Archive for January, 2013

Nak Suu Tigers Cleat Drive Round 2

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Passion met with purpose. That’s what Jess Neilson, high school veteran rugby player from Victoria, Canada has once again orchestrated with great results. Nak Suu Tigers Cleat Drive Round 2 has brought in approximately 80 pairs of cleats for the children of Nak Suu Rugby Academy this year. That means between round 1 and 2, the drives have brought in a total of almost 200 pairs!

Jessica is no stranger to overcoming obstacles and affecting change as she and her mom piloted an effort to change the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association policy of restricting girls at the age of 12 from playing on mixed rugby teams. Their efforts were successful after a final appeal as the LIMSSA now allows mixed gendered teams at higher ages.

Because of Jess’s coordination of both cleat drives, children whose families cannot afford rugby equipment, are able to participate in the weekly rugby program safely with proper footwear.

Thank you Jess, and thank you to each and every person who participated, not only in the cleat drive but who have shown care and support for the children of the world with your generous act of giving.


Bangers on Bikes 2013

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What an exciting fundraising event – GO Bangers GO!!

For the fourth year in a row Bangers on Bikes; a few brave, athletic men on bikes from the Old Bangers Rugby Club in Bangkok will be cycling all 956 kms from Phuket to Bangkok to raise money for charity.

We at Nak Suu Rugby Academy and ARK International are honored to be one of the recipients of this auspicious undertaking. Donated monies to Nak Suu Rugby Academy are used for total running costs of the Academy. ARK International provides the transportation, equipment, as well as field rentals each week.

Our future vision for the Academy and the children from the slum communities is to have a sport/learning complex where they can learn the value of team sports and have a facility where we can regularily provide a holistic approach to invaluable life skills.

If you would like to sponsor the Bangers on Bikes fundraiser or are interested in more information, visit or contact Bob Pearson –

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