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The 2014 edition of the annual Diani Beach 5-a-side Touch Rugby Tournament – the sixth edition of the event – will be held on 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014 on Diani Beach, considered by many as one of the best beaches in the world with five kilometres of pristine sand, clear blue waters and coral reef. It is the perfect venue for an annual Beach Touch Rugby Tournament that is not only hugely social but also very competitive with the standard of Rugby getting better every year. The final last year was very exciting and only concluded with a sudden death try after three periods of extra time.
There are four categories of teams; men’s, women’s, mixed and veterans. Mixed teams must include at least 3 ladies and veterans players must all be over 40.
George Barbour an ex East African Tuskers Veteran – and his team of organisers conduct a 2 days 1 night programme on 4 pitches. The tournament starts Friday evening under flood lights, games are played Saturday all day and Sunday see the finals finishing early afternoon.
Beside the tournament, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers a wide range of entertainment over the weekend for everyone to enjoy, not mentioning the Football World Cup final games happening on that week end that will attract a large audience at the beach bar.
Diani Beach Touch Rugby together with the Rugby Patron’s Society support the Age Grade Program to engage with underprivileged children to give them something positive to focus on and to identify and nurture talent at an early age, maintain focus, develop rugby skills and prevent indulgence in drugs and/or the possibility of becoming street children. Up to date the Diani Beach Touch Rugby has raised KES 800,000 for this worthy cause.
This year we will also support the “South Coast Pirates” a new Rugby Club called and formed by the serious players from the Diani, Ukunda area. The players developed their initial skills from the Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament over the last few years, organized by George Barbour of Forty Thieves Beach Bar.
These young players have been requesting for a more formal approach to the 15 a side full contact game, and with their enthusiasm and that of rugby coach David Nolan, it has now materialized and we hope that it will become one of the top Rugby Clubs of the future.
Many of these keen players are young and of very limited means and need all the help and encouragement that we can find, both in skilled training and financial support.
Their base is the Ukunda Show ground, which need to be upgraded and brought up to a satisfactory level so as to be usable for future serious rugby and soccer games for the benefit of all.
Proceeds to benefit the rural vision children’s rehabilitation home in Soweto Slums in Nairobi Embakasi Division
An exciting day of fun for all the family with food, dancing, lots of children’s activities and of course world-class horse racing. Looking your best at the event is a must as there will also be a best-dressed prize of dinner and a massage for two people at Villa Rosa Kempinski.
The City of Nairobi Cup – 1600m at 1.50pm this will be followed by
The Jardin Lafitte Challenge Cup – 1400m at 2.25pm and lastly
The Soprani Derby Trial – 2060m at 4.10pm
The first race of the day will at 1.15pm and the last race of the day will take place at 4.45pm
This year’s golf theme is under the Lungs for Kenya campaign initiated by Nature Kenya with an aim of raising funds to plant 1 million trees in 4 sites in Coastal Kenya in 2014. To support this campaign, proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards assisting communities living adjacent to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest establish, manage and sustain communal tree nurseries, and also plant 100,000 seedlings as part of the forest’s rehabilitation program.
Nature Kenya has been partnering with 19 local community environmental groups, which have a total of over 1800 members in a range of sites across the country. These local communities near Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas are actively participating in tree planting. Last year, this effort was recognized when Nature Kenya was awarded the Total ECO Challenge Gold award for planting 1 million tree seedlings in Mount Kenya, North Rift and Western regions in the year 2012. These seedlings continue to be nurtured to see them grow into mature trees.
For more info, please click on this link.. http://www.naturekenya.org/content/charity-golf-tournament
Tickets available at Muthaiga Golf Club and Karen Golf Club from March 1, 2014. You can also buy the tickets at the gates on the match days.
2013 Kenya Open
Find more info here
Floodies Defending champions Nondies play KCB in the clubs final, Prescott Cup Champions Alliance play surprise package Ofafa Jericho in the schools final while Strathmore II are up against Blak Blad in the varsities final.
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: Impala Club grounds
Gates open at 10 am
Gate Charges: Ksh 400
Closing date for entries: Entries registration closes on Saturday Oct 19th at 5.00 pm for Standard Chartered Bank Branches and Monday Oct 21 at 7.00 pm at selected Nakumatt Supermarkets. On-line registration closes on October 24, 2013
More info here: http://kenyaairwaysmarathon.com/
The 18th edition of the Safaricom Sevens returns from 20-22 September at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani. Kenyan rugby fans have the chance to see their Kenya Sevens heroes duel it with a host of other international sides for the Robin Cahill trophy. There is also plenty of fun and entertainment galore at the famous village. You do not want to miss this great festival at what is arguably Africa’s premier sevens rugby event. The tickets will be sold at 18 Safaricom Shops countrywide:
In Nairobi, the tickets will retail at: I&M, Moi Avenue, Kimathi, Sarit, Nakumatt Mega, Westgate, Village Market, BuruBuru, Eastleigh, Bomas Galleria.
Countrywide: Nakuru, Kisumu Mega, Mombasa (Rex and Digo), Nyeri, Thika, Eldoret and Nanyuki. Tickets will also be available at the gates at the stadium.
Tickets for the Upper decks of Kasarani are retailing at Kshs. 200 for Friday matches and for Kshs.500 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket for the upper decks is retailing at Kshs.1000.
Seats on the lower decks (nearest to the pitch) are going for Kshs.500 on Friday and Kshs.1,000 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket on this section is retailing at Kshs.2,000.
There will be also a – VIP area situated in the middle part of the stadium (between upper and lower decks). Most of this space will be occupied by corporates but there will be some tickets on sale to the public for this space. These will retail at Kshs.1000, Friday and Kshs. 2000 across Saturday and Sunday Season tickets for this section will go for – Kshs. 4000 a piece
And in a bid to ensure fans’ safety and comfort are not compromised, Safaricom will offer free transport for advance ticket holders from KENCOM Kasarani and back to town at regular intervals.
Friday 20 September 2013
Ksh 200 (upper decks)
Ksh 500 (lower decks)
Ksh 1000 (VIP)
Saturday 21 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)
Sunday 22 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)
SEASON TICKETS (Valid 20-22 September)
Ksh 1000 (upper decks)
Ksh 2000 (lower decks)
Ksh 4000 (VIP)
Half Marathon Date: September 14, 2013
Contacts: 0711 065 100
Dates: August 10-11, 2013
Venue: Nairobi Railway Club
Tickets: Kshs 200
Dates: August 5-17, 2013
Venues: Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani – Football & Basketball, Kenya School of Monetary Studies – Women’s Netball, Nyayo National Stadium – Handball & Kahawa Garrison – Cross Country
Windsor Hotel organises a mid-summer golf and petanque tournament. There will be a kid’s corner and you will be able to enjoy one of our excellent traditional Belgian dishes.
If you wish to participate in one or more of these events, please call 020 864 7000 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embassy team is very much looking forward to meeting you on July 21st and wishes you an enjoyable family day!
The Embassy will invite all for a happy hour with some Belgian beers.
Please note that for the golf tournament the number of participants is limited to 40 players, so participation will be on a ‘first come, first served’-basis. We will tee off as of 9.00 am. Petanque starts at 11.30 am.
The marathon will have 21km, 10km and 5km family fun run
The first 4 sessions are free starting tomorrow, May 25 2013.
Date: May 25, 2013
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 7 am
T-Shirt at Ksh 1000 Caps at Kshs. 400 or Wristbands at Kshs. 300 from any Nakumatt or Galito’s outlet in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Donate via PayBill Number – 52630
Nairobi Route Map
Out of Town Races
Mombasa: Mombasa Sports Club at 9 am
Mumias: Booker Academy at 8.30 am
For more info visit: http://www.materkenya.com/materheartrun2013