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Kenya Lionesses star talks up challenges faced by female players

Kenya Lionesses player Sinaida Aura admits that inadequate training facilities, lack of sponsorships and poor player welfare are some of the challenges facing womens rugby in Kenya. 
Aura was speaking at the Kenya Rugby Union National Development Conference held at the Strathmore University on Saturday 14 July.
“We face challenges in sourcing and accessing training facilities.Poor Player welfare, inadequate development programs and lack of sponsorship are some of the challenges,”she said.
“If we expect to compete consistently at the top, we deserve to be invested in and supported as well. We all need to be proactive in putting women’s rugby out there.”
“Clubs must do more to help grow the women’s game. The consistency of our local competitions needs to be re-evaluated. Competition is still not on a regular basis,”added Aura.
“Our opponents internationally are amazed at our potential and that we achieve so much with so little.”
Other speakers at the conference included KRU Chair Richard Omwela, Ronald Bukusi, Carol Radull who gave a presentation on Rugby and the media, Chipu head coach Paul Odera, Felix Oloo, Richard Nyakwaka, Paul Mutavi, Chris Diaz and Maina Ndirangu.

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