Entebbe Swans to use Rugby to Kick Out GBV

The Entebbe Swans Rugby Club Chair, Ivan Acuku has revealed the club will host their first-ever Rugby 7’s tourney to raise awareness on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The tournament will be held on Sunday 5th December 2021, at Namate Playground formerly known as Entebbe Works Grounds.

Acuku told Gateway News that the one day tourney has attracted boys and girls teams from Kenya, Mbale, Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. With over 45 teams to have confirmed across the four classifications which include U10, U13, U15 and U18.

“The format of play will be catch for U10 and U13, while the U15s and U18s will play contact. We hope for a good display on Sunday.” Acuku noted

Lady Swans Player, Elizabeth Mutagaaya told Gateway News that sports is a great avenue to equip young people with the right tools to fight GBV.

“Rugby is a game of virtue, zeal, and does not withstand violence regardless of the fact that it is a contact sport, if we engage youngsters to add their voice to the 16days of activism against GBV, we are empowering the next generation to stand against GBV.”Mutagaaya said

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