The future of women’s rugby in Kenya

Kenya's Women's fifteens national team lifts the 2011 Elgon Cup

There is an aura of complacency surrounding women’s rugby in Kenya. It is now time to take steps to move it to the next level. Development of women’s rugby in Kenya has to become a matter of national concern. I want to be able to read about the girls’ rugby competition at the national secondary … [Read more...]

Super fit for the super series?

It is 4.30pm on a very cold Sunday afternoon at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds. In fact, it has been raining and has only just subsided to a bearable drizzle. The referees begin to trickle, in wrapped up warm, teeth chattering. Everyone is pensive; probably because they have not had … [Read more...]

Hoisting Spirits

On Sunday, 29th March, 2009 we made our way to Ayany in Kibera where we were set to meet the Kenya Youth AIDS Ambassadors group made up of youth living positively with HIV and AIDS. We turned in, off a tarmac road, to a steep, narrow maram road, which led us downhill passed shacks and stalls on … [Read more...]

Great Expectations

The 2009 rugby season is just about to start and I have great expectations for local rugby this year, which I am sure are shared by many at Mean Machine. Read more here. … [Read more...]

The Power of Sports

Sport is a lot more than dirty kit, sweaty bodies and broken bones. Sport has within it, the power to entertain and teach, and in the process create avenues for sustainable progression in communities. In Kenya the Rugby Super Series, brings together top players from the premier rugby clubs in the … [Read more...]