The Lao Rugby Federation was created in 2001 with a vision of offering rugby opportunities to everyone in Laos.

Since then, we have expanded our work to include all rugby activities in the country. The LRF is currently a full member of Laos’ Ministry of Education and Sports, a full member of Asia Rugby, and an associate member of World Rugby. Our activities include urban and rural sport development in Vientiane and Xheng Khouang Provinces, domestic club and national team support and the development of sound administrative, financial and governing structures which provide transparent and accountable support to all rugby activities in the country.

 

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for men and women, boys and girls, social and elite players and those in urban and rural areas to participate in the sport of rugby, whilst ensuring that health benefits and personal development opportunities are realised to their fullest extent.


Playing sport makes me stronger, and rugby has changed me to be a politer person; I know how to respect people and I know that what is right and what is wrong.
— Youth rugby player, Xieng Khouang Province

What We've Achieved

  • From 2010 to today, grew from 300 players to 3,000 players

  • Built a diverse player base with 57% female participation rate

  • Managed youth rugby leagues in Vientiane and Xieng Khouang Provinces with more than 100 teams competing during the season

  • Developed and hosted rigorous coach trainings on team management, life skills, and refereeing

  • Piloted and launched the ChildFund Pass It Back rugby and life skills curriculum that now sees thousands of players playing tag rugby across Southeast Asia

  • Hosted the first Olympic Solidarity Coach Training Course in partnership with World Rugby and the Lao National Olympic Committee

  • Founded and cultivated competitive women's and men's national teams


Memberships

The Lao Rugby Federation serves under the Ministry of Education and Sport, and is a full member of Asia Rugby and an associate member of World Rugby.