Rugby for ALL! Change for ALL!
TREATS "Rugby for ALL!" project was successfully completed in March this year. Unlike previous years, we have recruited primary students from typical and special needs schools. At such a young age, can we expect the participants to learn about rugby and get along with their teammates with different abilities in 2 months?
"I saw you at the International Rugby Tournament!"
Ka Ming, a boy with moderate intellectual challenges and no verbal ability, has been spending most of his time at a boarding school. As he rarely had the chance to meet new friends outside of his school, he treasured the opportunity to take part in the Rugby for ALL! project. He has been attentive and cheerful during the trainings. The coach has also praised his positive performance and believed that he had the potential to engage in more in-depth training of rugby.
Shortly after the project, team leader Circle met Ka Ming again at an International Rugby Tournament – she saw his image on the big TV screen at the sports court! It was later on found out that Ka Ming was recruited as a ball boy for the competition where he had the opportunity to interact with famous rugby players and participate in a well-acclaimed sports event as a special needs child. "When I saw Ka Ming appear on the big screen on the court, I couldn't believe my eyes, because a chance to let him touch the rugby can become his interest, and he is interested in rugby. Enthusiasm has also made him connect with the community and mainstream people. I feel very touched!" said Circle excitedly. Although Rugby for ALL! project has finished, for Ka Ming, the Journey to Rugby has just begun. We truly hope that he would work hard for his passion and participate in international competition as a professional player in the future!