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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)…

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Rugby Africa announces competition program and calendar for 2021

One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) is gearing up for a potentially exciting year across the continent with its release of a detailed calendar of upcoming competitions. One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent which will include the Rugby Africa Cup, the U20 Barthés…

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Unstoppables raise profile of Women’s Rugby in Africa

Rugby Africa’s #TryAndStopUs campaign showcases diversity of women’s rugby across the African continent

Rugby Arica’s “Unstoppables” (www.RugbyAfrique.com) have proved just how unstoppable they are!  Since being selected three months ago, these 12 women have utilised their energy and passion to raise the profile and fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Africa. Rugby Africa Unstoppable Bios - EN: https://bit.ly/2WLArGZ Rugby Africa Unstoppable Bios…

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Rugby Africa provides Massive Kick Start to Unions for 2021 Season

Unprecedented show of solidarity support from Confederation to rebuild continental rugby

Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) is elated to announce it will be granting EUR 276,490 for the successful and safe preparations for the restart of its 2021 rugby season, after a very challenging 2020. The Fund, will see 11 of the 39 Unions; Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Zambia, Madagascar, Côte…

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Rugby Africa Boosts Women’s Leadership Development with Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship Programme

Women’s Rugby in Africa gets a boost from World Rugby Scholarship

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) continues to boost women’s involvement in the game, including leadership, and is calling on all talented women with the potential to become leaders in rugby to submit their applications for the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships. This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from Africa to join the…

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A Big Day for African Rugby – Cameroon and Burkina Faso Rugby Become Full Members of World Rugby

As at May 2020, World Rugby has 102 member unions and 18 associate member unions

Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) is delighted to announce that following a World Rugby Council meeting on 18 November 2020, another two African Rugby Unions join World Rugby. Burkina Faso Rugby Union has become a full member and Cameroon Rugby Union has been re-instated as a full member. Rugby Africa President Khaled…

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Unstoppable African Women in Rugby

Rugby Africa launches landmark campaign #TryAndStopUs across the continent to scale up Women’s Rugby

Today Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) proudly presents its ‘Unstoppables’ and launches the continental #TryAndStopUs campaign to fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Africa. The social media campaign features 12 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities and will run over a period of three months, showcasing the diversity of the…

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Rugby Africa Concludes Biggest Solidarity Campaign in its History

COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund

In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate impact it had on the rugby community at large. 31 rugby federations…

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Rugby shimmers of hope in Libya with first infrastructure for training and competitions

The new rugby facility will be inaugurated today, Monday 21 September at the university of Benghazi and complies with international standards

The Rugby Federation of Libya under the presidency of Mustapha Hoty inaugurates today their first state-of-the-art rugby stadium at the university of Benghazi, home to 150,000 students of which 2,000 are studying sports. The modern facility complies with international standards and will facilitate trainings and the organisation of national as…

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New Rugby Africa Women’s Advisory Committee scales up gender inclusion for equity on and off the field

Focus areas of the Committee are governance and leadership, competitions, player welfare, development and retention to meet strategic goals for women’s rugby on the continent

The newly created Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) has a governance and leadership purpose to advise all Rugby Africa Committees on positive gender inclusion practices with a focus on women’s rugby. In line with Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) strategic plan and the broader World Rugby commitments the Committee’s role is to identify…