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A shot in the arm for Rugby Academy


Chris Theko

First batch of Rugby playing equipment was handed over to Lesotho Rugby Academy (LRA) towards its schools Rugby Academy.

The equipment which was passed by the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Lesotho, Anne Macro, was donated by SOS Kid Aid, a Non-Government Organisation based in UK.

The equipment includes shirts, pants, cones, rugby balls and training sponges.

Macro when speaking at the ceremony said that the gifts were part of a relationship enjoyed between Lesotho Rugby Academy and the government of the UK.

 â€œToday we are here to hand over a donation to the Lesotho Rugby Academy towards the schools Rugby Academy. This will assist in rugby development at schools,” she said, noting the UK government’s commitment to enable LRA to popularize and develop the sport in the country,” she said

She pointed out that LRA has been closely linked to the rugby association in the UK, and both enjoyed the support from the UK citizens.  

Recently, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recognized the work that the Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) and the Rugby Academy is doing in Lesotho by awarding country director of the academy, Litšitso Motšeremeli, with a Commonwealth Points of Light Award.

The UK’s Point of Light Award recognizes outstanding individual volunteers who are spearheading change in the community.

Motšeremeli said the donation will be very important in helping to further promote and develop rugby in the county with no shortage of equipment adding that they will equally distribute to all beneficiaries of the academy.

 â€œThis donation comes at a time when the academy was really in need,” MotÅ¡eremeli said.

More of the similar donations are yet to arrive in October this year.

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