NOC-K hands over Sh2.8m to help rugby 7s teams in training
Shujaa’s Jeffrey Oluoch in action during training at the RFUEA grounds ahead of the Los Angeles and Vancouver Sevens. Feb 20, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

National Olympic Committee-Kenya (NOC-K) yesterday handed over a sponsorship cheque of Sh2.8 million to Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) towards high performance training of the Kenya 7s men and women teams.

The support will go towards supporting the team to travel to Madrid, Spain, for a series of high-performance preparation events hosted by the Spanish Rugby Federation and World Rugby and will feature up to 12 men and 12 women teams.

Rugby was one of the sports that was late to resume training after the resumption of sports guidelines were released by the Ministry of Sports.

The teams resumed training late last year despite the difficult conditions. The Union made the requisite arrangements to have the team training before the start of the official Olympic training programme. The cheque was presented to the player representatives Janet Okelo and Sheila Chajira of Kenya Lionesses.

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