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.

Unsere Geschichte

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 ist eine der bedeutendsten Sportarten in Uganda und begeistert die Menschen in allen Regionen des Landes. Rugby Tackling Life hat sich diese Bedeutung zu Nutze gemacht, um speziell Mädchen und Frauen zu fördern, die diese Sportart ausüben. In diesem Rahmen können wir sie dazu ermutigen und darin unterstützen, ein selbstbestimmtes Leben zu führen.

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…

Dr. Irene Namapii

President of the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

Annekatrin Els

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

Christina Gein

Network support USA for the NGO Rugby Tackling Life in Uganda

Helen Koyokoyo Buteme

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

Kathryn Wandicho

Netzwerkunterstützerin in den USA für die NGO Rugby Tackling Life

And who we are working with.

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

Uganda Marathon
ASHWA Uganda