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Rugby Africa’s North African Regional Development Officer, Mostafa Jelti, Speaks About International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

At the request of the Moroccan NOC, this day was created in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly

Globally, sport has reached a stage of development that no other human activity can boast of. Its impact on societies and unifying power gives it the responsibility of putting itself at the service of peace To start off, what does international day of sports for development and peace mean to…

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Championing Gender Equality in Sports - Rugby Africa Launches the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee

This exciting new step for Rugby Africa confirms its ambition to innovate and invest in creating quality experiences for women in the game of rugby

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has strengthened their ongoing support for gender equality by paving the way in women’s sport with the launch of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee (WRAC) and sub-committees. As part of Rugby Africa’s broader strategy, the role of WRAC and its sub committees is to define key performance…

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Unstoppable Christel Janet Kotze is a National Rugby Coach to be watched for

The Absolute Rugby producer and coach is certainly a beacon of inspiration to women in the game

Raising the flag of rugby high in Namibia and across the African continent, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Unstoppable Christel Janet (CJ) Kotze is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Handpicked as one of 12 leading women in rugby on the African continent as part of Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppables, the Absolute…

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Tunisia’s very own Wejdane Limame had the pleasure of experiencing one of her career highlights last week after serving as the citing commissioner liaison officer for the Six Nations match between France and Scotland

Goals for the future are to establish myself as a leading citing commissioner in Africa and to be appointed as a citing commissioner in the Rugby World Cup

Wedjane took time out to give Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) insight into her journey as a citing commissioner and share some of the experiences that have stood out for her in the last few years. What does your appointment as a citing commissioner liaison officer (CCLO) for the Six Nations match…

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World Rugby awards two leading African Women in Rugby the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships

This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from Africa to join the remaining ten women from around the world, who will each receive a £10,000 scholarship for leadership development support

As more and more leading women spearhead through the sports industry, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has positioned itself to continue boosting women’s involvement in the game, including leadership, by announcing on International Women’s Day, Africa’s first two recipients of the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships. This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from…

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Abigail Kawonza: Paving the way for successful women on and off the field

Just in time for International Women’s month, Abigail Kawonza continues to push boundaries and take Rugby Africa to new heights, reminding us that even if one-woman scores, we all win

The inclusion and integration of women in sports has been a contentious topic over the years. As the industry continues to open space for women all around the world, International Women’s month is a good time to not only commemorate pioneers such as Abigail Kawonza, who have pushed boundaries and…

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Q&A with Paula Lanco – Chairwoman of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee

Paula takes us on a journey to where she is today, and gives other women aspiring to follow in her footsteps advice on what it takes to become a true leader

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day and the dynamic women who have and continue to excel in their fields in all industries, it is fitting that we celebrate one of the leading women in Rugby Afrique (www.RugbyAfrique.com), Paula Lanco – a Rugby Afrique Exco member and Chairperson of the…

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Towards a New Normal: Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha on being a Changemaker

SA’s first professional Women’s Rugby player’s unstoppable momentum grows apace as she prepares for World Cup – and is co-opted on Rugby Africa sub-committee

Just over a year ago, not many people outside South Africa’s rugby circles would have heard of Babalwa Latsha. That changed considerably in January 2020, when the law graduate from Khayelitsha made history as South Africa – and Africa’s – first professional Women’s rugby player. Since then, she has been…

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Rugby Africa announces establishment of Referee Committee

Rugby Africa announces yet another major development for the sport on the continent with the formation of the RA Referee Committee

The Rugby Africa (RA) (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Referee Committee, formally launched at its inaugural meeting in December, was founded to – amongst others - establish an African referee panel, monitor its growth and development, further the development of African match officials and monitor the Laws of the Game and playing trends on…

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Unstoppable Paule Ella Guei honoured with Sports+ Award

Ivorian Rugby Union referee honoured with SportsPlus Award in recognition of her #Unstoppable efforts to promote and advance women’s rugby in her country

Paule Ella Guei has had to overcome many challenges on her journey to becoming a referee for the Ivorian Rugby Union (FIR). Laughed at for officiating men’s games, she had to develop a thick skin - and was rewarded for her efforts by being selected as a Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com)…