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Kenya Rugby Union Statement on Disruption of Sports

We have been prepared, and remain prepared to run the game during this trying time

The Presidential announcement on Friday 26 March suspending sporting activities in the country has dealt a big blow to rugby and by extension the greater sports fraternity. While this directive was part of a series of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 which continues to cause havoc locally and…

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Kenya Rugby Union Chairman's Statement - Friday 26 March 2021

Kenya Rugby Union hereby suspends the Kenya Cup league until further notice

Following the Presidential directive putting a halt to all sporting activity as part of a wider COVID19 mitigation strategy, the Kenya Rugby (www.KRU.co.ke) Union hereby suspends the Kenya Cup league until further notice. We regret any inconvenience caused to all our stakeholders, notably clubs, players,match officials, fans and our broadcast…

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KRU Set To Grow The Get Into Rugby Numbers Countrywide

A total of 40 men and women have confirmed attendance of this course

The Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) will continue achieving one of its strategic plans of growing the game this weekend as the Development and Training and Education departments host a Get Into Rugby course on Saturday 20th March at the Impala Grounds from 9:00 am. A total of 40 men and…

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Top tier rugby action returns in February

The season will first be preceded by the Kenya Cup qualifiers involving the top six teams from the 2019/20 Kenya Rugby Union Championship

Following clearance from the Ministry of Sport, Culture and Heritage, the 2021 Kenya Cup season will kick off on Saturday 27 February 2021 and will run for 11 match days with the top four teams qualifying for the semi finals on Saturday 22 May. The winners of the semi final…

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Kenya Rugby welcomes Peter Harding

During his secondment, Harding will be tasked with assisting the KRU prepare its teams, specifically the KRU Women’s 7s for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

High Performance Consultant Peter Harding has joined the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU.co.ke) on a three month, renewable secondment from World Rugby. During his secondment, Harding will be tasked with assisting the KRU prepare its teams, specifically the KRU Women’s 7s for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. He will also assist…

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Lionesses Graduate from Isuzu East Africa (EA) Life Skills Program

The training and mentorship that started in November 2019 included starting and running small businesses, financial literacy, goal setting, leadership skills and personal branding

Kenya Lionesses squad members graduated on Wednesday 2 December 2020 from the first phase of a two-year life skills training program supported by Isuzu East Africa’s CSR Program. Twenty nine members of the team went through a non-resident training program on development of business skills, entrepreneurship, sports professionals courses, technical…

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Mediamax Unveiled as Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Official Broadcast Partner

KRU envisages reaching a broad and varied audience locally and globally through the Mediamax footprint

The Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) has entered into a partnership with Mediamax Networks Limited that sees the media organization become the KRU’s Official Broadcast Partner for the next five years. They will have exclusive rights to cover KRU’s flagship competitions – The Kenya Cup, Eric Shirley Shield, Rugby Super Series, National Sevens…

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Crossing the bridge: Felix Oloo’s transition from playing to coaching

Oloo played his last game for Nakuru RFC in 2017, putting an end to an illustrious 15-year playing career

Life after active playing can be very challenging. Too many options to choose from. One can decide to trade the shorts and boots for suits and enter the management game or grab the whistle and officiate. Many times, however, the odds lean heavily on coaching. Kenya Lioness Coach Felix Oloo…

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Nakuru’s Age Grade Program: The journey of this Kenyan Rugby powerhouse

Eleven years on and Top Fry Nakuru RFC has one of the best age-grade rugby programs in Kenya

Whenever you walk into the Nakuru Athletics Club on Sunday afternoon, you’re welcomed by several groups of age-grade rugby boys and girls going through their session. Eleven years on and Top Fry Nakuru RFC has one of the best age-grade rugby programs in Kenya. We caught up with Nakuru rugby’s…

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Celestine Masinde's Balancing Act

The Stanbic Mwamba and Kenya Lionesses center has taken the plunge into the health drinks sector through her Celemass Health Products brand

Many know her for her exploits on the rugby pitch but off of it, 33 year old Celestine "Cele" Masinde, the scorer of Kenya's first ever try at the Olympics is also an entrepreneur. The Stanbic Mwamba and Kenya Lionesses center has taken the plunge into the health drinks sector…