Mercury Phoenix Trust renew their partnership with SKRUM

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The Mercury Phoenix Trust have renewed their partnership with SKRUM, continuing to fund our projects in Eswatini. The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who died from AIDS in 1991.  The trust has since gifted over $15million to support Education and Awareness projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS. We … Read More

Visit from the High Commissioner

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It was an honour to host the new British High Commissioner-designate at SKRUM HQ during his first week in his new role in Eswatini.  H.E. Simon Boyden met with SKRUM Founder and CEO Michael Collinson together with our coaches Emelda and Cheila, to find out about our work in schools across the Kingdom.  Mr Boyden is an avid enthusiast for … Read More

Ladies Tennis Tournament – 8th September 2021

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SKRUM are thrilled to announce that the annual Ladies Tennis Tournament in the UK returns this September, will all proceeds from the event going to SKRUM. The doubles tournament takes place in Shere, Surrey with matches in the morning followed by lunch. For details please email: jill.golding@skrum.org

Fundraising for SKRUM

SKRUM Trustee, Tristan Muller Forster, is taking part in the Plymouth Half Marathon on September 5th to raise funds and awareness for SKRUM. It’s great to see events such as these finally being scheduled again after so many postponements due to the pandemic. They are vital for small charities struggling to raise much-needed funds. If you’d like to support Tristan … Read More

A Day In The Life

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A Day in the Life of the SKRUM Coaches During Lockdown Our day starts at 8am when we arrive at the office situated just outside the town of Malkerns. It begins with coffee and a meeting to discuss plans for the day and a phone call to the school’s head teacher to confirm our visit. Whilst schools have been closed … Read More

In Memory

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We are greatly saddened to hear that former SKRUM coach, Ncamiso ‘Magesi’ Dlamini, passed away suddenly in Eswatini on Friday February 12th. May he now rest in peace.

UN Women Orange The World Campaign

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25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  UN Women are launching 16 days of activism against gender-based violence with an awareness campaign turning the world orange. With Covid-19 lockdown, reports of violence against women and girls rose sharply worldwide.  At SKRUM, our Umbhoco WeNgabisa project aims to reduce gender-based violence, empowering girls through education, … Read More

SKRUM Rugby Shirt Exclusive Offer

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We have an exclusive offer on SKRUM Rugby Shirts, currently only £25.00 whilst stock lasts. Available in adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts go directly to SKRUM, helping us fight HIV/AIDS in Eswatini. To purchase a shirt for yourself or as a gift, email jane.carr@skrum.org  

Good Time Sports Club Podcast

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Michael Collinson tells the story of SKRUM to Mark Payne on the entertaining new sports podcast ‘Good Time Sports Club’. Hear why Michael set up the charity and his plans for the future. Listen To the Podcast Here  

In Partnership With The Sol Foundation

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SKRUM is delighted to become a Project Partner of The SOL Foundation. The SOL Foundation’s purpose is to use the power of sport to contribute towards and to enhance the prospects of underprivileged and vulnerable young people by creating sustainable opportunities and by building flourishing lives and communities through a diversity of initiatives, projects and programmes. The support we receive … Read More