The Inaugural Schools Rugby 7s World Cup was played this weekend with Ngong Township winning the tournament following 19-12 victory over Upperhill at Impala Club.
The tournament, which drew a total of eight teams, marked the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey for school rugby in Kenya.
Organizers have announced plans to expand the event, inviting schools from East Africa and the broader African region to participate starting next year. This development aims to provide an opportunity for world-class schools to compete on Kenyan soil and experience the unique rugby culture that Africa has to offer.
David Weru, one of the tournament organizers, expressed his enthusiasm for the future of the School Rugby 7s World Cup. He emphasized that the upcoming editions of the tournament will grow even bigger and better, welcoming World Class schools.
Weru highlighted that this expansion will give world-class schools a chance to touch down in Kenya and engage in high-quality rugby matches while also enjoying the breathtaking African safari experience.
“School Rugby 7s World Cup starts in Kenya, next year it will grow bigger and better having East Africa Schools. In the near future the world will test the touch of Africa. We will have world class Schools touching down in Kenya to experience the Rugby in Africa and Safari in Africa,” he said.
The event’s organizers have exciting plans in store for the upcoming editions of the tournament. As a special prize for the winners next year, they have announced an exclusive safari trip to the Maasai Mara, where the champions will have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Wildbeast Migration.
“The prize for next year for winners will be Safari to the Mara to watch Wild beast Migration,” he said.