Flying Pigs Around the World Challenge

Illustration of Around the World

SKRUM joined the challenge set by The RAF Police Rugby team, Flying Pigs, to run, walk, or cycle around the world in 7 days. The challenge raises money to support 5 charities including the Atlas Foundation who help fund our programme in Eswatini. See the message of support from the SKRIUM coaches here:               … Read More

2.6 Challenge

With our UK fundraising events currently on hold, we’re getting involved with the 2.6 Challenge. Sunday 26th April should have been the day of the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day fund-raising event. The 2.6 Challenge has been created by the organisers of the London Marathon to help support charities during the current pandemic. We want you to join SKRUM … Read More

MSG Lions Tour Supporting SKRUM

Image of girls playing rugby with text One Million Rand

The fabulous team at MSG Tours have pledge to raise 1 million rand, to support 4 charities on their Lions Tour 2021. SKRUM are delighted that MSG have chosen to bring the tour to Eswatini and support SKRUM.  This video tells you more….  

London Dinner with George Kruis

George Kruis in England training shirt

The infamous London City fundraising dinner returns hosted by Damian Hopley with special guest, England rugby star, George Kruis. Cocktails and dinner | Raffle and Auction | Q&A session EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED. The Mercer, 34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY| Thursday 26th March 2020| From 17:15pm Tickets £95.00 per person. To RSVP and reserve … Read More

Cothill House School Partnership

SKRUM are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Cothill House, a leading, boys’ all-boarding prep school in Oxfordshire, UK. Cothill has joined the SKRUM Schools Partnership programme and will team up with a school in Eswatini to share pen pal opportunities and support.  They’re planning a tour to the Kingdom and have donated kit which will be passed on … Read More

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

Logo with image of Freddie Mercury

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