Instilling values and citizenship in Colombian kids with rugby

Americas Now

Rugby is a contact team sport with origins in the United Kingdom. At first, it was played at schools considered to be elitist. But it was slowly embraced by the working-class community and became a unifying part of their culture.

In Colombia, a rugby player has been teaching the sport to kids from a working-class town and is seeing the same results.

For our Game Changer on “Americas Now” meet Lucas Marroquin.

Rugby became a popular sport in Colombia back in the 1970s. It has grown to include a Women’s National Rugby Team which qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.