My Total: $5,250.00
In March 2014 I travelled to Livingstone, Zambia with George Gregan and a group of Sydney junior rugby coaches to help develop "tag rugby" in primary schools around the Livingstone area in conjunction with UK-based charity, Tag Rugby Trust (TRT).
We subsequently set up a charity in Australia, Livingstone Rugby Club Zambia Trust (LRCZT), to set up and run a community based rugby club, the Livingstone Rhinos, providing a location at Bharats Sports Fields to engage with the local community not just around rugby but also through education in partnership with Happy Africa Foundation (HAF).
In December 2017 I returned to Zambia with my eldest son Scott (post his Yr 12 HSC exams) along with George Gregan and another group of coaches. In March 2020 I will make my third visit to Livingstone, this time with my wife Julie. We will be again working in the schools but also in the community more broadly as we look to further embed the great work at the Rhinos and by TRT over the last 4 years.
Julie and I will be paying all the costs for our flights, accommodation, meals etc fbut we are looking to raise $5,000 to help fund the great work of both TRT and also LRCZT''s operation of the community rugby club - rental of the ground & clubhouse, wages of a grounds keeper and a development officer, day to day costs of delivering the coaching programs, transport costs for the teams to travel away to other clubs for fixtures and also to support HAF with adult education (including HIV prevention) evening classes at the clubhouse.
Please support this great cause by making an online donation to LRCZT via this fundraising page.
Thanks in advance for your generous support!