Zambia coaching trip 2020

By Matt Adam-Smith & Julie Bowlen

In March 2014 I travelled to Livingstone, Zambia with George Gregan and a group of Sydney junior rugby coaches to help develop "tag rugby" in primary schools around the Livingstone area in conjunction with UK-based charity, Tag Rugby Trust (TRT). 

We subsequently set up a charity in Australia, Livingstone Rugby Club Zambia Trust (LRCZT), to set up and run a community based rugby club, the Livingstone Rhinos, providing a location at Bharats Sports Fields to engage with the local community not just around rugby but also through education in partnership with Happy Africa Foundation (HAF).

In December 2017 I returned to Zambia with my eldest son Scott (post his Yr 12 HSC exams) along with George Gregan and another group of coaches.  In March 2020 I will make my third visit to Livingstone, this time with my wife Julie.  We will be again working in the schools but also in the community more broadly as we look to further embed the great work at the Rhinos and by TRT over the last 4 years.

Julie and I will be paying all the costs for our flights, accommodation, meals etc fbut we are looking to raise $5,000 to help fund the great work of both TRT and also LRCZT''s operation of the community rugby club - rental of the ground & clubhouse, wages of a grounds keeper and a development officer, day to day costs of delivering the coaching programs, transport costs for the teams to travel away to other clubs for fixtures and also to support HAF with adult education (including HIV prevention) evening classes at the clubhouse.

Please support this great cause by making an online donation to LRCZT via this fundraising page.

Thanks in advance for your generous support!


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Fabulous job you have all done in Zambia. Love Ricky and Brian Lawrence. Xxxxx
Richmal Lawrdnce 2020-03-12 22:45:16
Great cause Matt
David Gibson 2020-03-11 21:55:35
Amazing job guys
Gemma Dickinson 2020-03-07 07:11:36
I hope the trip is going well such a great thing to do!
Polly York 2020-03-04 09:06:58
Matt! It s not the code I support but support what you are doing for our global community. Well done Hermie
Ian Herman 2020-03-02 10:17:51
Great work all the best!
Michele Jarvis 2020-02-27 13:24:00
Angus and Heather Watt
Angus Watt 2020-02-26 10:18:00
Kerry Cooper 2020-02-26 07:17:02
good luck!
amie klemmer 2020-02-26 01:45:31
All the best for the trip! From the Triggs family xx
Pip Triggs 2020-02-25 10:39:45
All the best!
Nicole Gonzalez 2020-02-24 15:21:42
Love supporting this life changing initiative! Thanks to everyone involved in making it happen
Mike & Candace Foy 2020-02-24 12:40:19
Sorry better later than never!
Nicole Smith 2020-02-24 11:34:39
Have a great and safe trip Matt
Peter Lancken 2020-02-24 10:46:01
Great work Matt
Holly Stiles 2020-02-24 09:39:11
Thank you for supporting my neighbouring country
Fungai Bibi 2020-02-24 08:45:15
Keep up the great work !
George Sutton 2020-02-24 08:44:00
Great work Matt.
Robert Talbot Rice 2020-02-24 07:45:25
Hope it goes well
Ben Adam-Smith 2020-02-04 21:32:13
Kevin Ladner 2020-02-04 02:42:32
Wishing you all the best of luck. keep up the great work. Cheers Rusty
Russell Hodgkinson 2020-02-03 11:27:51
Gwen Haller 2020-01-30 03:24:55
Have a great trip!
Craig Williams 2020-01-28 15:12:28
Good on you Matt. Initiatives like this really do make a difference
Anonymous 2020-01-28 10:25:28
Well done Matt fantastic cause.
Stephen Murray 2020-01-27 18:12:26
Have a great trip Matt.
Marcia Barker 2020-01-27 12:20:58
Great cause Matt, have a good trip.
Raj Deepan 2020-01-27 10:28:29
Great initiative sending support from Dubai
Guy Wall 2020-01-26 19:57:34
Jecca Consulting Pty nearn 2020-01-26 12:34:36
Kunal Ajmera 2020-01-25 19:46:26
Keep up the great work Matt and Julie amazing effort!
Michelle Taylor 2020-01-25 16:34:45
Great initiative
Mathieu DEVILLERS 2020-01-25 08:24:35
Joseph Loretto 2020-01-25 08:17:29
Jeff Burgess 2019-12-17 04:37:07
Ian Adam-Smith 2019-12-15 03:39:46
What an amazing opportunity to spread joy and goodwill in both directions.
Dawn Galyean 2019-12-07 12:41:10
A wonderful cause Matt!
Rod Balding 2019-12-07 10:01:46
Such an amazing cause Matt! Enjoy the trip. Kate
Kate Lindwall 2019-12-06 17:06:55
Good work MAS.
Andrew Pritchett 2019-12-06 09:15:53
I hope its a great trip Matt and the trust can continue its great work. Best, Melanie
Melanie Frean 2019-12-06 02:27:37
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