On Friday the 26th of may, 80 pupils from center and South East districts ( Vatovavy fitovinany, Haute Mahatsiatra, Atsimo atsinanana, Amoron’i Mania) gathered for the 2nd tournament of the national scolar rugby championship). After a long journey until Fianarantsoa, they spent the first day playing confidence and cooperation games and did a course about rugby arbitrage .
On Saturday the 27th, girls and boys invaded the city for an amazing musical carnival ! Then they arrived to the rugby field and with the spectators they had the opportunity to watch a trapeze show from Marie Mercadal, a french trapezist from the circus company Cirk’Oblique. She will show and share her performances during the whole championship. The children could try the trapeze, a never seen activity.
Then teams from 4 districts played each others. The feminine and masculine ones from Atsimo Atsinanana won the tournaments. They join the Betsiboka and Diana ones which are already qualified last week for the national finals on the 25th of June in the Malacam Stadium in Tananarive.
Referees, eduators and teams had the honor to receive advices from M. Bertin Rafalimanana, a great figure of Malagasy Rugby and director of the development of rugby in the Indan Ocean area for Rugby Africa.
The next stage will take place one the 9th,10th and 11th of June in Tulear and will gather teams from the Saphir Coast. In parallel , an other tournament will gather children from primary schools from Tulear and its district where Terres en Mêlées get involved during the whole year.
We wait for you to share and resonate for Rugby Solidaire with Terres en Mêlées and Malagasy Rugby !