Conflicts impede Rugby growth,” says URU President
By Masejele Sulaiman
The Uganda Rugby Union (URU) President, Mr. Godwin Kayangwe, while addressing the club chairpersons, regional leaders, and stakeholders at Kema Gardens Motel in Mbale City on Wednesday 7th,February, 2024, noted that all three regions they visited Western, West Nile, and Northern – are experiencing conflicts.
He highlighted the hindrance of conflicts in rugby, noting their prevalence in the Western, West Nile, and Northern regions.
To address these challenges, URU plans to implement strategies such as capacity building and enforcing officiation qualifications, aiming to enhance participation, competition, and overall game growth.
“We should put in mind our pillars of the game,grow, strengthen and power Will help us to develop our game”.He emphasized.
In a gesture to support rugby development, President Kayangwe donated 150 rugby balls, urging Mr. Wangwe Moses, the Mbale City Sports Officer, to distribute them among clubs and schools.
Mr. Moses commended URU for their efforts, citing Mbale’s success in rugby with Nkoma Ss winning championships and increased school participation.
Additionally, adjustments were made in the Eastern Region, splitting it into Bukedea, Elgon, and Busoga to streamline game logistics and reduce travel inconveniences.