Kenya Rugby Union has unveiled a Ksh 5million sponsorship deal that will support upcoming Kenya Simbas test matches as well as youth rugby development.
The deal will see Tatu City support Kenya 15’s upcoming home test match-series against Hong Kong on 23rd and 27th August.
Delighted KRU Chairman Richard Omwela says Tatu City coming on board as Associate Test Sponsor plays a big role in ensuring Kenya is able to comfortably host test matches.
“Our partnership will play a sigmnificant role in developing and raising the profile of rugby in Kenya”.
The Kenya National 15s team has been for long without corporate sponsors who instead have been focusing on partnering with the Safari 7s.
KRU Chairman Richard Omwela is optimistic that the Kenya Simbas will be able to receive much of a sponsorship as more Corporates are expected to chip in in the near future.
“We are working on cleaning up the Union as well as making an effort to account for every single cent given to us to be able to attract more corprates to offer their support”,says Omwela.
Omwela however did not reveal the names of the Corprates the Union is to make a deal with.
The partnership,which also aims to support the long-term development of Kenyan rugby includes a commitment to partner with KRU’s “Get into Rugby” program.
‘Get into Rugby’ program works with children to fulfill their growing passion for the sport.
“The KRU and National team sepouse ideals,we hold dear Tatu city commitment and progress”,said Nick Langford,Kenya Country Manager of Rendeavour,Tatu City’s owner and developer.
“At Tatu city we are commited into investing in the future of Kenya.We are proud to be associated with the Kenya Rugby and particularly with the National team,Simba”.