Playing touch rugby at 60

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Saturday the 18th of March was a day filled with joy as alumni of Strathmore University and Strathmore School came together at the Strathmore School sports complex in Lavington to celebrate 60 years of Strathmore over rugby.

The old boys of the institutions strolled in as early as 9 am, formed the teams and played the 7 aside rugby tournament that was organized by Strathmore University alumni relations and Strathmore School.

 

With the weather just being right and the audience all excited, the touch rugby tournament began as early as 9 am where we had two games being played concurrently for 8 minutes each. This was quite interesting, especially for the fans who were seen shifting from one game to the other and cheering their teams. The movement of two rugby balls around the field with the two games was also something to fancy. There were 16 teams from both Strathmore School and Strathmore University.

It was exciting to share a meal of delicious rice, vegetables, and finger-licking beef stew during lunch where alumni enjoyed the atmosphere, and shared their experiences and memories of Strathmore over the past 60 years. The hawks were not left out too as they put in effort to enjoy the Strathmore at 60 delicacies with the rugby players.

After an intense day of rugby, Championezz, a team comprising alumni from Strathmore University emerged as the winners of the tournament. With great teamwork, they managed to win all their matches.

 

The runners-up team was the Panthers, another team compromising of Strathmore University alumni. Panthers had great skill that saw them win a majority of their matches.

The event was graced with Strathmore icons, like Dr. Vincent Ogutu, the current Vice Chancellor of Strathmore University, Dr. Jim McFie, who played rugby in the 60’s, and Professor David Sperling, who gave the final reward to the winning team. The old boys were keen to interact with the Strathmore icons and reminisce about the old days at Strathmore.

The game of kick, run and throw was indeed a good way to celebrate Strathmore at 60.

 

This article was written by Lynette Naisoi. 

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