Shoals Rugby Club will be travelling to Cambodia for the annual Rugby 10s competition to be hosted by Cambodia’s Northbridge International School, Phnom Penh.
The touring party leaves on October 24 and returns on October 31. The party consists of 14 players, three coaches, Paul Connor, Paul Clements and Dale Spresser.
The players have been fundraising for this trip during season 2018 and are looking forward to competing on the international stage.
The Cambodia 10s is in its 18th year and is organised by the Kampuchea Balopp group. This will be the first time an Australian team has competed in this tournament.
The Men’s Competition runs over two days and the tournament includes a four-team Women’s Competition and an Old Boys Competition on the Saturday.
Kamuchea Balopp is a youth development through sport initiative which works with disadvantaged and disabled children.
On the Saturday afternoon there will be some youth KB games and tournament participants are asked to give these young rugby players enthusiastic support.
The tournament organisers have planned a fine social program with a Meet and Greet on Friday and an official Saturday evening 10s Party.
On Sunday under the shady Northbridge trees there will be a barbecue.
Squad: Pumba Spresser, Blake Lamond, Duncan Maddinson, Tristan Healy, Sam Watts, Tom Hill, Michael Dunn, Harri Hibbs, Paul Clements, Tom Sims, Tyson Sue, Steve Brandon, Angus Clark and Pat Connor.