Week two of ten of the Bangkok Lions Mini Rugby Union comprising both coaching clinics and the DHL Bangkok Lions League was successfully completed week last Saturday, 1st May, at the Bangkok Patana School Sports Complex. Despite the weekend public holiday, well over 150 children were coached and played age group matches against each over a four-hour period.

With many coaches playing in the Chris Kays Memorial Tens in Pattaya last weekend, last week’s coaching was impressively led by Paul Clifton, along with many of the parents. With further children registering last Saturday morning, the club has now signed up 196 players from all over Bangkok.


The Bangkok Lions Mini Rugby Union was recently established by some of Bangkok’s finest “old rugby hands” to promote and develop rugby amongst the Thai and expatriate youth of Bangkok.

The initiative is seeing many of Bangkok’s leading rugby players involved in weekly coaching clinics on Saturday mornings at Bangkok Pattana School including players from the British Club and the Southerners, and is sponsored by the Free Rugby Bets website.

It targets all children and youths between 4 and 17 and we hope that from the initial coaching clinics a mini league can be established on a basis similar to the BSL.

“We hope to repeat the success of the BSL and assist in the development of youth rugby in Thailand. We are currently seeking sponsors to assist with keeping the costs to a minimum and do encourage companies to come forward”, said BLMRU Chairman Bruce Hill.

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