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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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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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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…

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Rugby Africa offers referees from its member unions a series of online workshops

This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run for over two months

Referees and Coaches of Match Officials (CMOs) drawn from across the continent are following a series of online workshops run by Alain Rolland, High-Performance 15s Match Official Manager for World Rugby. This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run…

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    • Man of the Match Bakary Meite, Côte d’Ivoire
    • Man of the Match Mamadou Ndiaye, Senegal
    • Man of the Match Richard Botchi, Ghana
    • Fans of Madagascar during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 01 December 2019 ©Rugby Africa
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    • Charles Ndiaye of Senegal during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Senegal and Mauritius at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on 30 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

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Khaled Babbou elected President of Rugby Africa

Jurie Roux (South Africa) and Andrew Owor (Uganda) join the Executive Board; Affiliation of Egypt is voted by show of hands with 25 votes in favor

Today, March 2, 2019, in Marrakech, was held the 13th General Assembly of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) of which here are the highlights: The elections of the new Executive Committee begin after the quorum is reached, the scrutineers appointed and the confirmed candidates. The officers of the Executive Board are elected…

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Triple win for African rugby on the global stage

World Rugby elects Mr Alexander from South Africa on its executive committee, adopts Burkina Faso as a new associate member and welcomes back Nigeria as a full member

SA Rugby president Mr. Mark Alexander was elected to the World Rugby’s Executive Council in elections held in Dublin on Wednesday. "It is a huge honour to be named on the executive body among a number of highly respected administrators in the game," said Mr. Alexander from Dublin, where the…