The Uganda Rugby Union (URU) on Thursday handed over Personal Protective Equipment to club players and referees as a way of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
The “scientific” handover ceremony took place at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and was graced by the club officials, players, referees and the media.
This support came after the continental governing body, Rugby Afrique that offered financial relief aid of 5000 Euros to the Uganda Rugby Union.
Godwin Kwyangwe, the Uganda Rugby Union President heaped praise on Rugby Africa for the relief funds and called for more guidance on how to be safe during this period.
“We are delighted to announce that we are continuing our support for rugby with the drive to make clubs ready for the resumption of sports once the lockdown is lifted to enable the clubs return to play.”
“In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has affected sports, It is with this aid that the union was able to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for rugby clubs and grounds following the guidelines as per the Ministry of health.”
“But as the URU, we still need you to not only help in the distribution of the protective equipment but also communicate with all those on how best to keep safe,” Kayangwe noted.
The beneficiaries include about 1500 players, 25 playing facilities and referees who received Personal Protective Equipment including masks, Infrared thermometers, hand washing facilities and sanitizers.
Kayangwe was also optimistic about completing this season’s Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League which was paused in March due to the pandemic.