Children should be involved in some sort of team sports for many reasons. Getting them out of the house and running around a field is one, but perhaps more importantly, making new friends and learning about sportsmanship. Check out these football and rugby clubs where the children will learn how to play, compete, socialise and where parents inevitably become sideline expert commentators!
Photo: KL Tigers Rugby Football Club
The KL Tigers Rugby Football Club has been around since 2014 and has almost 500 players in the club with teams of boys and girls ranging from 4 to 18 years old; and is a Leicester Tigers global partner club. The little ones start out learning the basics of the sport then progress on to touch and full contact. Teams compete in local and regional tournaments and there are also senior and ladies’ teams for the adults. To find out more, drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: KL Saracens Rugby Club/Facebook
Formerly known as the Bintang Rugby Club, the KL Saracens Rugby Club is part of the Saracens Global Network. As a member of the network, KL Saracens receives visits from Saracens senior and community coaches and even offers an opportunity for a talented young player to travel to London for a chance to win a place in the Academy of the current Premiership leaders. Training takes place every Sunday and Tuesday. There are no membership fees and all are welcome to join. For more information, contact KLSaaracens.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Cobra Rugby Club/Facebook
Established in 1967, the Cobra Rugby Club has organised an annual COBRA International Rugby 10s for the past four decades. The club welcomes new players to join their Cobrats teams for children aged 5 to 16 years old. Training takes place every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at Padang Astaka in Petaling Jaya. There’s also Cobrats training in Penang held every Sunday at Padang Polo. To enquire, contact email@example.com.
The KLYS is a parent-volunteer organisation that currently has over 200 talented players. This highly competitive club has seen great successes in Malaysia and internationally with SEACUP tournaments, the World Youth Cup in Sweden and the ESPN Disney Cup held in the USA. Get in touch with the KLYS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: International Soccer Camp KL/Facebook
The International Soccer Camp KL is a soccer academy run by qualified coaches and caters to kids aged 5 to 12 years old. The academy was founded by Coach Arber who played professionally for Albania for five years. He is now a fully qualified with a Euro Asian Higher National Certificate of Soccer Coaching. For more enquiries, get in touch at email@example.com.
Photo: Orang Eire Gaelic Football Club Malaysia
The Orang Eire club was established in 2007, and has a growing kids and youth team. Gaelic football is a game originating in Ireland that incorporates Australian Rules football, rugby and football. Training for children ages 5 through 15 is held every Sunday from 10.30am to 12pm at Garden International School. Contact Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org to enrol your kid.
Photo: Little Kickers/Facebook
Formed in the UK in 2002, Little Kickers opened in Malaysia in 2013 with only twelve students. Today, the franchise runs classes for children aged 18 months to 7 years old in Bangsar, Ampang, six private pre-schools and one international school with well over 200 children playing. If you’re looking to organise a sports party for your child, the academy also hosts fun birthday parties. For more info, contact email@example.com.