Mwamba RFC held its first ladies rugby open day on Saturday morning at Railways Grounds attracting over twenty new players, the club secretary Mr. Jason Rosario has told MwambaRugby.Com.
The open day was an initiative to attract and recruit more women into the game. “There are women out there who love the game but don’t have that motivation to don the kit and run out and enjoy the game,” Mr. Rosario had earlier spoken to this publication about the open day.
The sessions were conducted by UR 7s coaches led Kenya internationals Kenny Andola, Samuel Mutari and Davis Chenge together with Mwamba’s Kevin Bonke Atandi. The others who helped in the session were Mwamba’s Mary Otieno, Sinaida Aura and Doreen Remour. Philip Wesonga, Mwamba Ladies physical trainer was also in attendance.
“This is just the beginning. We shall be having more open days every weekend as we continue with our rebuilding efforts,” The Ladies Team Manager Emily Achieng said.
The club has been moving around various colleges and universities around the city popularizing the open day. “We intend to net dozens of women in these institutions who have the talent to play the game but have had no chance,” added Ms Achieng.
The next open day will be held on Saturday starting from 10.00am and new players are urged to turn up and tag along a friend.