Wednesday, April 3, 2013

French Open First Rugby School in Kenya at Sadili

Sadili Oval Sports Academy was the center of interest when a high profile team of leadersKenyan and French leaders launched Kenya's first Rugby School.
The project, which was launched by the French Ambassador in Kenya, His Excellency, Etienne Poncin, is expected to train young boys and girls at the junior level, up to 16 years. The French Embassy supported the improvement of the Sadili rugby pitch, including lights and changing rooms and the training of community rugby coaches, to the tune of Kshs. 2million. The Ambassador said that his country will continue to work with Sadili Oval in the development of sports amongst underprivileged youth, stating that he was satisfied that the funding was utilized well.

In attendance at the occasion were the MP for Langata, Joash Olum and his counterpart for Kibra Constituency, Hon. Kenneth Okoth, who welcomed the partnership, and committed to supporting the project further. Joash Olum further used the opportunity to inform the press that Sadili Oval and Malezi School would soon launch the region's first sports school, that would embrace any sports, and every effort would be made to support this development to improve the livelihoods of the youth, many of whom could benefit financially for the sport.

The Chairman of the Kenya Rugby Football Union, Mr. Mwangi Muthee, reiterated the commitment of his Union to partnering with Sadili Oval, and, saying that he continues to be impressed with the effort that the organization has been making towards the development of rugby in the last 20 years, he said that the KRFU would support Sadili in every way possible to join Upperhill School in Nairobi, as part of their select centres of excellence. He also challenged the MP for Langata to help Sadili seek even more space to extend their pitches to accommodate international matches and training.

On behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Commissioner of Sports Mr. Gordon Oluoch sent a special message congratulations to Sadili Oval and partner French Embassy, for launching the first sports school in Kenya, confirming the government's comittment to supporting new and improved systems that will prepare the youth for a great future.

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