RUGBY

KL Sara­cens

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Univer­siti Malaya field (next to De­wan Tunku Canselor, off Jalan Univer­sity, KL (012 306 2258/ www.kl-sara­cens.com).

When it comes to spec­ta­tor sport, foot­ball wins hands down in Malaysia with the game be­ing played in schools and play­grounds, and watched fa­nat­i­cally on TV and in sta­di­ums. Now, we think rugby de­serves a turn in the spot­light. Next Sun­day, why not bring your kid to the KL Sara­cens’ ju­nior squad train­ing at Univer­siti Malaya? This club is part of the global net­work of the fa­mous Sara­cens rugby union club who won the Premier­ship last year.

‘While rugby is now in some lo­cal pri­mary schools, se­nior board­ing schools and uni­ver­si­ties, it would be good to see con­tin­u­ing growth,’ said Andy Lawrence, Club Sec­re­tary of KL Sara­cens. ‘Per­haps more than other team sports, it in­stils in the play­ers sports­man­ship, hard work ethic, re­spect and dis­ci­pline – all of which are great life skills that trans­fer from school to the work place.’

As with all team sports, your chil­dren will love be­ing part of a squad of like-minded play­ers; and there’s al­ways a chance to play against other teams at home and away. En­joy zero mem­ber­ship fees at this rugby club, which coaches kids as young as five. Par­tic­i­pants aged eight years and younger play touch rugby be­fore mov­ing on to the con­tact ver­sion of the sport.

While your child is on the field, you too can get in­volved by coach­ing. In­ex­pe­ri­ence is no ex­cuse, as KL Sara­cens of­fers coach­ing cour­ses. Vol­un­teers are also re­quired to pre­pare food and drinks at tour­na­ments, sell club mer­chan­dise and en­sure the club runs smoothly. Oth­er­wise, sim­ply stay on the side­lines and be that scream­ing mum or dad you swore you would never be­come! Ju­nior squad train­ing ses­sions, ev­ery Sun­day, 9am. No mem­ber­ship fees.

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