Serge Betsen Biography
Background and career
Born in Cameroon, Serge moved to France at the age of 9, and soon discovered a love of, and talent for rugby. Starting out at Biarritz Olympique club, he secured his first cap with France in 1997 against Italy, and in 2000 he took part in the first 6 Nations tournament.
Nicknamed ‘The Grim Reaper’ or ‘Shears’, because of his famous tackles and fast starts, he is considered to be the best tackler in the world by many rugby experts and is feared by all his opponents.
Serge was voted best player of the French Championship in 2002 by l’Oscar Midi Olympique, in 2004, and was nominated by the IRB for the title of Best World player.
In May 2008 he was signed with London Wasps and was captain for two seasons.
Serge set up the Serge Betsen Academy in 2004 to help under privileged children in Cameroon. The charity uses the teaching of rugby as a vehicle for social integration and for access to education for hundreds of under privileged children in Yaounde and its suburbs.
Serge Betsen is today a member of the ‘Champions For Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Monaco-based international organisation Peace and Sport.
International rugby player, entrepreneur and charity campaigner, Serge Betsen is an entertaining and inspirational speaker.
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