Rwanda Rugby uses Rugby Africa fund to support local clubs

Rwanda Rugby uses Rugby Africa fund to support local clubs - Sports Leo

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has used money from the Rugby Africa Solidarity Fund to help support clubs, referees, players and coaches during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

All Rwanda Rugby Federation club members including coaches and referees received financial relief which included food packages, personal protective masks, both hand sanitisers’ and disinfectants for hand washing and cleaning of rugby jerseys and balls.

Tharcisse Kamanda the president of Rwanda Rugby Federation thanked Rugby Africa for the financial support, explaining that the financial aid was meant to go towards the purchase of medical and food supplements for the local Rugby community.

“The current health status is having a major impact on all our members in their respective clubs, their coaches and players,” said Kamanda.

“This is a boost to our rugby community as we continue to stand together to do everything possible to deal with the complex situation. Right now health and safety is our currently top priority.”

The president further urged the referees to continue embracing the online tutorials to upgrade course levels, at the same time holding meetings and discussions in order to share knowledge and skills.

David Bimenyimana, the president of Lions de Fer also thanked RRF and Rugby Africa for the support in such a complex situation. He promised that the supplements will be put to use.

All sporting activities, including rugby were postponed by the Rwandan Government through the Ministry of Sports in mid-March due to Covid-19.

All sports activities including rugby in the country will resume on September according to the announcement from the government.

In partnership with ANA and Sports Leo

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