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Rugby Association Receives Shirts From West Burg-On-Seven

Nov 23, 2009, 6:25 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Chairman of West Burg Rugby Club in England Ken Boulton who is currently in Banjul on Saturday afternoon presented 30 shirts to the Gambia Rugby Association, at the Independence Stadium amounting to 1,500 pounds.

Ken Boulton who expressed his ambition to help Rugby presented the donated items to officials of Gambia Rugby Association, on behalf of West Burg-On-Seven, a local Rugby club in England, aimed at promoting and developing Rugby in the country.

According to Ken Boulton, the gesture came from a local Rugby club, called West Burg-On-Seven through Peter Gomez of West Coach Radio, whom he met while in Banjul for a holiday as far back in 2006.

"I decided to come up with this donation because it will help Rugby to gain international recognition if the right materials are in place to ensure the smooth running of Rugby in the country," Ken Boulton told our reporter shortly after the presentation.

The presentation was attended by the Development Officer who doubles as the Secretary-General of the Gambia Rugby Association, Abdoulie Bai Cham, the two representatives of the National Sports Council, Abdou Aziz Titao Mendy and Cicilia, who all thanked the donors for what they described as a wonderful initiative which will go a very long way towards improving and uplifting the standards of Rugby in the country.

The Gambia Rugby Association which was founded in 1980 by the likes of Father Gough, Omar Faye, Bai Malleh Wadda, Johny Gomez, the current Interim Chairman of Rugby Association has a total of five clubs, namely the Veterans Rugby Club, Scouts Rugby Club, Armies Rugby Club, Lower Basic Rugby Club and Rainos Rugby Club.

The association has also took part in the Senegalese Professional Rugby League in Dakar from 1983-1984 with some great results to be proud of.