Brice, Clément, Quentin, and now Félix ! Félix le Bourhis, 27 years old, is the fourth ambassador of Kampuchea Balopp and complete the KB ambassador team with Brice Dulin (Racing), Clément Poitrenaud (Stade Toulousain), and Quentin Morlaas (Diables Rouges – Rugby League). All the Kampuchea Balopp staff is welcoming with a lot of happiness Félix, inside center who play in Top14 club of Union Bordeaux Begles since 2010, and who has played two times with French national team.
As he had just finished his training preparing the opening game of the new Top14, this week end, against Castres Olympique, we took the time to discuss a bit with him:
Kampuchea Balopp: Félix, can you describe briefly your rugby career ?
Félix Le Bourhis: I’ve started rugby at the Paris University Club, from U7 to U13, then, I’ve moved to Montauban where I’ve played from U14 to Senior. Because of the financial problem of the Montauban Rugby Club, I moved to Carcassonne (Pro D2-2nd Division), and after one good season there, I moved to Bordeaux to play in Top 14. It’s been now 5 years that I am playing at the Union Bordeaux Begles.
KB: Why did you choose to become a Kampuchea Balopp ambassador ?
FLB: Because it was a good opportunity for me to give back what Rugby gave me, by sharing indirectly the beautiful values of our sport. I completely agree with Kampuchea Balopp project, which aim to help all those kids who have the chance now to accomplished themselves through sport.
KB: Which values would you highlight in particularly ?
FLB: Friendship spirit, Solidarity and Respect, and mostly, the fact that in rugby, you try to build things together, whatever if the result is good or bad. In rugby, it’s not important to be the best individually, you have to be the best within a team, and to manage that the team can take the benefits of all the individual quality that you have.
KB: It’s been now five years that you are a UBB player, how do feel your role as an ambassador ?
FLB: I will try to talk about the KB adventure to a maximum of people within my club, my team mates of course, but not only, all the staff who is working every day inside the club. I am certain that a lot of them will be sensitive to this beautiful project. We already agreed with one of the manager to organize a big equipment collect into the UBB Rugby School.
The other objective will be to make the club agreed to give to KB a maximum of visibility and try to make things advance.
KB: Did you already visit South East Asia ?and could we imagine to see you one day on the Cambodian rugby field?
FLB: Yes I did visit South East Asia, last year when I went to Thailand; this trip really give me the temptation to come back and visit another country in this area. So yes, definitively, I will go to Cambodia one day !