Uganda

Uganda is where we kicked the whole thing off in 2002… we've come a long way since then.

Country Snapshot

We’ve been busy in Uganda – here are a few facts & figures:

15

Years Strong

22

Locations

42,000

People Engaged

650

Volunteers

30

Tours

40

Projects

The Tag Rugby Trust was conceived and developed first in Uganda back in 2002. All activity in the country is now managed by a two-person team based in the capital, Kampala, and supported by a broader team of volunteers throughout the country.

Uganda, roughly the same size in land area as the UK, is the second largest landlocked country by population after Ethiopia. Although it has been an independent country since 1962, the government structure is still changing, and political instability has led to persistent economic decline. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and the country’s main exports are fish/fish products, coffee, tea, gold, cotton and oil.

Success Story

Tag rugby in Uganda is a huge success story for TRT, who currently support 39 clubs in over nine districts across the country. Since our first tour, we have worked with hundreds of schools and teachers, and thousands of children.

First Community Clubs

It’s in Uganda that TRT first focussed on building and developing the community club model – these clubs, as well as being a centre for playing tag, are effectively “community centres” that act as social hubs and where our broad education programme is delivered. In return for our input of training, support and resources, community clubs offer tag sessions, training and development modules, plus run events, tournaments and community outreach. As well as the obvious sport based modules – coaching, refereeing, first aid, special needs/abilities coaching, etc. – the syllabus also includes business skills – events organisation, budgeting, media & journalism, etc. – all of which ensures the clubs sustainability, up skills the volunteers and, importantly, provides a place to practice what has been learned. These clubs have now become the bedrock of our programmes and are being rolled out to all the other countries we work in. Find out more about them on our What We Do page.

England Counties Engagement

In 2012 TRT convinced the RFU to send their England Counties team on tour to East Africa, with some test rugby fixtures in Kampala, Uganda. The team used their “down-time” to participate in TRT community tag programmes and, for many of these team members, this time engaging through rugby with young people from challenging backgrounds was their most enduring memory of the tour. There is a great video and report on the England Rugby website.

A Bright Future

In terms of sport, today there are TRT Graduates in both the Senior Men and Women’s international rugby teams, and the current U19’s are brimming with TRT Graduates and young leaders. In broader terms, the success of local community clubs and other special projects, like “tag and women’s development”, mean that TRT’s impact is hugely positive and far reaching.

See what a London Young Leader group got up to…

The Tag & Woman’s Development tour…

What’s going on…

Here are the latest posts from the country's Facebook page:

TRT training happening in Mbale, 51 Managers from different Clubs of Mbale gathered at Musoto Christian Community Club to receive from TRT Facilitators. Nathan, Eunice and Fort
Interesting to see this happen , just keep tuned.
42 managers from Musoto CCC, 2 managers from Namakwekwe, 7 managers from Mbale Rugby Club
Different from other visits. we are delivering the detailed information of the community club programme, statistics, Budgets, activities, where the club stands in terms of sessions and ofcourse assessing the newly prepared managers.TRT TRAINING KICKS OFF FROM MBALE
VENUE :MCCC
22/09/2017
The training has started in amazing way where club managers,club coaches,club referees were given to do brief introduction.
Invited are:
1. Mbale rugby club
2. Namakwekwe cc
3. Mbale wolves
4. MCCC
Wait for more updates here.
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TRT training happening in Mbale, 51 Managers from different Clubs of Mbale gathered at Musoto Christian Community Club to receive from TRT Facilitators. Nathan, Eunice and Fort
Interesting to see this happen , just keep tuned.
42 managers from Musoto CCC, 2 managers from Namakwekwe, 7 managers from Mbale Rugby Club
Different from other visits. we are delivering the detailed information of the community club programme, statistics, Budgets, activities, where the club stands in terms of sessions and ofcourse assessing the newly prepared managers.

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Ocwich Arwatta Bua

1 week ago

Ruloke Peremma

Welcome back to school with big tag rugby event in Gulu town primary school .......
Date:23.step.2017
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1 week ago

Tag Rugby Trust Uganda

Saaza Community Club Baby

Watching this little Tagger grow
Fortunate Rugby Irankunda is her name
My Recent visit did not leave her unattended too.
It was a great feeling when i carried her and it seemed like she Knew , it was an exciting moment as all the taggers were excited and happy to carry well dressed to in full playing attire.
Watch the space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The recovering mother was so happy and much appreciated the love from the Tag rugby family and prayed so hard to get better and resume her full training.

She went a head to say her baby Fortunate is a blessing in her home cause when she is not well the whole club attends to her which is a very big honor. Great thanks to The Tag rugby families.

Fortunate is indeed fortunate with a big family, brothers, sisters, jajas aunties and uncles.

Enjoy some clips of her excitement receiving and seeing her name sake for the first time.

Its a great feeling and Its all through Tag rugby that we mingle with all.

I love Baby Fort.
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Saaza Community Club Baby

Watching this little Tagger grow 
Fortunate Rugby Irankunda is her name 
My Recent visit did not leave her unattended too.
It was a great feeling when i carried her and it seemed like she Knew , it was an exciting moment as all the taggers were excited and happy to carry well dressed to in full playing attire.
Watch the space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The recovering mother was so happy and much appreciated the love from the Tag rugby family and prayed so hard to get better and resume her full training.

She went a head to say her baby Fortunate is a blessing in her home cause when she is not well the whole club attends to her which is a very big honor. Great thanks to The Tag rugby families.

Fortunate is indeed fortunate with a big family, brothers, sisters, jajas aunties and uncles.

Enjoy some clips of her excitement receiving and seeing her name sake for the first time.

Its a great feeling and Its all through Tag rugby that we mingle with all.

I love Baby Fort.

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You are welcome to Tag Rugby world baby Fortunate.🤗😍

2 weeks ago

Tag Rugby Trust Uganda

Great Community Work with the Deaf Community Club of Nkumba.

Its all peaceful with Peaceful People.

Peace Cup is just close.

Thank You and i hope the Police Men will be tagged in this peaceful month.Make peace with the hearing:

By Hasifa

The drive for peace with special deaf cc of Nkumba to day saw us at kitala police station area and the neighboring streets.

We were happy to do our community work and the people around appreciated. We were safe because we reported to police and they were happy to understand that its indeed to keep peaceful with the inclusive.

Thank you TRT and Whales Rugby Academy.
We wish you a peaceful month.

Don't forget Peace Cup at Nkumba University play ground on 30th/ September/ 2017 Hosted by Special Deaf CC.

God bless you.
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Great Community Work with the Deaf Community Club of Nkumba.

Its all peaceful with Peaceful People.

Peace Cup is just close.

Thank You and i hope the Police Men will be tagged in this peaceful month.

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great work

Well done members of Special Deaf CC, you are a great example!

welldone hasifa x

3 weeks ago

Tag Rugby Trust Uganda

The Heavy Rains in the West Favored TRT TRAINING in Kisoro and Kabale respectively.

By TRT Media

The Heavy Rains in many cases favored us and we kept focused till the end. Thank God for his love.

Training and assessment of Kisoro Tag centers and club managers saw 191 -147 F, 44 M benefit from TRT educators while 40 + 2F from Kabale university were Tagged.
Regardless of the heavy rains TRT was able to fulfill 80% of its major goal
Welcome Kabale University (KAB TAG CENTRE) in the Tag rugby family and congratulate all the Kisoro Participants from their respective clubs and centers for the great Time.
All young and old plus the PWDS were represented.

Thank you TRT Country Manager/Educator and the helping Team especially the Junior Educators for the tremendous work.
We look forward to follow you all for progress.
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The Heavy Rains in the West Favored TRT TRAINING in Kisoro and Kabale respectively.

By TRT Media

The Heavy Rains in many cases favored us and we kept focused till the end. Thank God for his love.

Training and assessment of Kisoro Tag centers and club managers saw 191 -147 F, 44 M benefit from TRT educators while 40 + 2F from Kabale university were Tagged.
Regardless of the heavy rains TRT was able to fulfill 80% of its major goal
Welcome Kabale University (KAB TAG CENTRE) in the Tag rugby family and congratulate all the Kisoro Participants from their respective clubs and centers for the great Time.
All young and old plus the PWDS were represented.

Thank you TRT Country Manager/Educator and the helping Team especially the Junior Educators for the tremendous work.
We look forward to follow you all for progress.

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jUST FANTASTIC!!