This article about the Dream Together Joint training camp in Kore has been kindly provided by the Korea Rugby Union.
In late December 2018, Korea Rugby Union (KRU) expressed an interest in inviting two countries for a joint training camp, which is to be hosted by Korea in 2019.
The aim of this camp was to help improve both team’s performance and this was also seen as an opportunity for Korea to help enhance relationship within Asia Rugby Unions.
Korea Rugby Union has been working on this type of high performance initiative with other Asian Rugby Unions since 2017.
Korea Rugby Union has identified two teams for 2019 and 2020. At the Asia Rugby council meeting in Taipei ‘Sri Lanka Women’ were identified and during the Asia Rugby Championship ‘Malaysia Men’s 7s Team’ was chosen.
Both Unions accepted this and the training camp was initiated.
In July Sri Lanka Women’s 7s team joined the Korea Women’s 7s at the National Training Centre, Korea.
And in august Malaysia, Men’s 7s team did a joint training camp with Korea Men’s 7s team at Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps, Korea.
KRU supported all the expenses for the 15 person contingent including all meals, accommodation, and transport.
Both camps were reflected in the positive feedback by each team.
KRU hope to continue to work with union across Asia to create increased cooperation and help bring Asia together through the spirit of Rugby.