Tatu City teams up with Kenya Rugby Union
Partnership provides support to upcoming test matches and youth rugby development
11 July 2016
Kenya Rugby Union and Tatu City, the mixed-use, mixed-income urban development near Nairobi, have announced a partnership agreement that will support upcoming test matches as well as youth rugby development.
The sponsorship sees Tatu City support Kenya’s upcoming home tests: the two-match series against Hong Kong on 23rd and 27th August, and the Uganda fixture in the Rugby Afrique/Elgon Cup clash on 30th July. KRU Chairman Richard Omwela welcomed the deal: “Tatu City coming on board as Associate Test Sponsor plays a big role in ensuring that we are able to comfortably host test matches. Our partnership will play a significant role in developing and raising the profile of test rugby in Kenya.”
The partnership, which also aims to support the long-term development of Kenyan rugby, includes a commitment to partner with KRU’s “Get Into Rugby” programme. Get Into Rugby works with children to fulfill their growing passion for the sport.
“The KRU and national team espouse ideals we hold dear at Tatu City: commitment and progress,” said Nick Langford, Kenya Country Manager for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer. “At Tatu City, we are committed to investing in the future of Kenya. We are proud to be associated with the Kenya Rugby Union and particularly with the national team, Simba.”
About the Kenya Rugby Union (http://www.kru.co.ke)
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) is the governing body of Rugby Union in Kenya, organizing national teams and competitions. A member of World Rugby, KRU has a long history in Kenya, with activities dating back to 1923.
About Tatu City (www.tatucity.com)
Tatu City is a 2,500-acre, mixed-use and mixed-income development with residential, commercial, industrial, tourism, social and recreation amenities for more than 100,000 residents and 30,000 day visitors. Underlying Tatu City’s design is a visionary concept aiming to shift urban development in Kenya from the familiar single node model to a decentralized urban environment. By doing so, Tatu will significantly de-congest the City of Nairobi by offering a unique live, work and play environment.