Nairobi: March 13, 2019 – Community Rugby Association (COMRAS) has received kits sponsorship from Minet Kenya. The support has provided the team with professional standard kit for the new season.
C.E.O for Minet Kenya, Mr. Sammy Muthui said: “Youth empowerment is at the heart of Minet’s business. While we conduct our business, we are always looking into ways of being purposeful to the communities that we serve. Supporting community rugby development is one way of ensuring that the youth are actively engaged and occupied in relevant activities that impact them positively.”
COMRAS was established in 2007 to enable young teens from disadvantaged communities who are passionate about playing rugby to join the sport. The team which is managed by Community Rugby Patrons, currently has five clubs with under 10’s, 12’s, 14’s, and 16’s squads. The five clubs are located in Runda, Arise in Racecourse, Embubul, Ngong and Matasia. These teams come together every last Sunday of each month to competein tournaments dubbed Community Rugby Association (CRA) Tournaments.
Receiving the sponsorship, Vice Chairman for Rugby Patrons Society Mr. Aggrey Chabeda said the sponsorship was a great boost for the team as it will go a long way in boosting rugby development in the country and enthusiasm of young the players.
“COMRAS has supported grassroots rugby activities that form a platform for boys and girls, from age 10 through to 18 to learn and hone their rugby skills for 11 years. The project has incubated and developed rugby talent for the future while inculcating important life skills to the kids,” Mr. Chabeda added.
“We have formed a senior team for both boys and girls and they now play in the nationwide rugby league. Two of girls participated in the just concluded Singapore Sevens,” Mr. Chabeda said.
In the past Community Patrons have actively helped players find rugby clubs in their localities to provide them with quality experiences once they get to a competitive age professionally. This has seen COMRAS collaborate with Nondescripts RFC in helping players access training facilities to improve their rugby skills and fitness needed for the game
The chairperson for Nondescripts Limited, Mr. Andew Jackson concluded: “We are providing financial support, access to our facilities and coaches for COMRAS players as part for our commitment to the wider rugby community to be able to shape the future of the young players.”