SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF GLOBAL RAPID RUGBY AND THE FWD SOUTH CHINA TIGERS THROUGHOUT ASIA

Global Rapid Rugby is a revolutionary sports and entertainment concept, recently launched in the Asia Pacific region. Both the 2019 Asia and Pacific showcase series’ to date have exemplified just how innovative, entertaining and contemporary this new concept can be. Indeed, ‘a new era in sports and entertainment has begun’.

Rapid Rugby has been clear in its vision from the outset; ‘to make rugby the community-building sport of choice in the Asia Pacific region’. This clear direction and innovation has been fully adapted by the FWD South China Tigers, with an elevated aim to use the Rapid Rugby mantra to build the game and love of rugby within Asia.

With this as a foundation, last weekend one of this season’s FWD South China Tigers marquee players, and the UK Premiership’s all-time leading try scorer, Tom Varndell, headed to Kuala Lumpur to inspire the rugby community there. The focuses were;

a) explain the concept of Global Rapid Rugby to a new audience,

b) promote the FWD South China Tigers brand, and

c) inspire a growing rugby community to become players and indeed fans of this new phenomenon.

Tom’s schedule was packed, with a number of inspirational talks and experience sharing with local clubs, national teams and Malaysia Rugby Union officials. A particular highlight was meeting and motivating both the Malaysia Men’s 15s & 7s teams, whereby Tom was particularly impressed by the level of facilities, training and expertise on offer in the MRU set up. He was also able to showcase his many years of professional rugby training through a number of coaching clinics with the Malaysia Women’s Senior 7s team, and taking his skills to the youth with a visit to the KL Tigers, coaching all age grades from minis, up to their senior academy.

From both the FWD South China Tigers, and the Hong Kong Rugby Union, we’d like to thank the Malaysia Rugby Union for the warm welcome and hospitality, and look forward to working together in the coming years as Global Rapid Rugby continues to grow from strength-to-strength.

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