Entries by jenna

Event: 9th Challenge at the Unifying and eco-friendly vineyard!

The ‘9th Epernay Vineyard Challenge’, brought together 1,850 rugby players aged between 7 and 12 years old. SBA provided a stand with recycled rugby balls manned by volunteers Chest and Kenos (the TQT finally reunited!). It was a great success, especially with the ‘Week-End’ bags and the getting together of Belgian, Dutch and French neighbours! […]

Success story: Philippe, towards more progress

Philippe is about to finish his training in pearl objects. Today he’s proud of showing us his work and it’s the necklace of Odile that inspires him for his future creations.    Philippe also follows, with a craftsman, a bamboo training for the last three months. He still isn’t independent according to his teacher but […]

Success story: Ledoux, a rugbyman of Bangangté

While Serge visited Cameroon in 2011, Ledoux was already part of Bangangté’s rugby team. He remembers with a smile that he was still playing barefoot at this time. Seven years later, he now works at Yaoundé and in charge of store shelves in the Casino supermarket of the capital. We are proud of him. Without […]

Interview : Dimitri Yachvili shares his thoughts about SBA

With 61 caps and more than 370 points with les Bleus, a lot of people describe him as one of the best scrum-half of all time. Dimitri Yachvili started with the PUC, then flew to England, in Gloucester and finally joined France and Biarritz Olympique in 2002. He won two Grand Slams in 2004 and […]

Event: Dinner at “La Clef des Champs“ Restaurant

« Everyone here is so approachable, it really represents the spirit of rugby » observed a fan who attended to support the association. The event took place in the presence of many French rugby icons including Bakary Méité, Alain Gazon and Serge Betsen accompanied by his troupe that helped organised the dinner at La Clef des Champs […]

Cameroon : Laurent’s arrival

You may have noticed Laurent in a few of our photos. A close friend to Odile’s from Washingon DC, Laurent moved to Cameroon for professional reasons in 2017. He is a huge fan of rugby so he was eager to assist the SBA on site. He gave rugby tips to Abaa, one of our coach. […]

Event : Dubaï 7’s, SBA Pirates

Our brave SBA Pirates reached the final at the Dubai 7’s veteran tournament. Two iconic ex-rugby players were featured on the SBA team along with Serge: Yann Delaigue and Francis Ntamack. Despite a tough match against our English friends: Iain Balshaw, Simon Shaw and Olly Barkley, we are proud of our Pirates who wore the […]

Partnership : Recycled rugby balls project with Serge Blanco and Rugby Corner

In 2017, Serge Blanco, who wanted to support the association, donated 73 new Rugby World Cup and Cocotte rugby balls. This donation was used to create a new collection of pencil cases, wallets, and bags. This project’s success keeps growing and is surpassing our expectations and those of Lionel who is still involved 200% with […]

Cameroon : Vaccination campaigns

In addition to the medical visits for all our rugby players, insured thanks to the SBA (51 today), we noticed several players were not vaccinated against tetanus. We have decided to set up a tetanus vaccination campaign with the help of two doctors, Elisabeth our president and a friend of her. The first vaccine injections took place […]

Event : Ealing Half Marathon, UK, Sept. 2017

On the 23rd of  September, SBA team SBA ran the Ealing Half Marathon. Two years ago they raised nearly £4,000 for the charity and it made a life changing improvment for many children in Cameroun. This year, a new team has decided to take up the challenge again and beat the record. They fixed their fundraising target at £5,000 […]