Athenians Sports Club

Athenians Sports Club

WHAT: Catch the “rugby bug” as the newly-formed Athenians Sports Club kicks off its grand opening with a day of rugby and other action-packed activities. The new southern club is founded by experienced rugby players and coaches Lina Norman and Vasilis Katsakos whose dream is to see more Athens residents of all ages – and especially children – enjoying the sport as much as they do.

“We decided to start ‘Athenians’ because we want to give more children the chance to play rugby,” said Norman who played in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup for Sweden. “Rugby has some great values connected to the sport. Respect for others, respect for rules and laws, solidarity with your teammates, discipline and passion. I believe that children who learn to understand and treasure these values early on will benefit in all their social, family and work relationships.’’

Adds Katsakos, who has played rugby at the elite level in Spain and France as well as Greece: “Rugby is a sport that everybody can join and play an important role on the field whether you are big, small, tall or short.”

Currently there are eleven active rugby union clubs in Greece including seven women’s teams. The grand opening will include tag rugby games for the kids, rugby activities for all ages, blue building blocks for the youngest kids, barbecue and drinks for sale and a DJ. There will also be the chance to win a family holiday to Italy courtesy of Nova Travel.

WHEN: Saturday, 28 April at 17:00.

WHERE: Aiolos Glyfadas FC, Papandreou Andrea 2, Vari.  For more information, visit HERE

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