For over ten years, the Old Bangkok Bangers Rugby Club has provided financial assistance to the Asia Centre Foundation (ACF) Scholarship Program in Phuket, whom provide educational support for disadvantaged Thai children. As well as being involved in coaching programme to teach rugby to underprivileged children in regional areas.
On one of their coaching road trips, whilst coaching kids from the Asia Center Foundation (ACF) in Phuket, they were struck by the enthusiasm of the kids, the sheer poverty that some of the children came from, the dedication of the staff and the objectives of the ACF Center.
At the time, it became obvious that the ACF required even more funding than currently being donated by the club. Then came the idea of doing a cycle charity ride from Bangkok to Phuket. Just like that Bangers on Bikes charity ride was born. Nine years on and the Bangers on Bikes are still helping underprivileged children. With over 25 riders having participated over the years and raising over 6 million baht (give or take).
Over the years, Bangers on Bikes have cycled from Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Chiang Mai and Phuket to Bangkok as well as from Bangkok to Phuket. All the riders fund their trip themselves so every single baht raised goes directly to our charities.
The club proudly supports the Nak Suu Tigers Rugby Academy and their "Changing Lives Forever" program. Nak Suu is a charity for underprivileged children in the Kloeng Toey region. This is in addition to the Bangers on Bikes whom also who donate to the Nak Suu Tigers Rugby Academy