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France fullback and Kampuchea Balopp ambassador Brice Dulin
France fullback and Kampuchea Balopp ambassador Brice Dulin (right) will visit Phnom Penh later this week. AFP

Dulin to make flying visit

Kampuchea Balopp, a locally based charity organisation which aims to use rugby as a tool for youth development, has announced that their ambassador and international rugby player Brice Dulin will be flying into Phnom Penh this Friday for a five-day visit following his current tour of Australia with the French national team.

Speed and reliability with the ball in hand are key features of Dulin’s playing style, with the 24-year-old establishing himself as France’s first choice fullback. He has been capped 23 times since making his international debut in June 2012.

Dulin won the Top 14 French Championship last year with his club Castres Olympique, who also made it to this year’s final, losing to Toulon.

He recently confirmed a switch to Top 14 side Racing Metro for the next season.

On his first visit to Cambodia, Dulin will be attending several sessions with the Kampuchea Balopp coaches and partner NGOs to experience first hand how the organisation is empowering youth development through rugby.

He will also attend Kampuchea Balopp’s second Grassroots Rugby Day of 2014 this coming Sunday at the KB All Sports Field behind the Australian Embassy. The day starts at 8am with 150 Cambodian children expected to participate, according to organisers.

A day later, Dulin and Kampuchea Balopp coaches will run an exhibition training session with some selected kids from their programs followed by a business lunch at the Sofitel Hotel, organised in partnership with CCFC and Eurocham chambers of commerce.

The event will give the business community an opportunity to hear from Dulin as well as see a presentation on Kampuchea Balopp, with all proceeds going towards the charity organisation.

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