Balopp team thanks all the players who travelled from […]

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KAMPUCHEA BALOPP GRASSROOTS DAY MAY

On the Sunday 22nd of May 2016, at the ISPP – International School of Phnom Penh, Kampuchea Balopp has organised the last Grassroots rugby day of the school year. 11 of our NGOs and School partners has answered to our invitation, and it’s more than 400 rugby players, from 8 to 17 years old, who […]

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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