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Bangkok Lions Roar 2023-24 - Newsletter #03

Published by Bangkok Lions Rugby
Nov 28, 2023

Dear members,

Join us for the upcoming training session this Sunday, September 10th, 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

Rugby World Cup:

As a club, we want all our members to embrace the spirit of the Rugby World Cup. While many of the high-profile matches will be late at night, which may not be ideal for our younger members, there are also several games scheduled for earlier times. We encourage our players to join us alongside their parents in showing support for all the teams as a united community.

We are in the process of securing The Clubhouse as a new sponsor and invite all our members to join us for the Italy vs. Namibia match this Saturday, September 9th, 2023, with kick-off at 6 pm. To confirm your attendance, please complete the poll posted in the announcement WhatsApp group.

Age Categories:

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

Training Kit:

Details regarding club playing gear will be sent in a separate email.

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.

Sponsorship:

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.

Rain:

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.


2023 – 24 Registration

Registration for the season is open. To register, please visit our website at www.bkklionsrugby.org and click on "Online Registrations."

Registration Fees:

  • 1st Player: THB 5,000.00
  • 2nd or Subsequent Player: THB 4,800.00

Please note: The registration fee for the 2023-24 season includes the following:

  • Rental of school grounds.
  • Provision for basic medical cover at the grounds to treat and assess any injury.
  • Provision of water, rugby balls, and associated equipment necessary for training and games.
  • One set of playing gear (jersey, socks, shorts, and mouthguard).
  • Exclusions: The registration fee excludes all external tournaments not organized or arranged by the club and the cost of any social events that may incur a fee. Local and international tournaments arranged by the club will be advised as required.

Important: Playing gear will not be distributed until full payment has been received.


Upcoming Events, Matches, and Tours

  • 11 – 12 November 2023: 25th Helios Bangkok International Rugby Sevens
  • 17 – 18 February 2024: Bangkok International 10s 2024

Training Dates

Here are the training dates for the upcoming season:

  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 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.