WATCH: Brazilian and English kids come together to share the values of rugby

Students from UMRio and St Alban’s School (Hertfordshire – UK) met up for a carnival of rugby on Icaraí Beach, following months of pen pal, two legs of the UMRio 24 Hour touch circuit.

UMRio is a rugby for development programme based in the State of Rio de Janeiro

UMRio has worked over the past 3 years to provide young people in communities affected by crime and violence with a safe space and enabling environment where they can access and forge new opportunities, develop and pursue aspirations, and build confidence in their own identities.


Through a four pillar development cycle, based around rugby, education, community action (particularly on water and sanitation) and healthcare, UMRio has helped over 300 children create new opportunities and access existing ones.

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