Posts Tagged ‘role model’

Maedchenrugby in Uganda:

September 2, 2013

„Meet Tag Rugby’s Youngest Coach Lucky Melan Nirere

At 7 years old Lucky boasts of a vast knowledge in Tag Rugby coaching and refereeing, she kicked off with playing Tag Rugby at age 2 as a baby panther later graduating to little Shark and currently a baby Wales. Tag Rugby media caught up with Lucky over the weekend at Kyadondo Rugby club and she said

“ I am a bit shy when l meet people for the first time but spending years in Tag Rugby has helped boost my confidence l have been to three tag rugby development training sessions it has helped lift my confidence while training kids at school. I am a tag rugby coach at St. Francis primary school Ntinda, Kigowa and l do referee all the mini games played at school. My request to the Tag Rugby office is for them to pay us a visit and enroll more coaches to assist with coaching and officiating at school tournaments” Lucky requested.

When asked about her best rugby players Lucky said she likes to run like Regina Athieno, side step like Helen Buteme and tackle like Brenda Kayiyi. The youngster had always wanted rugby after seeing her mentor and mother Fortunate Irankunda play, she requested for a rugby ball she donated to her school and tags as work first kicked off for her by training classmates before spreading to the whole stream and school. Born in 2006 October 30th, Lucky has also introduced tag rugby in the scouting fraternity.“

Von der TRT Uganda facebook-Seite

Mehr Info ueber TRT hier:
http://www.tagrugbytrust.co.uk/where-we-work/uganda/

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Official HSBC Sevens World Series – Australia’s playmaker on Cruz control

April 30, 2012

When she’s not carving up defences with her pace and guile from fly half, De la Cruz works as a programme manager for indigenous engagement at Palmerston Girls Academy, just outside Darwin.

For these youngsters in Australia’s Northern Territory, sport – and athletes such as De la Cruz – is a source of inspiration. The 31-year-old takes the responsibility of being an Aboriginal role model in her stride.

“It’s not added pressure – there’s always pressure (when representing Australia),” she says. “I love to get out to the community, and they’re always expecting you to perform.

“I think I’ve proven myself in rugby and, as far as being an Aboriginal player, a lot of the indigenous community supports me. Our programme is about engagement through sport.”

viaOfficial HSBC Sevens World Series – Australia’s playmaker on Cruz control.