Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe TRT operations are in 9 of the countries 10 provinces and run a national Community League

Country Snapshot

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

7

Years Strong

108

Locations

10,500

People Engaged

1500

Volunteers

4

Tours

421

Projects

An Amazing Country

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country bordered by Zambia in the north, Mozambique in the east, Botswana in the west, and South Africa in the south. The country is mostly elevated, with a central plateau stretching from the southwest northwards, and with mountains in the Eastern Highlands reaching over 2,500m. Renowned for its great natural beauty, it has the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, and attracts tourists from all over the world. It has been an independent country since 1980 and, since 2000, due to severe droughts and the effects of a land reform programme, sharp falls in agricultural production has left the economy facing severe challenges. The country’s main exports are gems and precious metals, iron ore, tobacco and cotton.

A Good Start

As a result of the combined efforts, foresight and commitment of two key individuals – Tinashe Shamu and Ed Whitfield – the first TRT tour to Zimbabwe was in 2011 when a small team conducted the most amazing work in and around in the town of Marondera and the suburbs of Harare. In their time there, they coached over 1,100 children, touching the lives of so many people and igniting the local appetite to do much more.

From humble beginnings, the programme here has grown and evolved significantly. It now covers most of the major cities and towns in Zimbabwe, as well as a number of rural areas, with many more very keen to get on board.

A New Blueprint

Using our years of experience in other countries, TRT implemented their tried-and-tested model from day one in Zimbabwe. This, along with amazingly dedicated local support – from businesses and the private school sector – has ensured that TRT Zimbabwe has grown quickly and its impact has been outstanding. TRT Zimbabwe now leads the way on a number of new “future building” programmes such as TRT Work Experience, Female Inspiration Through Rugby (FITR), I’m Able Through Rugby (IATR) and a national Community League programme which culminates in a national tag festival.

TRT Zimbabwe has offices in Harare and Bulawayo, with a team of five people working hard to achieve its goals, innovate and to continually progress the programme. They are now beginning to set the standards others are keen to follow.

A Bright Future

Take a look at the TRT Zimbabwe Facebook page (or scroll down) to get a feel for the nature and volume of tag and community projects taking place week in, week out, around the country.

See what TRT are doing in Zimbabwe…

We've made a real difference…

Here are a few of the community projects we have worked on:

HEALTH & SOCIAL EDUCATION

Female Inspiration Through Rugby - empowering young women.

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What’s going on…

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

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Temeraire Primary FITR
Date: 14/06/19
Time: 03:30-4:30

Evethough the training was late by 30mins, the girls started observing safety, play the netball game. The training focused on discouraging overhead through that lead to jump and encouraging lower balls. They mastered the skill.
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Temeraire Primary FITR
Date:   14/06/19 
Time:  03:30-4:30

Evethough the training was late by 30mins, the girls started observing safety, play the netball game. The training focused on discouraging  overhead through that lead to jump and encouraging lower balls. They mastered the skill.Image attachment

F. I.T.R Training at Victoria Falls Academy .
Date :18 June 2019
Time:2p.m to 3.30p.m

It was an exciting day as 15 girls from Victoria falls Academy took part in the Tag rugby training session .The girls executed brilliant skills which enabled them to play very well as a team. Immediately after the training the girls had a team talk led by Mrs Mutenje .It was an enlightening discussion on personal hygiene , respect and being a responsible young girl. Thumbs up to our mentor for the lessons and our our coach from the young leaders Lucky for assisting in the training session.

I would like to thank all our Tag rugby sponsors .We appreciate your support.

Report by; Ms B. Dube
Photos by : MsT.Z Chimbilingwa
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*All fire blazing at Indlovu community centre*

The old mutual tag community league fixture one games started on a high note when 12 teams lit up the centre.

The play is becoming faster and faster with attacking being more interesting than defence. This second league promises more fire as all teams are much stronger and the accolade can be anyone's by the final fixture weekend and teams to watch out for include : The chiefs, Tigers and Nyambose, Pumas can pull a huge surprise also.

The occasion was graced by the presence of tag country manager Mr T.J Shamu. Compliments from teachers on officiating was a right step towards positive direction.

Thanks to Old Mutual for their continued support along with the tag rugby trustees. Next on the calendar in the Byo OM league is internal tournaments.

Byo media.
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How do teams get in the league

Hwange tag rugby trust. 15 June 2019 Activity level one coaching course The course was conducted by Big Benny and Dion was doing Media . facilitated by Zimbabwe tag rugby trust safety was the first priority followed by introducing of the kit ,marking of the field Tag fun game's stuck in the mud pass count crocodile's and lion's report by Dion. Pictures by Big Benny Hwange Mat North ... See MoreSee Less

HONDE VALLEY TRT COURSES.

The weather was heavily pregnant with some little showers here and there on Friday 14th of June when TRT Volunteers visited St Columbus Primary school for 2 courses.
First course Media was conducted by educator Memory Munyeki.A total of 16 teachers participated. They were taught why media play important and active part in generating reports as part of gaining their Media and journalism accredited
There were also taught how to write good TRT report, basic photography guidance, and operation of banners, flags (practical).
Second was coaching course conducted by educator Beverly Nhunzvi, also he first started with introductions ,kit equipments, marking of ground. He then did warm up games which were very exciting to watch,that's where he introduced whistle games, chaos, Bulldogs. After warm up introduced how to play tag ,lastly were the rules. Thy were taught that as teachers we are the role models for the young people and must act accordingly to set good examples

My sincere gratitude to our trustworthy sponsor Old Mutual for building features through rugby and St Columbus for the venue.
Report by Memory Munyeki.
Pics by Memory Munyeki and Beverly Nhunzvi.
Honde Valley
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