Keeping the Flag Flying...

Keeping the Flag Flying...

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Did you know that we have Rugby in Greece ? The National Team of Greece, Captain NZer Eden Tipene, Plays Israel TODAY-22/11/08

On Saturday November 22nd, at the Zirinio stadium in Kifissia at 14.00,the Greek National Rugby team is playing Israel for the prequalification for 2011. The captain is New Zealander Eden Tipene!

Everyone welcome!!!

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Did you know?
• Rugby is the the 3rd most popular sport in the world after football and basketball.
• Rugby is played by more than 3 million athletes in about 100 countries.
• More than 3 billion TV viewers watched the Rugby World Cup 2004.

Attica Springboks...

History of the Club

The "Attica Springboks" club was established in October 2000 when players from the Athens Spartans Rugby Football team concluded that the development of the sport and competition requires the establishment of new clubs.
The club's name is a combination of the nick-name of the South African National Rugby Team "Springboks" (a kind of gazelle) and the place of foundation (Attica), since many of the founding members originate from South Africa.
At the beginning of 2001, the Hellenic Rugby Union Youth Development Academy was founded by Nick Clark and George Psaromatis (a qualified Level 2 coach from Australia). The Springboks team has been fortunate to receive a number of young players.
The club secured access to Glyka Nera Athletic ground, where games and training sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. At the same place, the Youth Rugby Academy runs teaching and coaching sessions every Saturday morning for boys and girls aged between 7 and 18.
The Springboks Team participates in the Hellenic Rugby Championship which started in 2005-06 season.; Furthermore, the Club regularly organises friendly games with other Greek teams, as well as foreign teams that are visiting or on tour in Greece. The Team had a successful Tour in Romania in 2004 where it played against local teams. Every year the Team participates in the annual "Sevens" International Tournament in Salonica.

Read more- Attica Sprinboks RFC

1 comment:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i had no idea, but this sounds really exciting - good to hear!