THE largest and most festive rugby spectacle in the region is about to kick off again. The Bangkok International Rugby Tens tournament will be held on 16-17 February 2019 and will once again play host to rugby teams from around the world.
The event is organized annually to raise funds for Nak Suu, a charity that helps underprivileged children in the slums of Bangkok. Children in these areas are being subjected to substance abuse, prostitution, lack of education and poverty.
Not only does Nak Suu provide the children with a meal, English learning and something positive to look forward to, the programme also encourages and educates children in constructive life choices, values and skills, through a sports-based programme, in this case rugby.
The core values taught in sports, such a team work, resilience, and commitment empower these youngsters and support their physical and psychological wellbeing, helping them to succeed in life. Nak Suu is a place for them to make friends, to be believed in and where they can feel safe and protected.
As the Bangkok International Rugby Tens have a great reputation for their welcoming, friendly atmosphere and for offering a wide variety of activities apart from rugby for all age groups, the event is booked out well in advance every year. The rugby celebrities, team get-togethers, rides, games, shared meals and legendary afterparties are simply something no rugby fan, young or old, would want to miss out on. Each year the event attracts around 100 teams from around the world competing in men's, vets', women's and children's rugby, as well as Touch. Youth games run in the morning and adult games in the afternoon.
For further information please contact Eddie Evans E-mail: Bangkok_10s_rugby@yahoo.ca