Khelo Rugby brings adventure, challenge and excitement into children’s lives through the playing and coaching of rugby in Kolkata. Khelo is simply the Hindi word for play, and is what every coach ends up shouting to encourage the kids along..."Khelo Khelo"!
Khelo Rugby was started by Zaffar Khan from the Jungle Crows Rugby Club in 2010 in 4 slum communities in Kolkata. Today Khelo reaches out to 6 slum communities, schools and NGOs in Kolkata and is also now in Chennai, where it supports the coaching and playing of rugby amongst disadvantaged children in the city.
Our ambition with Khelo was to develop communities of children that could come together with the common bond of rugby. From our experience we knew that what was often missing in a young persons life was someone they could go to when times got tough - Khelo Rugby helps to put such a community in place.
Khelo Rugby is run by youngsters who have been brought up within disadvantaged communities so they can relate to and counsel other youngsters.
You can follow Khelo Rugby from its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/khelorugby
Rugby Uncle has supported Khelo Rugby since its inception!