ChildFund Pass It Back

ChildFund Pass It Back is an innovative Sport for Development program led by ChildFund in partnership with World Rugby, Asia Rugby and Women Win that delivers an integrated life skills and rugby curriculum for children and young people in disadvantaged communities across Asia.

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What is ChildFund Pass It Back?

ChildFund Pass It Back is an innovative Sport for Development program led by ChildFund in partnership with World Rugby, Asia Rugby and Women Win. The program aims to equip children and young people in Asia to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and ‘pass it back’ to their communities.

Using Get Into Rugby, a World Rugby program to grow the Game globally, the program gets children and youth to Try, Play and Stay in the Game. It is a part of the IMPACT Beyond Rugby World Cup 2019 programme (‘IMPACT Beyond 2019’), which will increase awareness and sustainable growth of rugby in Asia. ChildFund Pass It Back delivers an integrated rugby and life skills curriculum in a safe environment that promotes the values of the Game and builds a new generation of leaders in disadvantaged communities across Asia.

Our Achievements

  • 54%

    Female Participation Across Players and Coaches.
  • 477

    New Teams Formed
  • 278

    Pass It Back Coaches Trained
  • 20,720

    Rugby and life skills sessions delivered in 3 countries.

    *As of January, 2018

ChildFund Pass It Back Testimonials

  • "I have had a lot of support from my family since I joined ChildFund Pass It Back. I consider myself so lucky because it is very uncommon for women to be allowed to attend any social activities after getting married [in my region]."

    HuyenChildFund Pass It Back Coach, Kim Boi, Vietnam
  • ChildFund Pass It Back’s commitment to gender equity is one of the most authentic and far reaching in mixed gender sport for development activities.

    External EvaluationGameChangers, 2017
  • “Another part I like very much is the leadership skills. I have never trained and learned like that. The interesting part I learnt about leadership is anyone can be a leader. Forget your status. Forget your appearance. I used to think that I couldn’t be a leader but then I learnt I could become confident.”

    HaChildFund Pass It Back Coach, Kim Boi, Vietnam
  • "I want to help involve as many Lao girls and women from rural and remote communities as possible in rugby so they, too, can feel brave and strong."

    LaoRugby Development Officer, Nonghet, Laos
  • "I congratulate ChildFund and partner organisations for this successful initiative that is giving children and youth from poor communities in Asia the opportunity to learn rugby and to develop important life-skills."

    John Eales AMCaptain of the 1999 World Cup Winning Wallabies Team
  • "I don’t want to miss a training session because I have a responsibility to develop the sport of rugby in my community. The young players are counting on me to learn rugby and life skills and gain more experiences to go forward in their lives."

    KhammanChildFund Pass It Back Coach, Nonghet, Laos

Our Partners


The World Rugby IMPACT Beyond Programme aims to use World Rugby, Regional and National tournaments as a catalyst for the growth of the game. The IMPACT Beyond activities will be run alongside all major Rugby events, focusing on key Sport and Business pillars in order that Unions are able to attract and support participation growth while developing sustainable business models for the sport.

Asia Rugby is the regional governing body for the sport of rugby union, under World Rugby, the global governing body for the sport. Asia Rugby’s members span a vast territory from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south and Lebanon in the west to Guam in the East, with a total of 31 members. Asia Rugby is committed to building stronger member unions and growing the game of rugby across the region.

Women Win is a global leader in the use of sport to empower girls and women. Women Win has substantial expertise on development, sport and women’s rights, and is committed to working collaboratively with grassroots organisations, sports bodies, NGOs and government agencies.

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