Community Rugby Association (COMRAS) have received a kit sponsorship from Minet Kenya in ceremony held on Wednesday 13 March.
The deal saw Minet Kenya- a trusted pan-African advisor that meets the uncertainties of tomorrow by delivering risk and human capital solutions, provide the team with professional standard kit for the new season, manufactured by Samurai.
Speaking during the ceremony, Minet Kenya C.E.O Sammy Muthui said the move to sponsor the side was part of their purposeful activities to the communities they serve.
“Youth empowerment is at the heart of Minet’s business. While we conduct our business, we are always looking into ways of being purposeful to the communities that we serve. Supporting community rugby development is one way of ensuring that the youth are actively engaged and occupied in relevant activities that impact them positively.” he said.
Rugby Patrons Society Vice Chairman Mr. Aggrey Chabeda said the sponsorship was a great boost for the team as it will go a long way in boosting rugby development in the country and enthusiasm of young the players.
“COMRAS has supported grassroots rugby activities that form a platform for boys and girls, from age 10 through to 18 to learn and hone their rugby skills for 11 years. The project has incubated and developed rugby talent for the future while inculcating important life skills to the kids,” Mr. Chabeda added.
“We have formed a senior team for both boys and girls and they now play in the nationwide rugby league. Two of girls participated in the just concluded Singapore Sevens,” Mr. Chabeda said.
COMRAS was established in 2007 to enable young teens from disadvantaged communities who are passionate about playing rugby to join the sport.
The team which is managed by Community Rugby Patrons, currently has five clubs with under 10’s, 12’s, 14’s, and 16’s squads. The five clubs are located in Runda, Arise in Racecourse, Embubul, Ngong and Matasia. These teams come together every last Sunday of each month to compete in tournaments dubbed Community Rugby Association (CRA) Tournaments.