Try! We want a try! New women’s elite rugby league is long overdue

 Terry Ayiesa

Mwamba RFC's Terry Ayiesa (centre) tries to evade challenges from Nakuru's Freshia Awino and Yvonne Motari during their Kenya Cup women's rugby league match at the RFUEA grounds on November 27, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • You can imagine what kind of players they will be after a few years of competitive play. If they get as much support as their male counterparts – from sponsors and fans, the women’s version of the game in Kenya can only grow bigger.
  • I will certainly be on the stands for the next league fixture throatily shouting: “Try, we want a try!”

Last Saturday, I took the trouble to be at Impala Club on a chilly and drizzly morning to be part of history.


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