Filipina Acee San Juan named ambassador for Asia Rugby

Acee San Juan
Former Lady Volcanoes captain Acee San Juan is now one of Asia Rugby’s Unstoppable Ambassadors. Photo from PRFU.

Filipina Acee San Juan is now the Unstoppable Ambassador for Asia Rugby’s campaign aligned with the celebration of International Women’s Month this March.

The former Philippine Volcanoes captain and currently the Philippine Rugby Football Union’s (PRFU) development manager, was recently selected out of 84 nominees which were later trimmed down to only 16 outstanding athletes chosen to represent Asia.

The Unstoppable Asia Campaign shines the spotlight on the stories of truly remarkable women in the Rugby community and recognizes their importance in the development of the sport across the region.

“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,” said San Juan.

“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.”

Acee San Juan has been a dedicated member of the Rugby football scene for the past eleven years.

First introduced to the sport via a touch football program at the University of the Philippines, she went on to represent the national team and became the Philippine Volcanoes team captain from 2014 to 2017, leading the national program to its first-ever bronze medal at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

San Juan is also an integral representative for Philippine Rugby for the ChildFund Pass It Back Program which teaches Rugby values and life skills to marginalized communities and plays a significant role within her local club, Eagles RFC.

“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,” shares Jake Letts, Philippine Rugby’s Chief Executive.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to former Philippine national team captain Acee San Juan for being chosen as the official Asia Rugby Unstoppable Ambassador for the region.

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