Mwamba Rugby relaunch ESS team, age grade programmes for boys and grils
Mwamba Rugby Club has announced the re-introduction of the a reserves side and age grade programmes targeting both boys and girls.
Director of Rugby Fahad Adil Mohamed said that the re-launch of these programmes are part of rebuilding and restrategising after a lean spell.
“We have to get back to our old ways of producing home grown talent and players who understand our identity and history. This can only be done when you have a proper age grade system and a feeder team for those who are knocking on the doors of the senior team,” Fahad said.
He cited the ejection from the club’s traditional home for more than four decades at Nairobi Railway Club and the Covid pandemic for the disruption of the club’s activities and programmes.
“Covid came and disrupted all our programmes and plans. We lost good sponsorships as well. Then the move from Railway Club disorganised our strategy and we had to trim down to just senior men and women’s team. But this is now changing,” he added.
“We lost very good junior players to other clubs as we could not accommodate them in our senior team. But glad that we already have a number of youngsters who stuck around and will be put in the development programmes with a view of incorporating in the either reserve side or the senior team in future.”
Peter Kepher and Joseph Baabu will be in charge of the development programmes that will see formation of boys and girls teams which will take part in Kenya Rugby Union age grade competitions.
Mwamba Rugby Club is inviting to young boys and girls within Nairobi and its environs who would like to join our age-grade programmes to turn up at Public Service Club in Upperhill on Saturdays to meet the coaches.