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 the SBA!
In 2017 over 1,200 rugby balls were recycled thanks to your donations! You: the rugby clubs, the “Kenos” contacts, and the persons willing to transport and send balls from the 4 corners of France. Thanks to your support and donations this project has given the association 11,000€, which is being used to finance our rugby coaches as well as the insurance coverage for our players.
In addition, the Ile de France committee has associated itself with the rugby section of Diderot’s high school in Massy to support our association. Therefore, we can predict more and more visibility of the recycled rugby balls project thanks to our partnership with Rugby Corner : https://rugby-corner.com/fr/96_sba-serge-betsen-academy where you can buy them online. Loads of pencil cases, wallets, and travel bags are on their way!
Translation by Jean Verdon