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Bangkok Lions Roar 2023-24 - Newsletter #09

Published by Kate Pochapsky
Oct 12, 2023

Dear members,

Please join us for our next training session Sunday, October 15th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The playing fields are located on Soi LaSalle (Sukhumvit 105), just opposite the main school. Please remember that all parents and guardians are required to exchange an ID card for a visitor’s pass at the entrance.

📍Google Maps Link: Patana Playing Fields

We will be joined at training on October 15th by The Bangkok Japanese (U8, U10, U12 and U14) and by LFIB (girls and U16).

Sausage sizzle to follow training on October 15th

Please stay and join us for grilled sausages after rugby training this Sunday. We’ve got lunch covered! 

Helios Bangkok 7s/10s Tournament

Please hurry to sign your players up ASAP for the Helios Tournament if you have not already done so. We've registered our teams for a thrilling two-day tournament at Patana on November 11th and 12th. Here are the categories we're competing in:

  • Under 18 Boys Sevens
  • Under 18 Girls Sevens
  • Under 16 Boys Tens
  • Under 14 Boys Tens
  • Under 12 Tens
  • Under 10 Tens
  • Under 8 Tens (tag)

Please complete the respective Google Forms shared over email to confirm your child(ren)'s availability. Be prepared for an action-packed day! Note that this tournament is likely to be a whole-day event both days, so plan accordingly.

U19s – ‘Friday Footy’ at NIST on Friday November 3rd

More details to follow.

Age Categories

Player age categories are determined based on their age as of January 1st, 2024. Here are the team categories for the current season:

Team categories:

  • Senior Girls’ Contact (13 years old and older)
  • Cubs and U8 (Mixed)
  • U10 (Mixed)
  • U12 (Mixed)
  • U14 (Boys)
  • U16 (Boys)
  • U19 (Boys)

Get Involved

We are a community-based volunteer-run club, and your involvement is crucial to our success. If you're interested in contributing by assisting with coaching or helping at the organizer's desk, please reach out to any of our coaches or reply to this email. Your support is highly valued.


We're continuously exploring sponsorship opportunities. If you or your company is interested in supporting the Lions and would like more information, please feel free to reply to this email or speak with any of the following contacts: Jason, David, Andrew, Jonathan, Kate, or Francois.


Occasionally, we may need to cancel sessions due to flooded fields. To stay updated, please remember to check the WhatsApp Announcement Group on Sunday mornings, especially after heavy overnight rain.

Expat Heaven Convenience Store – Bearing, your go-to destination for all your expat needs, including their favourite treats is conveniently located on Bearing Road, just across from St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107. They offer all Lions members 10% of regular pricing.


MedConsult Asia

Dr. Donna Robinson is offering flu shots at THB 500 per person (offer valid until 20 October). If you are interested, please contact them directly on 02 018 7855

Upcoming Events, Matches, and Tours

Please put these dates in your calendar:

3 November 2023:                  U19s at Friday Footy at NIST

11 – 12 November 2023:        25th Helios Bangkok International Rugby Sevens

18 November 2023:                RBSC 10s Tournament (TBC)

17 – 18 February 2024:           Bangkok International 10s 2024

Training Dates

Here are the training dates for the upcoming season:

  • October 15, 29
  • November 5, 19, 26
  • December 17

Mark your calendars and make sure to attend these sessions to prepare for the exciting season ahead.