The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) has announced on Thursday, March 4, 2021, that Acee San Juan, Rugby Development Manager for the Philippines, has been selected as an official Asia Rugby Unstoppable Ambassador for the region.
:::PHRUGBY’S ACEE SAN JUAN SELECTED AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR ASIA RUGBY:::
The Rugby Development Manager for the Philippines, Acee San Juan, has recently been selected as an official Asia Rugby Unstoppable Ambassador for the region.
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According to the PRFU, “a total of 84 nominees were nominated from across all countries in Asia, which was then brought down to 32, and a final nomination of 16 to represent the region.”
Furthermore, the Unstoppables Campaign is aligned with International Women’s Month, celebrating and recognizing the importance of women in the sport and how they have helped influence the development of Rugby across the region.
Here’s a statement of San Juan:
“I’m deeply honoured to be named one of Asia Rugby’s Unstoppable Ambassadors. I’m looking forward to encouraging more females to get involved and enjoy the sport, whether as a player, coach, match official, administrator, supporter – not just in the Philippines but across Asia as well. Rugby has given me so much in life and helped me develop to the person I am now, and I am excited to share these experiences to the wider rugby family. “
Also, in a statement, Philippine Rugby’s Chief Executive Jake Letts has shared that “Acee has been tremendous to our Development Program, she’s a role model to all sports managers. Her passion, work ethic and expertise in her role have ensured Philippine Rugby continues to grow.”
Letts added, “witnessing Acee as a beginner of the game, and now a national lead educator, her advocacy covers a range of areas across the entire rugby community. She now provides direction on women’s rugby, grassroots development, safeguarding, match officiating, coaching, and training and education. To be recognised by Asia Rugby is a great achievement, and very well deserved.”
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