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International Rugby Players in Belize to Promote Rugby in Primary Schools

Mar 21, 2023

International Rugby Players in Belize to Promote Rugby in Primary Schools

Rugby Belize will be hosting two international rugby legends from the twenty-second of March to the twenty-seventh. During their visit, a number of events will be taking place to raise the profile of the sport in Belize, including visits to various schools. In addition, Rugby Belize will be hosting an inter-district tournament on March twenty-sixth in Belize City. We spoke with Daniel Nicole the Director of Rugby Belize.

Daniel Nicole

Daniel Nicole, Director, Rugby Belize

“We are now playing Inter-district tournament every month for last Sunday, every month. And we’ll be playing that around Belize around the districts. The weekend, the tournament we got this weekend in Belize City at the MCC and kickoffs at 11 o’clock. There was an organization based in the UK, which is a Hundred Legends World, a hundred rugby legends, uh, and they are retired international players. So we’ve got two over here this week. Uh, we’ve got Darren Morris used to represent Wales and the British Lions. We’ve got Lee Meers, who again used to represent England and also the British Lions. So, most guys over here to help us promote and grow the sport within Belize. Some of the activities are going be doing, we’re going be working with some of the schools. So we’re going be working with Belize Elementary School. We’re going be working with Stella Ma. Uh, I’m also going be working with the, um, sacred Heart School up in San Ignacio.”

Darren Morris

Darren Morris, 100 World Legends

“We are an organization set up with former internationals players from around the world who, um, had, an idea and inspiration to give back to the sport, which has given us so much. And, what that means is working with different charities, going to different countries around the world, given the rugby, you know, trying to grow the game of rugby from grassroots in particular, where we can. A lot of, experience and hopefully name and experienced and hopefully that can bring some financial help towards different organization, charities, all in the name of giving back to two communities and giving back through the sport.”