Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rugby sevens league clashes set for Sunday

Rugby sevens league clashes set for Sunday

Kids will clash in rugby games at Old Stadium on Sunday
Kids will clash in rugby games at Old Stadium on Sunday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Rugby sevens league clashes set for Sunday

The Cambodian Federation of Rugby will hold the third round of its sevens league competition at Old Stadium this Sunday.

From 8am to noon, junior sides split into categories of Boys U11, U13, U15 and U18 as well as a Girls section will contest matches. The teams hail from local charity organisations such as PES, ASPECA and Taramana, French school Rene Descartes and Stade Khmer rugby club.

An NGO called Kampuchea Balopp (meaning “Cambodian rugby”) has been helping train the majority of youngsters for the past year. It aims to use rugby as a tool for the education and inclusion of disadvantaged children who don’t have the chance to practice sport on a weekly basis.

The afternoon session from noon to 5pm sees six teams battle for sevens supremacy. The Stade Khmer 1s are reigning champions, although Khmer Rugby Club currently top the standings this season.

Other squads include Sisowath Knights, Siem Reap Rugby Club, Garudas and Stade Khemr 2s.

“Through this tournament, all these young Cambodian and foreign players learn the values of sport – solidarity, team spirit, courage and respect,” CFR communications officer Florent Montmeat told the Post.

“The atmosphere is very good and the viewers are excited to see the sport being practiced in Cambodia.”

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen

    Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages. [img] Chandeth spoke to The Post on Thursday,

  • South Korea’s Moon arrives in Kingdom for state visit

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in and his wife arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday at the start of a three-day state visit to Cambodia to strengthen ties and further the friendship between the two countries. After arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport in the

  • Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal

    Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from