To support the development of grassroots rugby across our Project Zulu partner schools, enabling learners to gain vital life skills through sport.
Rugby is a powerful sport for developing important life skills such as determination, team work and communication. After the huge success of Project Zulu’s Tag Rugby Tournament in February 2015, during which the children played rugby for the very first time, we wanted to build on the excitement that had grown around the game across the schools. UWE Bristol Rugby players volunteer their time coaching tag rugby and teaching PE lessons in the Madadeni township, living with local teachers while also training and playing with the Mighty Buffaloes, Madadeni's own rugby team.
Over the course of their stay the UWE Bristol players visit partner schools in Madadeni and give every pupil the opportunity to take part in tag rugby, learning key sport and life skills through sport. Working alongside coaches from the Mighty Buffaloes, together the coaches are able to share their knowledge and passion for the game. They end their experience with a tag rugby tournament involving all Project Zulu schools in the Madadeni township. We aim to further expand this programme into our rural Dundee partner schools.