Eldoret's Rugby Club, Project 61 Secures SportPesa Jiamini Silver Award

July 4, 2024
J Steventon

Project 61, a newly established rugby club from Eldoret, has been selected as the recipient of the SportPesa Jiamini Silver Award. This recognition comes with a prize of 10,000 KSH worth of goods and assistance with transport for the upcoming rugby sevens circuit.

Project 61 has quickly made a name for itself in the rugby world, claiming the title of North-Rift champions and reaching the semifinals in the Nation Wide competition. Their dedication and talent have not gone unnoticed, and we at Tujiamini are proud to support their journey.

The club's application stood out for its clear vision and commitment to both athletic excellence and community impact. Project 61 aims to enhance their training facilities, expand their coaching staff, and implement youth empowerment programs. They also plan to focus on community outreach, player welfare, and providing scholarships to talented players from underprivileged backgrounds.

"We are a newly formed Rugby club based in Eldoret," the team stated in their application. "We won't disappoint you, should we get the opportunity".

With the Jiamini Silver Award, Project 61 will be better equipped to face the challenges of the upcoming 7s circuit in July and the 15s season starting in late November. The prize will help alleviate some of the logistical hurdles the team has faced, such as the fatigue from overnight travel that affected their recent semifinal performance against Zetech University.

We at Tujiamini are excited to walk alongside Project 61 as they continue to grow, compete, and make a positive impact in their community. Their success is a testament to the sporting spirit of Eldoret and the power of determination and teamwork.

The Tujiamini initiative by leading online gaming firm SportPesa, is rewarding talented applicants with goods and products to help them achieve their dreams. Fellow North Rift region silver awards will be announced over the coming week.