Get Into Rugby success story thus far
Dixon Norval, Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at FNB Namibia said, “We are as overwhelmed with the participation as the Namibia Rugby Union.
It goes to show that rugby is alive and well in Namibia and we are pleased to have played a major role in making this possible for our rugby loving nation.”
The FNB Foundation handed over an amount of N$ 300 000.00 to the Namibia Rugby Union as part of the IRB Get Into Rugby programme.
The focus is on development level where schools, teachers and coaches are encouraged to involve young children in the sport of rugby.
Henry Kemp, Forwards Coach Senior National Team, Development Manager of the Namibia Rugby Union said, “We had 70 pupils from Zambezi Private school (10 Oct) and 1150 pupils from Ngweze Primary (11 Oct).
The other areas are also growing fast and the final numbers look to be in the region of 5200 boys and girls. I am thankful for FNB’s enormous contribution and am sure that your money was and will still be well spent.”
The GIR programme will ensure that rugby is accessible to all Namibians. The NRU said that their aim is to increase their player base from about 6500 to 15 000 by the year 2015.
Altogether 12 tournaments will be hosted throughout Namibia with the last one being held on 2 November 2013 in Windhoek.