The Rugby 2018 project was created to increase awareness of the rugby culture clearly in terms of purpose and plan, starting with promoting the game in primary and secondary schools.
But in Libya, in Benghazi in particular, we face the danger of a complete halt to the project due to the ongoing war which has been raging for over 4 months now, and especially as schools and universities in Benghazi are closed; sports clubs and leisure centers are closed too.
Despite the above-mentioned conditions, we came back after a break of two months because of the violent war of Benghazi. At this time, we created a work group under the name of Crisis Management to work under any circumstances and gave the project a new name (Rugby 2018: Playing for Peace). Since the revival of the project, we were joined by over 100 players in only the first 10 days of starting the training project again.
Our country is now in a state of war, one which is close to becoming a civil war that will divide the country, but we are interested in continuing the project as much as we are interested in focusing on peace, on a new generation without war and without intolerance. We want to focus on a generation that has sportsmanship, that is mature and aware and will be the pride of coming generations.
In Rugby 2018, we are building the men of the future, a promising new generation which will create stability and peace.