Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)

The long-awaited and highly anticipated Bhubesi Pride Foundation / DieHardRugby Academy schools rugby tournament set for Friday 10th August, 2018 at Green Eagles Rugby Club in Kabwe, Zambia.

Tournament organiser and Get Into Rugby Zambia project manager Tom Chaloba named the participating teams as:

1. Robert Shitima School

2. Sables Nua Centre

3. Arteco Orphanage Centre

4. Mine Secondary School

5. Green Eagles Youth Academy.

In an interview, Mr Tom Chaloba said, "Our continued partnership between Get Into Rugby Zambia and the Bhubesi Pride Foundation stems back to 2016 when they first came to Kabwe, back then they worked with young girls and boys from RoseHill Private School, Broadway Secondary School, Mildah Christian Academy, Jack and Jill School and Sables Orphanage Centre"

"We have deliberately made the decision to spread the participants across most, if not all, schools in the town because our target is to ensure as many young girls and boys come into contact with the rugby ball as possible, he said.

The tournament which has attracted 50 kids aged between 09 to 14 years old from each of the 5 locations will kick off at 08 am and is set to end at 1pm in the afternoon. The local radio stations in Kabwe havebeen working with the odganisers in a bid to generate the much needed interest among the local residents. 

"As a bonus to the fans, we have asked the u16 rugby players from DieHardRugby Academy to play a contact rugby game against their opponents from Sables Nua Centre as they initiate preparations for the forthcoming National Youth Rugby Festival" Chaloba concluded.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU).

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