The Brussels Barbarians Rugby Football Club proudly supports the “Terzo Tempo con Lorenzo“, a non-profit association based in Italy founded with the aim of helping, raising awareness and show solidarity to people facing disabilities caused by sports-related injuries.
Terzo Tempo con Lorenzo was created in 2011 following a very severe injury to Lorenzo Follini, a passionate rugbyman from Fidenza in the North of Italy. As a result from the accident, Lorenzo is now tetraplegic and can only breathe via mechanic ventilation.
Due to this, the entire rugby community of the area of Parma has started mobilizing and cooperating in order to support this initiative. The results they have managed to achieve are impressive. These include organizing rugby 7s tournaments, setting-up medical workshops on sports-related injuries and many aggregative game-oriented activities encouraging children to understand of the importance of sports as messengers of solidarity and collaboration. For a full list of events visit here
The Brussels Barbarians embrace this noble cause in a gesture of solidarity towards those who believe in rugby as a healthy activity that brings people together no matter what. Furthermore, they support this initiative in an attempt to demonstrate that rugby has no boundaries when it comes to helping those in need.
Ahead of 19 May 2013, you will be able to follow the organization of this event via the hashtag #3tempo
We shot a video telling the story of Lorenzo and his association.