Get Into Rugby programs have proven to be a big hit in the town of Nakuru which falls under district three of the Kenya Rugby Union. Nakuru has in the recent years emerged as a conveyor belt for Kenyan rugby talent, and also hosts Top Fry Nakuru, the first side from outside Nairobi to win the Kenyan league title when they claimed successive Kenya Cup titles a few seasons back.
It also happens to be the home town of Kenya U20 international Lawrence Ishugwa, who recently captured national attention when, at 16 years of age, he officiated at the Prinsloo Sevens, one of the legs of the Kenyan National Sevens Circuit, small wonder that this region also boasts the highest number of “I also play referee” participants countrywide.
KRU Age Grade and Women’s Co-ordinator Nicholas Aballa said, ” It is great to see the region embrace the Get Into Rugby and I also play referee initiatives. This helps in getting more young people interested involved in the sport as we look to not only enlarge our player base but also build capacity that will be of help as the game continues to grow countrywide. It is also important to acknowledge the work of Felix Oloo and district three Regional Development Officer Lameck Ongati in igniting the spark and interest in this region.”
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