WHY "PHILIPPINE VOLCANOES"?
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To make Rugby a recognized and popular sport in the Philippines, played by Filipinos.
To create communities that are inspired to play Rugby, grow Rugby and watch Rugby.
The PRFU was founded in 1998 and, but until about 2004, the PRFU activities were fairly limited as there was only one club – Nomads - playing rugby. There were no regular fixtures and the Club just played internal games, visiting ship and occasional touring sides. At that time, there was only one major tournament each year – the Manila 10’s at Nomads Sports Club in Paranaque, though this in itself has been an excellent vehicle for raising the visibility of Philippine’ rugby to clubs all around the World.
At the time of the PRFU’s formation, the sport of Rugby Union was being played in the Philippines predominantly by foreign expatriates. Since then, the PRFU has come a long way and is now able to field 100% Filipino heritage players in the Philippine National Team called the “Philippine Volcanoes”, the team have competed and won several internationally recognized and sanctioned competitions across both Men's and Women's.
The “Philippine Volcanoes” consists of several national programs:
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