Sahumani School promotes girl rugby

12 Apr, 2019 - 00:04 0 Views
Sahumani School promotes girl rugby The Sahumani girls rugby team in action

The ManicaPost

Fungayi Munyoro Sports Correspondent
SAHUMANI  Secondary School  has embarked on a drive to promote girls’ rugby in a bid to enhance female participation in sporting activities. Sahumani Secondary School  made their debut at the Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival in 2017. Last year Sahumani girls put up a commendable performance at the festival.

Their performance could not be ignored by the selectors resulting in the selection of  Catherine Muranganwa, Mavis Zunga, Mary Birwa Privilege Mabhozhera and Fortunate Nyamavanga  to be part of the Zimbabwe girls Under-18 team that took  part in the Craven week in South Africa the same year.

Speaking after the  Zimbabwe Rugby Union Manicaland Sevens women rugby tournament Sahumani Secondary School headmaster Mr Moses Nyamukungwa said the school is working on developing proper  facilities at the school premises. “We are working on our infrastructure  which  is not conducive. We decided to support girls  rugby because we want to give equal access and equal opportunities to the girls.

“Rugby for many years has been male dominated. The girl child  has usually been overshadowed in a male dominated society but we want to expose our girls One of the major challenges that we are facing as a school is early marriages. Students are dropping off school and get married at a tender age. Introducing rugby was a way to create entertainment for the girl child,” he said.

Mr Nyamukungwa said his girls were getting ready for this year’s festival.

“Rugby has made a positive landmark for our school. We are raising the flag high in terms of women participation. We are expecting an increment in terms of the girls that are going  to be selected. We also expect to continue to make our presence being felt at the festival,” he said.

He also urged other schools to take up the sport.

Meanwhile Mutare Sports Club, the Shumbaz  got a rude awakening in the Rugby Super Six League campaign when they slumped to an open new season defeat by Harare Sports Club over the weekend. Mutare Sports Club suffered a  49-11 defeat. The Mackenzie Munetsi boys will  face Old Miltonians  at home. Kick off time is 3pm.

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