Knottingley PE teacher promotes rugby in Kenya

Lindsay Anfield (third from the left) ran a rugby programme in Kenya with the Tag Rugby Trust, a charity she is an ambassador for.
Lindsay Anfield (third from the left) ran a rugby programme in Kenya with the Tag Rugby Trust, a charity she is an ambassador for.

Lindsay Anfield, a PE teacher at Knottingley’s De Lacy Academy, has been helping to promote rugby in Kenya.

Normanton Knights ladies RL player-coach Lindsay - a former Featherstone Rovers ladies player - ran a rugby programme in Kenya with the Tag Rugby Trust, a charity she is an ambassador for.

Lindsay, of Darrington, took with her three girls from Normanton Knights and one from Bradford Ladies andalso two year 11 girl sports leaders from De Lacy Academy.

The party, along with three Kenyan rugby coaches, travelled to Tsavo East, near Voi, to take rugby to the community of Tuimani, an area which knew nothing about rugby before they arrived to start coaching.

Lindsay said: “We coached over 200 school children in tag rugby from Itinyi Primary and Marungu Secondary schools over three days, and ended the coaching with a four team tournament.

“The winners were a team from Itinyi Primary, who will go on to represent the area in a tournament in Nairobi in April. Whilst there, the PE teachers were educated on how to coach tag and we left an abundance of equipment for them to carry on playing rugby in the future. All in all it was an excellent few days, with a tournament attracting interest from large numbers of the local community, and introducing rugby to Tsavo.”