By Iminza Keboge
Published February 24, 2018
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) shall celebrate the annual International Women’s Day with a women’s rugby festival.
KRU, that governs rugby football matters in Kenya, says it shall use its Women’s 10-a-Side festival at the Nairobi Railway Club on March 4, 2018 to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 which falls on March 8, 2018.
Explaining the reasons for the celebration, Nicholas Aballa, Age Grade and Women’s Rugby Coordinator at KRU, says the rugby authority is ‘working within the different regions in the country to spread the gospel of women’s rugby’.
“We have constantly been working towards encouraging women to take up rugby and participate in the game as players, coaches and administrators,” Aballa says.
Saying KRU is ‘looking forward to another exciting round of action when the teams show up for the third round of the ongoing 10-a-side festival on March 4, Aballa says, “The Nairobi Railway Club is the home of Mwamba RFC, a club that pioneered the growth of the women’s game in Kenya and continues to be at the forefront of this endeavour.
Impala Club will play host to the fourth round a fortnight later with the curtains falling on the festival on March 30, 2018 in Nakuru as part of the Great Rift 10s.
The Nakuru leg will also feature age grade competitions in the girls U18 category as well as the boys’ U12, U14, U16 and U18 categories.
KRU Women’s 10-a-side rugby festival schedule
- March 4, 2018: Railway Club, Nairobi
- March 18, 2018: Impala Club, Nairobi
- March 30, 2018: Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru.