LUSAKA, October 14, 2018 – As the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October, 2018, the Zambia RugUnion (ZRU) in partnership with the Tag RugTrust (TRT) organized a Girls Only Tag RugTournament at Harmony Community School in Chipata Compound of Kitwe District in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.
The games which kicked off at 9am attracted scores of spectators from the surrounding neighborhood both girls and boys, young and old, with some climbing the walls fence just to catch a glimpse of the games.
Being a “Girls Only Tourney” the organising coordinator ensured that only female Young leaders officiated the games led Ms Sarah Nkhata.
Get Into RugZambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba commended the efforts being made the Tag RugTrust (TRT) who undertake annual coaching trips to Kitwe, Ndola, Lusaka, Kafue & Livingstone. “This is indeed one partnership that has brought tangible benefits to the lives of kids in these communities where TRT operates from”. He added that TRT has been an all weather friend to the Zambia RugUnion as they usually help out with kit and equipment whenever called upon and this has greatly help build interest amongst the young participants.
His sentiments were echoed Tag RugTrust Zambia Coordinator Chris Mwamba who said TRT has been operating in Zambia since 2006. “Some of the young girls who passed through Tag Rugare now playing for the Zambia National Team and it is gratifying to see so much progress being made across the country”. This is in line with our motto of “Building Futures Through Rugby” he concluded.
The 2018 International Day of the Girl Child commemorations were being held under the theme: With Her: A Skilled GirlForce