Nicaragua Hurricane Relief

The call is going out from the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club to help restore safe drinking water and repair infrastructure after two hurricanes slammed into Nicaragua in less than two weeks. Eta on November 3rd and Lota on November 16th, both carrying winds up to 250 km (155 miles) per hour. 

The Howler Rugby Club is made up of 500 players, 40 coaches and supporters from 17 countries. The Club has toured 10 countries over the last 14 years to spread the “rugby gospel” while giving a helping hand to the local communities. 

The Howler Rugby men and women teams toured Nicaragua in 2018 and 2019. Jackson Rowland, an Aussie transplant was our primary host, organizer and owner of a spectacular surfing resort -Magnific Rock. His passion is rugby and the local people that he works with. Jackson has been instrumental in forming a local rugby club, building a pitch (rugby field) and starting a youth rugby program for village kids in the Popoyo area. He also helped to finance an expansion to the local school .

He sent us some heart breaking pictures of the devastation around the local villages of Las Salinas and La Virgin. Flooded and destroyed family homes, food shortages and contaminated well water paint a tragic picture! Both of these communities were visited during our 2017 tour, shortly after their last hurricane. This past month they were hit again. Twice.


Jackson Rowland, together with his Nicaraguan resort manager and president of the local rugby club have been providing meals and safe drinking water for the Popoyo community while feverishly trying to repair the contaminated wells . 

The Dog River Howlers Rugby Club have spearheaded other campaigns, raising over $2,000,000 for a variety of worthwhile causes around the globe. The Howler players, coaches and supporters have donated hundreds of bags of rugby equipment, clothing, sportswear and medical supplies to the communities they visit on each of their twelve tours to Cuba , Mexico, Colombia and Nicaragua.

Nicaragua tour 

Cuba tour. 

Colombia tour 


Your financial support will help to restore clean drinking water and repair local infrastructure.

Thank you for your support.

Karl Fix
Dog River Howlers Rugby Club


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