Financial services giant Old Mutual Zimbabwe has pledged increased support for the growth of rugby in Zimbabwe. On Friday 13 May, Old Mutual handed over playing kit and equipment to 36 Tag Rugby teams at Harare Sports Club in the capital.
Old Mutual started supporting rugby in 2014 with their sponsorship towards the Young Sables sides that took part in the South African Rugby Union Youth weeks. This took off a lot of burden from the parents who in the past had to foot the team’s kit and travel bills. Support for the Young Sables has been carried over into 2015 and 2016.
This year Old Mutual is extending their rugby support to include the Tag Rugby Trust which runs Tag Rugby programs in various parts of Zimbabwe. Lillian Mubaiwa of Old Mutual also confirmed after the kit presentation that the Girls Craven Week side will also be beneficiaries of her institution’s support to rugby development in Zimbabwe.