Vainona retain rugby title

HARARE - Vainona High School retained the Royal College Under-16 girls’ rugby title for the third year running after beating the hosts 15-5 in the finals over the weekend.

In the semi-final, Vainona beat Roosevelt Girls High 15-5 to progress to the final while Royal College beat Lord Malvern 20-5 in the second semi-final.

For their efforts, Vainona walked away with rugby equipment worth $1 000, a shield and gold medals while second-placed Royal College also received rugby equipment worth $600.

Third and fourth placed Lord Malvern and Roosevelt Girls High received rugby equipment worth $300 and $200 respectively.

Tournament director Herbert Chikuku said the tournament was a success and there are plans to make the event the biggest girl’s schools rugby competition in the country.

“We are grateful to our corporate sponsors who have continued to be involved in this tournament despite economic challenges being faced by the country,” Chikuku told the Daily News yesterday.

“We are also grateful to the ZRU for their support in particular Mr Sifiso Made and from what I saw this year the tournament is improving and I am happy with the talent shown by these young girls.

“Royal College tournament is the richest girl’s tournament in the country and we will continue to support the juniors and we are hoping that our sponsorship will promote junior development in the country.

“This will be the future of professional rugby players so there is need to support them.”

Some of the sponsors who came in this year’s event include, Tendo Electronics, Creative Systems, Decorama, Creative Construction, Kegs, Arnold and Sons, Bill’s Aircon and Herberts Construction.

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