30/07/2012 Gicumbi Primary 7s Tournament

RDO Alex Sibomana arranged a Tag Rugby Tournament for primary schools in the Northern Region of Rwanda which saw eight teams divided into two pools. Participating schools included: Mulindi Primary, Kuruhura Primary, Kaniga Primary, Nyagakizi Primary, Maya Primary, Bugoma Primary, Mugina Primary, Mukarange Primary. The games were held at Mulindi Tea Factory and the final saw Maya take on Mukarange with Maya the victors with a score of 35 to 15.

17/07/2012 Gicumbi Regional 7s Tournament

The third round in a series of regional tournaments across Rwanda organised by by FoRR Program Manager, Kamanda Tharcisse and RDO Alexis Sibomana took place this week. Two pools of seven teams competed at Mulindi Tea Factory ground including: E.S Mulindi Rushaki College, E.S Kamutora, G.S Nyagakizi,G.S Kiruhura, G.S Bugoma, G.S Mukarange and G.S Muyumbu. In the final E.S Mulindi took on Rushaki College and dominated the game with the final score 25-5 to them. The games were refereed by Aimable Harerimana and Jean Claude Ntezimana and the Executive Secretary of Kaniga Sector attended the event. Big thanks go to Alex Sibomana and all Headteachers involved with a special mention to Mulindi Tea Factory who made the pitch available which made the tournament very successful

The Champs; E.S Apemu Ruli

19/07/2012 Gakenke Schools Regional 7s Tournament

The second round in a series of regional tournaments across Rwanda organised by FoRR Program Manager, Kamanda Tharcisse took place this week. In the Gakenke region, nine teams participated including; G.S Rwankuba, G.S Janja, G.S Nganzo, G.S Nyundo, E.S Apemu Ruli, E.S Karuganda, E.S Nyarutovu, ACEDI Mataba and Aprodesoc Nemba. There were two pools who played each other, one of four teams and one of five teams and the final saw E.S Apemu Ruli and G.S Rwankuba. The final was a close game but E.S Apemu Ruli were victorious thanks to their speedy winger and the final score was 7-0 to them. A big thank you to refs Cambara Koko Marcel and Felix Uwitonze and the leader of the School Sports Association who presented prizes to the winning team and worked hard to make the tournament successful. Special well done to Felix Uwitonze for the hard work he has put in introducing rugby in the Gakenke District.

ACEJ Karama celebrate their tournament victory

14/07/2012 FoRR Muhanga Schools Regional 7s Tournament

The first round in a series of regional tournaments across Rwanda, organised by FoRR Program Manager, Kamanda Tharcisse kicked off this weekend. In the Muhanga area, five secondary schools were invited and participated at the Philosophicum ground, including; G.S Shyogwe, E.S Buringa, G.S Gitarama, E.T Kabgayi and SCEJ Karama. Each team played the other five schools which culminated in a final between G.S Shyogwe and ACEJ Karama. During the final, both teams gave a good display. Shyogwe’s speed put them ahead by 7 points at the end of the first half, but despite ACEJ losing a player to a broken shoulder in the second half, they were crowned champions with a final score of 15-14. The games were refereed by Livingstone Muhire and Martin Rurangwa. A big thank you goes to FoRR RDO, Laurien Hakizimana, the school head-teachers and sports teachers who worked hard to make this a successful day.

The Champs-ICETAR

23-24/06/2012 Semi-finals of the Federation of Schools and Sports Association Inter-schools Matches Semi-Finals and Finals, Rubavu District.

Managed by MINEDUC (Rwandan Ministry of Education) who provided transport, accommodation and trophies, these school games are held in All sports including Netball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Handball and Basketball, rugby is a recent addition to the programme.
Here are the results of the Rugby semi-finals;

E.T Mukingi, Ruhango beat INYEMERAMIHIGO COLLEGE, Rubavu 107-0
ICETAR, Kamonyi beat G.S GAHINI, Kayonza 53-9.

During the final E.T Mukingi took on ICETAR in a hard game with Mukingi dominating the first half until they unfortunately lost their two best players at fly half and second centre due to injury which gave ICETAR the initiative in the second half. The final score was 6-3 to ICETAR who now have the opportunity to represent Rwanda in the Federation of East African Secondary Schools Championship in to be held in Bujumbura, Burundi this August. The games were refereed by FoRR Programme Manager, Kamanda Tharcisse, FoRR RDO Hakizimana Laurien and Rwandan Rugby Federation Representative, Itanzi Jean Baptiste.

29/05/2012 Continuing Sustainable Growth

Exciting times as the 5th tour is currently in Huye. 13 UK coaches are working with the students from six schools in the region to introduce the game of tag rugby to both boys and girls. This takes are volunteer number above 50 for the first time. On this trip we are also looking to expand the rugby development officer team from 4 employed staff to an amazing 7. Let’s hope the new guys love rugby and want to take the game to more and more schools across the country !!!

24/05/2012 5th Annual Rugby Development Tour to Rwanda

FoRR would like to announce the completion of our largest tour group to Rwanda yet. The group was based in Huye in the South of Rwanda and developed rugby in six primary schools in the town which culminated in a wonderful tournament on the final day. A full report of activities will follow shortly.

05/05/2012 Muhanga TAG Rugby Tournament

8 teams from 7 primary schools met at Kabgayi Stadium to participate in a TAG Rugby Tournament organised by FoRR RDO Laurien Hakizimana.  Participating schools included; Shyogwe, Kabgayi A, Kabgayi B, Gitarama, Mbare, Remera and Gahoho. Shyogwe Primary School brought two teams and the final saw Shoygwe B win against Gitarama and the final score was 35 points to 15. Laurien managed the day and refereed with support from the Schools’ Sports Teachers.

13/03/2012 Northern Rugby Development Officer Hosts Visiting Rugby Coaches

During this week, FoRR RDO Alex Sibomana worked with a number of primary and secondary schools in the Northern Region of the country. Participating schools included Rulindo Primary, GS Nyiramiroli Primary and Secondary, ES Apeki Timna and Tumba Public Primary Schools and each school sent 80-120 students who benefitted from the coaching skills and enthusiasm of the visiting coaches.

11/09/2011 National Schools 7’s Finals Tournament

Today saw eight teams from across the country compete in Kigali throughout a rainy day to become Rwandan National schools champions of 7’s rugby. Eteka, ETO Gitarama, Ecole Secondaire Mulindi, Ecole Technique Mukingi, Rushaki College, Ecole Secondaire Buringa & Apred Ndera all took part and it was wonderful to see students from across Rwanda come together for a festival of fun. FoRR RDO Sibomana Alexis was able to source milk and water generously supplied by INYANGE Industries and the teams shared lunch as well as competition. FoRR program manager Tharcisse Kamanda said that although it was very hard for he and his RDO’s to organise the finals all players and officiials had a terrific day. Refereeing support was provided by Itanzi Jean Baptiste, Nemeye Emmy & Nsengimana Felix. The event was attended by Federation of Rwandan Rugby Secrectary General Ugeziwe Janvier and Vice President Alex Araire with eventual winners Apred Ndera defeating Ecole Technique Mukingi in a tight final seven points to five.