BANGKOK 7’s & 10’s

KB were very lucky to enter both comps – the 10’s at the start of the year and the 7’s near the end.  For the 7’s, KB entered the tournament with 10 young players from our program who are from PSE – Pour un Sourire d’Enfant – Cambodia and Toutes à l’école. Thank you very much to David Adamson and the Referee’s Committee for helping us fund our participation in this tournament. It was a good learning experience for the girls and they finished up with 2 wins and 4 losses.

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GIRLS RUGBY TOURNAMENT IN PP

Kampuchea Balopp had the pleasure of organising a girl’s rugby tournament with teams participating from Singapore and Cambodia. The 210 girls ranged in age between 8 and 14, and from the Cambodian teams, 9 came from the KB program, 2 from the Lycée Français René-Descartes de Phnom Penh – Cambodge, and 3 from the Valkyries who travelled all the way from Singapore to participate in the event! The Valkyries took advantage of this trip to Cambodia to support KB by bringing equipment donations and offering a souvenir polo shirt of the tournament to each participating player.  We thank our three generous referees who came directly from Thailand for the occasion, Naga Medical Clinic, and the volunteers from the Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club.

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ASIAN RUGBY AWARDS

Thank you to the Rugby Lovers Guide to Asia for recently awarding us the Best Junior Club of the Year.  We are happy to share it jointly with good friends – the Tanglin Rugby Club!  We are very honoured to be recognised and we look forward to bringing on an even bigger 2018.

KB DAY Featuring CECIFOOT

On the 11th of June, KB again welcomed more than 450 children from our NGO and school partners for our last KB DAY of the school year before the summer holidays. The theme of the day was social inclusion as the children were mixed into different teams ranging from Under 9 up to U15 – great for sharing and making new friends! We also started the morning with a Cecifoot game between Krousar Thmey Kompong Chnam and Krousar Themy Phnom Penh.  Cecifoot is a game inspired by football that was created in France in 1987 for blind and visually impaired players. There is a bell inside the ball to allow the players to hear where the ball is, and bars are beaten against the goalposts to signal where the goals are.  This is the first time that an exhibition game of Cecifoot has been played in Cambodia, and the adults and children watching were all inspired and entertained by the energetic and fast-moving match between the Krousar Thmey teams.  Thank you to the volunteers and our sponsors and supporters – UNICEF, Australian Aid, Krousar Thmey, Naga Clinic, and Hagar Catering.

CAMBODIA TENS 2017

It has just wrapped up and it was a tremendous weekend of rugby! Thank you to all the teams (Men’s, Women’s & Old Boy’s) who travelled far and wide to participate at this social rugby tournament.  We also received some great donations from the teams who were very generous in helping to support the Kampuchea Balopp grassroots sports program. 

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