The Kenya Rugby Union and key stakeholders will meet on Saturday to discuss the organization’s draft strategic plan for the 2016-2021 cycle.
The plan sets out targets to be attained by 2021 and follows extensive consultation with the local rugby community.
Key tenets of the plan include:
· support and sustain continued growth
· set and maintain the highest standards of player welfare
· promote and protect the integrity of the game
· grow participation and enhance popularity of the sport
· capacity building across all facets of rugby
· lead to the enhancement of local competitions for growth and development
· promote commercial viability and financial sustainability
· ensure rugby leaves a positive impact on society
KRU Chief Executive Officer Ronald Bukusi commenting on the upcoming meeting, said, “We firmly believe that we must plan for success but we cannot do this alone. Success is not only about performance but about partnerships. We value the partnerships and contributions of our stakeholders. Remember, any strategic plan for the Kenya Rugby Union must bring together everyone involved in Kenyan rugby, to work towards a shared vision that is relevant to all levels of the sport and Saturday’s meeting is intended to steer us towards that direction.”
“Everyone involved in the playing, delivery and organization of our game in making sure the sport grows and flourishes, so it’s vital we all aspire to the same vision, “he added.
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The Shujaa squad to the North American legs of the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, USA and Vancouver, Canada was named by Head Coach Innocent Simiyu in Nairobi on Thursday morning.
Oscar Ayodi makes his first series appearance this season while Frank Wanyama returns for the first time since the Dubai and Cape Town legs. They replace Brian Tanga and Oscar Ouma.
Andrew Amonde (KCB, Captain), Willy Ambaka (SportPesa Quins), Dan Sikuta (Kabras Sugar), Frank Wanyama (SportPesa Quins), Bush Mwale (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Sammy Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens), Eden Agero (SportPesa Quins), Leonard Mugaisi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Augustine Lugonzo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Oscar Ayodi,(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Collins Injera (Mwamba)
“Oscar and Frank have responded well to training and make the final cut. We are in an exciting pool in Vegas and look forward to qualifying and challenging for the cup,” said Shujaa Head Coach Innocent Simiyu.
Shujaa Timings In Las Vegas (East African Time)
Saturday 4 March 2017
Kenya v New Zealand 4.15am EAT
Kenya v Argentina 6.52am EAT
Sunday 5 March 2017 Kenya v Russia 1.12am EAT
Quarterfinals From 5.48am EAT to 8.22am EAT (Sunday 5 March 2017)
Semifinals and finals From 10.24pm Sunday 5 March 2017 10.24pm EAT to 4.00am Monday 6 March 2017Add a comment Read more...
The Kenya Rugby Union wishes to confirm that Ian Gibbons has stepped down from his role as Kenya Sevens Strength & Conditioning Coach. We wish to thank him for his service during his time with the Kenya Sevens set up and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
The Kenya Rugby Union is in the interim making arrangements to fill the S&C role and will make an announcement in due course.
Menengai Cream Homeboyz won the second leg of the KRU Women’s 10-A-Side series with a 27-0 win over Mwamba at the United States International University grounds on Sunday 19 February 2017.
They led 17- 0 at the interval by way of tries from Irene Otieno, Linet Moraa and former Kenya Lionesses playmaker Mary Musieka who also added a conversion. Sophia Ayieta took the score to 22-0 before Otieno landed her brace to seal the result.
The winners booked their place in the final with a 20-5 win over Top Fry Nakuru while Mwamba edged out first leg winners Northern Suburbs 22-15 in extra time to set up the clash with Homeboyz.
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 46 University Warriors 0
Mwamba 27 Shamas 0
Northern Suburbs 31 Comras 0
Top Fry Nakuru 10 Standard Chartered Impala 5
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 31 Shamas 0
Mwamba 41 University Warriors 0
Northern Suburbs 12 Standard Chartered Impala 5
Comras 0 Top Fry Nakuru 14
Shamas 27 University Warriors 0
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 19 Mwamba 5
Standard Chartered Impala 45 Comras 0
Northern Suburbs 17 Top Fry Nakuru 10
Standard Chartered Impala 17 University Warriors 0
Shamas 25 Comras 0
Northern Suburbs 15 Mwamba 22
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 20 Top Fry Nakuru 5
SEVENTH PLACE FINAL
Comras 5 University Warriors 0
FIFTH PLACE FINAL
Standard Chartered Impala 12 Shamas 0
THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF
Northern Suburbs 12 Top Fry Nakuru 7
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 27 Mwamba 0
The KRU Women’s 10-A side series heads to the United States International University in Nairobi’s Kasarani area for its second round on
Northern Suburbs are seeded first and headline Pool A which also features Top Fry, Standard Chartered Impala and the Community Rugby Association while Pool B is comprised of Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Mwamba, Shamas Rugby Foundation and the University Warriors.
Suburbs lead the series after a 12-0 win over Homeboyz in the first leg cup final at the Kenyatta University.
order of play
THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF