Why we do it:
We are an established Rugby Club in Harare, Zimbabwe with ambitions of
spreading our brand of rugby beyond Zimbabwe. Last year we competed in
the Dubai 7s as the first ever Zimbabwean club team and in a tournament
that featured National Teams, National Academy's and professional
Invitational Teams. Our placing in 2017 gave us an automatic invite to
the 2018 Dubai 7s and we are on our way! Not bad for a group of players
who work all day and don't earn a living from rugby.
The brand of OGS Rugby is deserving of an international platform by
virtue of the extended preparation we place on the squad that allows the
players to develop their playing ability and as such compete against
some of the best teams in the world. It's often Club vs Country! It is
through this platform that new and established players get the
opportunity to travel to new countries, share life experiences and
experience new cultures as a team. We believe that only rugby gives us
these opportunities. For some, this is all there is.
We raise funds for the tour through our own internal projects and with
the support of loyal partners, sponsors and former club players dotted
around the globe. A collaborated effort is the best way forward.
With the current volatile economic situation in Zimbabwe we are having
to engage a few new channels to complete the funding for the trip and we
are welcoming of any amount contributed towards the group fund.
We can't wait to bring the Zimbabwean vibe to the rugby fields of Dubai
and engage with old friends and new people.