Kenya Cup ref among the “Unstoppables” of Rugby Africa
By Raga House | Mon 05 Oct, 2020 12:14

Rugby Africa proudly presents its ‘Unstoppables’ and launches the continental #TryAndStopUs campaign to fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Africa. 

The social media campaign features 12 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities and will run over a period of three months, showcasing the diversity of the continent with ambassadors from Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. All trailblazers in their very own way with compelling stories.

Kenya Cup ref and KRU board member Peris Mukoko is among the 12 women. 

Rugby Africa had called on all women in rugby across its member unions to share their inspiring stories to become one of the “Unstoppables” in the campaign. Over 60 women from 19 countries impressed the judges with their compelling stories of excellence, opportunity and inspiration and just what it takes to become ‘Unstoppable.’

Rugby Africa is raising the profile and promoting women in rugby for a sustained change in the perception and diversity of the sport. Current data estimates that 26 per cent of the rugby players in Africa are female. An area that needs a special focus is the representation of female coaches and match officials as this is very low.

Paula Lanco, Rugby Africa Executive Member and Chairperson of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee is excited to launch the Try And Stop Uscampaign: “It has been great to see the success of the World Rugby campaign started globally in 2017, and to now feature the phase 2 our African “Unstoppables.” 

From 2012 until 2018 there has been an immense growth in Women’s Rugby in Africa – from 50’000 to over 260’000 registered players and we have an ambitious strategy to grow women’s rugby by an additional 30 per cent by 2025. It is especially critical in these challenging times to keep the players engaged. It’s now time to tell our own stories, in our own way, tapping into the diversity of our continent. A big thank you to all the inspiring African women in rugby who entered the #TryAndStopUs campaign. You are truly unstoppable!”

The “Unstoppables” of Rugby Africa:

  • Abigail Kawonza, Board Member, Coach of Match Officials, Referee, Zimbabwe
  • Babalwa Latsha, International Player, Springbok 15s Captain, South Africa
  • Christel Janet Kotze, Coach and TV producer, Namibia
  • Donatienne Rasoampamonjy, Coach, Coach Trainer, Club founder, Madagascar
  • Fatma El-Kindiy, Communication and project Manager, Botswana
  • Ella Paule Guei, Referee, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Fatou Camara Sene, Administrator and communication manager, Senegal
  • Rafatu Inusah, Board member and educator, Ghana
  • Peris Mukoko, Board member, Educator, Match official, Kenya
  • Samiya Ayikoru, International Player, Uganda
  • Sanaa Barakat, Player, Egypt
  • Wejdane Limame, Citing commissioner, Club President, Tunisia
-Rugby Afrique material 
Kenya Cup   Peris Mukoko  
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