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Cambodia Federation of Rugby join the Asia Rugby Family

Cambodia Federation of Rugby (CFR) are extremely happy to say our application has now been accepted and we are now Asia Rugby associate members once again.



Returning to Asia Rugby has been the CFR’s main goal for the past 4 years and we have been working hard at youth level, adult level and admin level to make sure that we fulfill all the conditions to become Asia Rugby Associate members.


The team at CFR have worked tirelessly to make this happen and now this hard time has paid off. We know that this membership will bring many positive resources and benefits to the Cambodia so we, as the Federation, can promote and develop the sport of Rugby in the most effective way possible.


Our goal as ever is to provide our participants a fantastic pathway to progress in Rugby around Cambodia with our partnerships. We are associated with our Olympic Committee, Ministry of Education and many NGO’s and Schools for rugby growth, and now that we are member of Asia Rugby, we can move faster towards our goals.


We are also extremely excited to strengthen relationships with our fellow Asia Rugby members to have more international competition and training seminars around Asia after joining our first Asia Rugby Grow the Game conference in Malaysia in 2019.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic we had really progressed this year after hosting many competitions and holding a ‘Get Into Rugby’ course by Mr. Benjamin van Rooyen, a development and participation consultant at Asia Rugby, where 20 of our players were able to achieve their World Rugby Level Coaching certificates.


Now as the pandemic is passing and the confirmation of our application with Asia Rugby is successful, the future of rugby is positive again for the Cambodia Federation of Rugby, especially for our pursuit of successful Rugby teams at the SEA Games 2023 in Phnom Penh.


Finally, in the name of all members of our CFR, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Cambodia, the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and Mr. Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai, for the strong and endless help they provided us to achieve this goal of joining Asia Rugby.


Madame Than Theany - Cambodia Federation of Rugby President


Asia Rugby President Mr Qais Al-Dhalai Commented on the occasion “As a President of Asia Rugby, I am delighted to welcome Cambodia Federation of Rugby to the Asia Rugby family.





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