Nashua Zimbabwe yesterday donated a new rugby kit to Churchill Boys High School ahead of their tour of South Africa. The handover ceremony took place at Churchill’s rugby field.
The Bulldogs, as the Churchill rugby team is known, received tracksuits, jerseys and socks. Nashua’s head of human resources John Dzvinamurungu explains, “We are happy to be of assistance to Churchill. We value schools sport as it contributes towards nation building.” He said Churchill has the potential to grow into a sporting powerhouse on the international scene.
Churchill will leave today to play in the Nashua Rugby Week in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Churchill headmaster Patson Mungwanda said, “We are delighted to receive this sponsorship. It shows Nashua’s dedication in building our young people’s ambitions to build their future in sport.” He said the Bulldogs will show their gratitude by performing well in South Africa and this year’s schools XVs rugby league.
The head of Churchill Old Boys Association Thomas Musoni said many other teams would have wanted the sponsorship but the Bulldogs got it because they are good. “In respect of the sponsorship the team in now called the Nashua Bulldogs,” he said. This is the third time Nashua has sponsored Churchill, having donated balls in 2012 and a kit last year.
Bulldogs’ captain and prefect in charge of sports Tafadzwa Mukonyora also thanked Nashua on behalf of his team. Speaking of the South African tour he said, “We are going there to teach them rugby. Given that we are faster and well conditioned while most of the South Africans are strong and big, we will play a tactical game, passing around the ball.”
This will be the second time the Bulldogs are playing at the tournament. Last year they won one match out of three games they played.