Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has gone from strength to strength and we now have a National Tag Championship

Country Snapshot

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

6

Years Strong

108

Locations

8,000

People Engaged

226

Volunteers

4

Tours

99

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) and a national tag championship.

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.

Find Out More…
What’s going on…

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

Another dose of pure heartwarming awesomeness #tagrugby #loverugby #ZapNax ... See MoreSee Less

If this doesn't light up your day, we don't know what will...its all fun and games #tagrugby #loverugby #IATR #ZapNax ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe

The beauty of tag rugby, is that anyone and everyone can enjoy it. IATR (I'm Able Through Rugby) is a full testament to that, disability is not inability. #buildingfutures #Impossible_is_Nothing #IATR #Zapnax #tagrugby #loverugby ... See MoreSee Less

The beauty of tag rugby, is that anyone and everyone can enjoy it. IATR (Im Able Through Rugby) is a full testament to that, disability is not inability. #buildingfutures #Impossible_is_Nothing #IATR #Zapnax #tagrugby #loverugby

9 hours ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe

We would like to thank Mutare Rugby Board and a friend of the trust, Brandon Chombo, for assisting us.

We are pleased to announce that Dangamvura, Mutasa and Penalonga are all on the tag map now. Special mention goes to Zapnax for the kit donation. The future is bright!!! #buildingfutures #zapnax #tagrugby #loverugby
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We would like to thank Mutare Rugby Board and a friend of the trust, Brandon Chombo, for assisting us.

We are pleased to announce that Dangamvura, Mutasa and Penalonga are all on the tag map now. Special mention goes to Zapnax for the kit donation. The future is bright!!! #buildingfutures #zapnax #tagrugby #loverugby

3 days ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe

Saturday 23 September 2017

Hwange Tag Jungle continues to grow like never before.

A level one coaching course was conducted at the Hwange Diggers Rugby Field, with Dion Kamwendo, Frank Nyoni, Octavia Munhamo and Allian Sibanda being the facilitators. Available also was Big Ben and Mampoe. We had a total of 22 people in attendence and this included teachers from local schools, high school boys and a few little girls and boys. The course started from 10am to 1pm.

Octavia started it all with the introductions and gave a brief history about the trust . Then she went on to the safety of the playing area and how to mark the field with 14 cones.

Frank, Dion and Allian took the rest and taught all the rules and how to play the game. Everyone was enjoying playing all the games because they were fun despite the blazing temperatures of Hwange.

This will expand tag rugby in Hwange, we are expecting to have more children playing the game.

Octavia finished up by appreciating all those who attended the course. One of the kids gave us an opening and closing prayer and we dismissed .

Report and pictures
By Allian Sibanda
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Saturday 23 September 2017

Hwange Tag Jungle continues to grow like never before. 

A level one coaching course was conducted at the Hwange Diggers Rugby Field, with  Dion Kamwendo, Frank Nyoni, Octavia Munhamo and Allian Sibanda being the facilitators. Available also was Big Ben and Mampoe. We had a total of 22 people in attendence and this included teachers from local schools, high school boys and a few little girls and boys. The course started from 10am to 1pm.

Octavia started it all with the introductions and gave a brief history about the trust . Then she went on to the safety of the playing area and how to mark the  field with 14 cones. 

Frank, Dion and Allian took the rest and taught all the rules and how to play the game. Everyone was enjoying playing all the games because they were fun despite the blazing temperatures of Hwange.

This will expand tag rugby in Hwange, we are expecting to have more children playing the game. 

Octavia finished up by appreciating all those who attended the course. One of the kids gave us an opening and closing prayer and we dismissed .

Report and pictures
By Allian Sibanda

Comment on Facebook

We also need those courses in mash central