欖球帶來的改變 Rugby for ALL! Change for ALL!


欖球帶來的改變
Rugby for ALL! Change for ALL!

第三屆親切「欖球全接觸」計劃剛於今年3月圓滿結束,與往年不一樣,今屆召募了小學生作為參加者,究竟年紀輕輕的同學能否在短短兩個月內學好欖球、認識不同能力和背景的參加者呢?
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?

「我想與拍檔一起跑!」

有輕度智力障礙的汶焯身型胖呼呼,從小不喜歡運動;潤森則是一名文靜、內斂的主流學生,訓練開始之初對教練和義工們都表現冷淡。這兩位能力不同的男生,經組長安排下成為拍檔組,經過一輪熱身遊戲後,他們很快就打破隔膜,成為互相勉勵的好友。

踏入正式訓練時,潤森觀察到拍檔學習新運動時需要簡單直接的指示,因此他會耐心地向他解釋欖球的規則和技巧,甚至會親身示範,務求令拍檔能更投入團隊訓練,「希望汶焯可以玩欖球玩得開心!」由於汶焯的身型問題,有時由坐下到站立都是不容易的動作,潤森亦會馬上伸出援手扶起他。受到潤森的熱心鼓勵,汶焯亦漸漸改變對運動的觀感,最令所有人感動的是在計劃後段的團隊遊戲中,汶焯想為拍檔付出的表現,而潤森亦為他吶喊鼓勵:「加油!我們一起努力跑!」

這番短短的加油說話讓汶焯忘記疲倦奮力向前跑,希望與潤森一起勝出友誼賽。這個畫面亦讓參加者和義工見證了,不同背景及能力的孩子之間真摰的友情,親密的關係亦同時鼓勵他們勇於嘗試突破自己。

"I want to run with my partner!"

Man Cheuk, who has mild mental challenge, is a chubby boy and never liked sports. Sam is a quiet and introverted student from a mainstream school. He acted cool to coaches and volunteers at the beginning of training. These 2 boys with different abilities and backgrounds were assigned to be partners by the team leader. Surprisingly, this has marked the beginning of their friendship!

During the practical training, Sam observed that simple and direct instructions would work best for Man Cheuk, so he patiently explained to his partner about the rules and techniques of rugby, and even demonstrated in person repeatedly. “I hope that Man Cheuk can enjoy rugby!” said Sam who has done his best to encourage his partner to be more engaged in team training. Due to his physical condition, it has often been difficult for Man Cheuk to stand up after sitting down for a long time. Sam would always lend him a helping hand. Towards the end of the project, Man Cheuk has gradually changed his perception of rugby and sports. The most touching and memorable moment was when Man Cheuk insisted to run for the team during a friendly match while Sam cheered for him “Come on! Let's run together!”

The support and encouragement from Sam had motivated him to make a breakthrough. Their friendship has also allowed participants and volunteers to witness a sincere and genuine relationship could be established between children of different backgrounds and abilities.