Pic : Source Shamas Rugby Foundation.
Bristol Rugby will host the Shamas Rugby Foundation Under13 team that will tour to Bristol from Thursday November 19th to Sunday November 29th 2015.
Shamas Rugby Foundation (SRF) is an NGO using the values of rugby to teach Life Skill Education to boys and girls living in poverty in urban settlements in Kenya.
The team comprised of 22 players and four adults will be hosted by 11 families of the pupils from St. Bede’s Catholic School in Bristol and the Bristol Rugby coaching staff.
Accompanying them will be the incoming CEO Edoardo De Paoli who has been very instrumental in their training, Shamas coaches Ken and Randy, last year’s tour boys set the bar very high by winning 6 of their 8 games they played.
The Shamas Rugby Foundation under13 team will first play against Rugby festival on November 23rd 2015 before facing Clifton College on 25th November. Their final match will be on Friday November 27th against St. Bede’s School.
Earlier this week, we spoke to Former Kenya Under19 Assistant head coach who is the current Shamas Rugby Coordinator Mr. Nicholas Aballa Abok and he had this to say,
“The tour is a very exciting moment for the boys who are drawn from the three Shamas Rugby foundation centres that is Kibera, Mathare and Eastland's. “
"The founder and Sponsor Azim Deen hopes that this will give them a chance to see the world and raise their self esteem so that when they come back they will be able to work hard in school and have a better future for themselves and their families and become better people that will contribute positively to the society and the sport of rugby. “
"This is the third tour with the first one being in south Africa in 2013, to the UK in 2014 to be exact in Mulsford and this year back to the UK by the invitation of Bristol Rugby, “ he concluded
14 year old Centre, Felix Otieno Ochieng’ will be the skipper while Eighth man Silverster Mukabwa Indonya will be his deputy.
|Dalmas Aboki Mosoti||9/8/2003||Prop|
|Alex Owuor Ooko||8/8/2003||Hooker|
|Eugine Otieno Ouma||5/6/2002||Prop|
|Malon Kamau Njeri||13/1/2002||Lock|
|Brian Otieno Odhiambo||20/6/2001||Lock|
|Moses Marwa Nyanginge||27/12/2002||Back Row|
|Ronny Sam Ochieng||14/4/2003||Back Row|
|Silvester Mukabwa Indonya||23/8/2001||No. 8|
|Derick Owino Otieno||5/3/2002||Scrum-Half|
|Derrick Junior Onyango Odhiambo||31/1/2002||Fly-Half|
|Lawrence Otieno Asuo||3/8/2003||Wing|
|Filex Otieno Ochieng’||13/7/2001||Centre|
|Isaac Maloba Nafula||4/7/2002||Centre|
|Samuel Arthur Ogot Aringo Walwanga||18/12/2001||Wing|
|Clinton Otieno Odiwuor||5/10/2002||Full-Back|
|Noel Owuor Nyawanda||18/6/2002||Prop|
|Vincent Ochieng Odhiambo||22/1/2002||Prop|
|George Keith Otieno||11/10/2003||Hooker/Centre|
|Joseph Ochieng Odhiambo||28/11/2001||Lock|
|Abraham Onyano Odhiambo||26/5/2003||Scrum-Half|
|Eugine Hence Brooke Owino Okumu||10/10/2002||Centre|
|Felix Lwaka Makhama||29/5/2002||Wing|