Girls 7s Tag Tournament

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On International Day of the Girl, the 11th October, SKRUM hosted an Inter-Schools Girls 7s Tag Tournament in Eswatini.  A great day of rugby was had by all, with Mphetseni Primary being the eventual winners. The tournament was part of our female empowerment programme supported by the World Rugby.  It proved so successful that the next tournament is scheduled for … Read More

Mercury Phoenix Trust Supporting SKRUM

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We’re thrilled to announce that we have received a grant from the Mercury Phoenix Trust. 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 are honoured … Read More

Female Empowerment Programme Logo

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SKRUM has launched a new logo for the Umbhoco weNgabisa / Rugby just for Women project offering school girls training sessions focussing on female empowerment, health and personal hygiene. Alongside the classroom sessions SKRUM holds basic rugby coaching sessions for girls, reinforcing the gender equality message and encouraging them to play rugby without being intimidated by boys. The programme is supported … Read More

MSG Tours Sporting Saturday

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Saturday 17th August 2019 featured MSG Tours’s fourth annual ‘Sporting Saturday’ event at Cardiff’s Radisson Blu Hotel.  Featuring speakers and guests from the global game of rugby, together with 260 rugby supporters, the event was sponsored by British Airways.  MSG Tours have chosen to support  SKRUM as their official charity partner on the 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour to … Read More

Our latest volunteer in Eswatini

James in his SKRUM Shirt

SKRUM welcomes volunteer number 46 to Eswatini – James Wright. James is a former student at Marlborough College in England who was introduce to SKRUM when Michael Collinson gave a talk to the 1st XV rugby team.    James is spending a month with us prior to starting his degree in Medical Science at Exeter University.  He is working alongside … Read More

Exclusive SKRUM Shirt from Lovell Rugby

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Our Corporate Partner, Lovell Rugby, has produce an eye catching SKRUM rugby shirt, using our brand colours to great effect.  For every shirt sold a donation will be made to SKRUM. First seen on the Oxford Brooks University team at Bournemouth 7s, these exclusive shirts are available to purchase on the Lovell Rugby website, currently on offer at £40. To … Read More

BSME Support SKRUM

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We are delighted to announce that SKRUM has been chosen by the British Society of Magazine Editors as Charity of the Year 2019. Alex Mead, Chair of the BMSE and Editor-in-Chief of the Rugby journal, is a long term supporter of SKRUM’s work. On appointing the charity Alex said “SKRUM’s work in fighting the spread of HIV in Swaziland, a … Read More

World Rugby Spirit of Rugby Partner

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SKRUM are very proud to have been selected as a World Rugby Spirit of Rugby partner for 2019/2020. The Spirit of Rugby partnership enables SKRUM to introduce the Umbhoco weNgabisa / Rugby just for Women project offering school girls training sessions focussing on gender based violence awareness, female empowerment and personal hygiene.  Alongside the classroom sessions SKRUM will hold basic … Read More

Cycle for SKRUM

jason leonard and atlas cycle team

Join SKRUM and The Atlas Foundation on the Tour of Cambridge Cycle Challenge this June.  This is a fantastic closed road event with an option to ride a range of distances depending on your stamina! Ride in the Atlas Peloton alongside rugby legends including Jason Leonard and Ollie Phillips, for what looks set to be a wonderful weekend of cycling. … Read More

Cycle for SKRUM

jason leonard and atlas cycle team

Join SKRUM and The Atlas Foundation on the Tour of Cambridge Cycle Challenge this June.  This is a fantastic closed road event with an option to ride a range of distances depending on your stamina! Ride in the Atlas Peloton alongside rugby legends including Jason Leonard and Ollie Phillips, for what looks set to be a wonderful weekend of cycling. … Read More