One of the very popular rugby clubs in Thailand is the Bangkok Lions Rugby football club, fondly known as the BKK Lions.
The idea behind the club was to promote rugby in a big way to the people of Thailand, especially the young people living in Bangkok. This led to the mini rugby club being established by a group of old players many years back.
At the BKK lions, the experienced players of Bangkok, gets to train and model some impressive rugby young talents so as to form a new team for their country. They are hoping to get enough community support, both from the parents and fans of the rugby sport.
BLMRU chairman, Bruce Hill when talking about the aims and desires of the club, had said,
“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”,
“Through rugby, we are aiming to create a unique family environment on Saturday mornings, with the children participating in the rugby and the parents by either involvement in the coaching, through assisting with the organisation of age group teams or purely through the pleasure of watching their children play.”
He also hopes that through regular family BBQ’s held at the Sports Complex just opposite Bangkok Pattana School, the atmosphere that makes it seem like a family event can be enhanced.
The club also announced a number of vacant positions, especially the position of a communications officer, which they need as they believe it would help them communicate better with fans, supporters, sponsors and the community at large as well.
They also mentioned a vacancy for a new coach to help them train the young players better.