Our Champion for Peace

SERGE BETSEN

Rugby lets us experience emotions and makes us want to share them, all looking in the same direction, all supporting each other.


Serge Betsen was born on 25 mars 1974 in Kumba au Cameroon. He came to France with his family when he was 9 and discovered rugby in the club in Clichy la Garenne at age 12.
Dubbed the “Grim Reaper” for his abrasive tackles, many rugby experts have judged him the best flanker in the world and feared by his opponents. He was crowned best player in the 2002 French championships
When visiting Cameroon in 2001 Serge Betsen saw youngsters playing rugby for the first time in the district of Biyem-Assi de Yaoundé. At the time, the club had just fifteen members. When he returned to France, Betsen decided to set up a Foundation to introduce rugby to disadvantaged kids in Cameroon. Now, the Serge Betsen Academy uses sport as a means of social integration, access to education for a hundred underprivileged children from Yaoundé and surrounding areas.

age

44

pays

France

sport

Rugby

palmares

63 international caps
Winner of the 6 Nations Tournament
French Champion

Monaco

PEACE AND SPORT AWARD FOR THE NGO OF THE YEAR

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco presented Serge Betsen with the Peace and Sport Award for the NGO of the year for his work in Cameroon through his charity, the Serge Betsen Academy.

2017

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November 2015

PARTICIPATION TO THE 8TH PEACE AND SPORT INTERNATIONAL FORUM