Breakthrough for Kabras prodigy Rayvonne Ambale as he lands place in UK’s Bath Academy

Rayvonne Ambale Olindi with Kabras RFC coach Edwin Achayo. PHOTO/Kabras RFC

Kabras RFC prodigy Rayvonne Ambale Olindi secures spot in U18 Bath Academy for 2024/25 season.

DBA Africa confirmed Ambale’s journey, noting his setback earlier this year due to injury. However, with dedicated rehab supported by Bath and Bryanston School, the young player has fully recovered, showcasing his talent with four tries in April games and earning a move to the U18 squad.

Rayvonne Ambale 

“Congratulations to Ray Olindi for being called up again for the U18 Bath Academy Squad for the forthcoming 2024-2025 season. He was unfortunate at the beginning of the year to pick up and injury just when the coach said he was about to get his first U18 call-up.

Butula's Rayvone Ambale received award. Photo Courtesy/

Rayvone Ambale Olindi receives MVP award. Photo/Butula

“However, thanks to the Bath and Bryanston physios, and credit to Forest for a tough 7-week rehab period, he came back strong and scored 4 tries in 4 games for the U17s in the last month of the season. He’s (nearly!) getting used to training and playing in the British weather, so we look forward to supporting a big season ahead,” DBA announced.

Ambale’s recent accomplishments include leading Kabras to victory in the Great Rift 10s, where he was awarded Most Valuable Player and Top Points Scorer in his debut for the senior team.


Starting his rugby journey at Kabras Rugby Academy, Ambale has consistently impressed, notably during the 2022 KSSSA 7s Nationals, where he dominated with an exceptional 20 tries and 128 points, earning him the top scorer and MVP titles.

His talent continued to shine in the East African 7s debut, where he claimed the top try scorer award.

Rayvone Ambale Olindi crosses over for a try in a past KSSSA match. Photo Courtesy/Butula

In 2023, Amnbale played a pivotal role in Butula’s historic 15s title win at the National Schools Rugby Championship, securing the MVP award.

He missed 2023 East African Games, Ambale embarked on an exciting UK journey, facilitated by DBA Africa and former Kenya 7s coach Damian McGrath.

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