Zambia

Zambia has benefitted from a great many of our school tours, building bridges between young people in both countries.

Country Snapshot

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

11

Years Strong

7

Locations

60,200

People Engaged

1200

Volunteers

32

Tours

19

Projects

Zambia is a landlocked country that, unlike most of its neighbours, has earned itself a reputation for political stability. As Africa’s second largest copper producer it has experienced rapid economic growth in the last decade but, with falling commodity prices and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, two thirds of Zambians are still living in poverty.

Raring to go!

After its conception in Uganda in 2002, TRT went on to test the “model” in Zambia, with the first Tour in July 2006. It very quickly became clear that the same appetite existed here for community-based grassroots rugby development, and in the early years our Tours focused on Lusaka and Kitwe – linking with the schools and rugby clubs in those towns.

Thriving volunteer network

We have no actual employees in Zambia, but our fantastic volunteers have proved what can be achieved. The success of these well-motivated, and well-coordinated, individuals has helped to direct our focus in Zambia – strong demand has led us to move on to new towns in order to create an inter-town Tag Rugby scene. As a result, we have been able to add Ndola, Chilanga, Luansha and Livingstone to our TRT map.

UK Schools have huge impact

Zambia has also proved to be a fantastic destination for UK school tours. To date we have had students from five UK schools (typically years 10 and 11), working as coaches in schools in and around Ndola, Luanshya, Kitwe, Lusaka, Kafue, Chilanga, Livingstone and and many other locally developed programmes. We are very grateful for all the local support provided by our partnership with Baobab College in Lusaka and Simba School in Ndola.

See how Woking High School got on…

A few photos too…

What’s going on…

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

1 day ago

Trevor Martingell

Great Project In KenyaTeam Talk is an innovative project designed to encourage the empowerment of girls in rural Kenyan schools, and considerably improve health and sexual education using sport and interactive workshops as a vehicle. We partnernerd with Tag Rugby Trust and S.A.F.E. at Sasaab

www.thesafaricollection.com/team-talk-at-sasaab/
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Great Project In Kenya

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Happy belated birthday Ngobi

2 weeks ago

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu

Tag Rugby Parents Day

The Livingstone Tag rugby team organized a very influential campaign to persuade parents to support their children. The team made all of the necessary preparations, in terms of trying to bring everyone as one unit; young and old. On the day, the rugby fields were filled with a rare atmosphere of laughter and joy. The day was basically about parents and children making a change towards their relationship in a more loving and caring manner.

The inspiring drama all happened on the 4th of November. To kick start the parent’s day was a mini tag rugby tournament consisting of the 5 community clubs. During the tournament all of the kids entered into the spirit of the day, tackling numerous obstacles to perform at their highest peak and display tremendous good sportsmanship. Even the youngest athletes stepped out of their comfort zone and rose to the occasion.
The parents were intrigued with the humongous talent the kids possessed; they couldn’t help it but express their love to the children by clapping, chanting, dancing and applauding to each and every good play. Most of them were very keen to be involved, therefore, after the games the kids invited their parents to try out in the lovely game of rugby. The parent’s games stole the show, positively changing the scene and sending an immense message to the kids of how much a parents love can reflect so much in their lives.

After everything everyone was done everyone gathered for presentations. A raffle was drown which saw 4 winners walking away with 50 kwacha each and a rugby quiz game was played which also saw 2 parents walking away with t-shirts.

To wrap up it , on behalf of the Tag Rugby Trust: Building Futures Through Rugby and The Livingstone Rhinos Rugby Club I would like to thank everyone who was involved. Most certain, such an inspiring day wouldn’t have been possible without the extra hand from everyone. To the parents, we strongly endure appealing of seeing you at the sideline more often as your child boost his/her self esteem and initiates a clear path for his/her future through sports.

Once again, we raise our glasses to applaud and express our gratitude for an undoubted overwhelming Tag Rugby Parents Day. As we aim for new objectives this day will surely be one of the most inspiring day for the children and as they mature……..

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu
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2 weeks ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zambia

Tag Rugby Parents Day

The Livingstone Tag rugby team organized a very influential campaign to persuade parents to support their children. The team made all of the necessary preparations, in terms of trying to bring everyone as one unit; young and old. On the day, the rugby fields were filled with a rare atmosphere of laughter and joy. The day was basically about parents and children making a change towards their relationship in a more loving and caring manner.

The inspiring drama all happened on the 4th of November. To kick start the parent’s day was a mini tag rugby tournament consisting of the 5 community clubs. During the tournament all of the kids entered into the spirit of the day, tackling numerous obstacles to perform at their highest peak and display tremendous good sportsmanship. Even the youngest athletes stepped out of their comfort zone and rose to the occasion.
The parents were intrigued with the humongous talent the kids possessed; they couldn’t help it but express their love to the children by clapping, chanting, dancing and applauding to each and every good play. Most of them were very keen to be involved, therefore, after the games the kids invited their parents to try out in the lovely game of rugby. The parent’s games stole the show, positively changing the scene and sending an immense message to the kids of how much a parents love can reflect so much in their lives.

After everything everyone was done everyone gathered for presentations. A raffle was drown which saw 4 winners walking away with 50 kwacha each and a rugby quiz game was played which also saw 2 parents walking away with t-shirts.

To wrap up it , on behalf of the Tag Rugby Trust: Building Futures Through Rugby and The Livingstone Rhinos Rugby Club I would like to thank everyone who was involved. Most certain, such an inspiring day wouldn’t have been possible without the extra hand from everyone. To the parents, we strongly endure appealing of seeing you at the sideline more often as your child boost his/her self esteem and initiates a clear path for his/her future through sports.

Once again, we raise our glasses to applaud and express our gratitude for an undoubted overwhelming Tag Rugby Parents Day. As we aim for new objectives this day will surely be one of the most inspiring day for the children and as they mature……..

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu
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Tag Rugby Parents Day

The Livingstone Tag rugby team organized a very influential campaign to persuade parents to support their children. The team made all of the necessary preparations, in terms of trying to bring everyone as one unit; young and old. On the day, the rugby fields were filled with a rare atmosphere of laughter and joy. The day was basically about parents and children making a change towards their relationship in a more loving and caring manner. 

The inspiring drama all happened on the 4th of November. To kick start the parent’s day was a mini tag rugby tournament consisting of the 5 community clubs. During the tournament all of the kids entered into the spirit of the day, tackling numerous obstacles to perform at their highest peak and display tremendous good sportsmanship. Even the youngest athletes stepped out of their comfort zone and rose to the occasion. 
The parents were intrigued with the humongous talent the kids possessed; they couldn’t help it but express their love to the children by clapping, chanting, dancing and applauding to each and every good play. Most of them were very keen to be involved, therefore, after the games the kids invited their parents to try out in the lovely game of rugby. The parent’s games stole the show, positively changing the scene and sending an immense message to the kids of how much a parents love can reflect so much in their lives. 

After everything everyone was done everyone gathered for presentations. A raffle was drown which saw 4 winners walking away with 50 kwacha each and a rugby quiz game was played which also saw 2 parents walking away with t-shirts. 
 
To wrap up it , on behalf of the Tag Rugby Trust: Building Futures Through Rugby and The Livingstone Rhinos Rugby Club I  would like to thank everyone who was involved. Most certain, such an inspiring day wouldn’t have been possible without the extra hand from everyone. To the parents, we strongly endure appealing of seeing you at the sideline more often as your child boost his/her self esteem and initiates a clear path for his/her future through sports. 

Once again, we raise our glasses to applaud and express our gratitude for an undoubted overwhelming Tag Rugby Parents Day. As we aim for new objectives this day will surely be one of the most inspiring day for the children and as they mature……..

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu

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Well done Lovemore Maphosa Lungu. I will be sharing with Tag Rugby Trust Uganda for inspiration! Congrats

Team, I am totally inspired by your posts. Well done... We have travelled parallel patches overcoming similar obstacles along the way. Together we can provide many opportunities for African children. We will find a sponsor for both our programmes so that our collective visions can be achieve in our lifetimes. Keep up the fantastic work. To all the coaches you are legends !!!! Putting the children ahead of yourselves. Here’s to more tag being played and many lives being changed by the wonderful Game...

Great stuff Lovemore Maphosa Lungu, very inspiring

What a great day for Rugby! Many congratulations.

3 weeks ago

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu

Our Community club Tag rugby league resumes this weekend , 4th of November with a very unique setup. Round 2 of the community club tag rugby league will be fused in with a parents fun day with the aim of parents supporting their children. Further steps of encouragement are currently in process, firstly we issued out letters for parents to all of the community clubs participants explaining what we do and whats really our vision.Coaches and managers have also went the extra mile of talking to most of the parents, it turns out that most of the parents never thought their support or encouragement will take their child to greater heights. We believe this campaign will make a difference gradually, just as long as we stay influential, optimistic and clenched on the objective a better tomorrow for our children. ... See MoreSee Less