"Nobody can forget it all because what happened was so bad but rugby can help me forget all the bad things I have seen. When I play rugby I can feel nothing in my heart but enjoyment."
Friends of Rwandan Rugby is a small, innovative charity which teaches the joys of rugby to boys and girls in some of the most impoverished regions of Rwanda. FoRR’s mission is to promote reconciliation through sport, using rugby to build trust, friendships and foster shared experiences on the rugby field. Read More>>
Working in Over 100 Schools
FoRR focuses on teaching rugby to children and young adults in over 100 schools and communities across Rwanda. Through the full time employment of our rugby development staff Friends of Rwandan Rugby is able to facilitate the implementation and growth of our sport in primary and secondary schools nation-wide. Read More>>
Reconciliation through Sport
96% of the child population at the time are thought to have witnessed the bloodshed first hand. There is a big role for sport in healing wounds left from social. Rugby is a post genocide sport and has been hugely successful providing kids with new memories and shared experiences. The friendships that are formed & the safety they provide at the bottom of a ruck last a lifetime. Read More>>
Volunteer Coaching Trips
An experience you will never forget
Going on tour has always been part of playing rugby. FoRR organises and runs coaching trips to Rwanda to help deliver equipment and training to coaches and children across the country.
Radio 5 Live Interview
An interview with Colin Murray
BBC Radio 5 Live have been great supporters of Friends of Rwandan Rugby over the years. Emma & Deena provide an insight into Rwanda and the reasons behind their devotion to the sport and its promotion in Rwanda.
Rugby World Magazine
Read the Rugby World article on FoRR
In 2013 Rugby World joined us on tour in Rwanda. David Jordan of Rugby World spent a week with our coaches and provides a excellent insight into the FoRR programme and the motivation of the coaches and players.