Our story

How we became Rugby Tackling Life

… and how the project developed, you can find out here. We would love to give you an insight into our story.

Our Story

Rugby Tackling Life. We are a group of women from Uganda, the USA and Germany. We love Rugby. We want to spread the love about the game to enrich the lives of many girls. We founded Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda initially as a CBO in 2016. We have been registered as an NGO since 2018. Currently we play Rugby with 2000 girls and young women in Uganda.

Why Rugby?

Rugby is one of the most important sports in Uganda and people are crazy about it in all regions of the country. Rugby Tackling Life is using the meaning of the game to support Rugby playing girls and women. In this context we can encourage them to lead a self ruled live.

That’s why!

Rugby creates an optimistic team atmosphere which conveys trust and support and allows to talk about sensitive topics, for example, sexual violence and reproductive health. At Rugby Tackling Life we feel responsible for our girls and young women to inform them about alternative ways of life. The project aims at our female player but we do not exclude boys and men.

Who we are…

Rugby Tackling Life president
Dr. Irene Namapii

President of the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

Rugby Tackling Life Annekatrin Els Network support Germany and business owner of COOFFEEE and Fabulous Uganda
Annekatrin Els

Business development & business owner of COOFFEEE & Fabulous Uganda in Germany

Rugby Tackling Life Christina Gein Network support US
Christina Gein

Network support USA for the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

Rugby Tackling Life Helen Koyokoyo Buteme Rugby development and treasurer
Helen Koyokoyo Buteme

Rugby development & treasurer for the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

Rugby Tackling Life Kathryn Elizabeth Wandicho Network support US
Kathryn Wandicho

Network support USA for the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

And who we are working with.

We welcome partnerships with other non- and for profit organisations. We have currently worked with:

AmplifyChange
Uganda Marathon
ASHWA Uganda