As the men’s top tier premier league takes a break, the rugby fraternity in Uganda will be celebrating the Easter holiday with the Good Friday Touch Rugby Tournament.

A total of fifteen teams have registered for the tournament that will take place at the home of Black Pirates, Kings Park Stadium in Bweyogerere. Twelve men’s teams, two women’s teams and children’s team will be playing for a wide range of honours including a main trophy, medals and prize money.

This will be the third edition of the event which was introduced in 2018. The first two editions of 2018 and 2019 were played at the Makerere Rugby Grounds. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a suspension of all sporting activities in the country.

“As is the annual tradition, Good Friday is always charmed by the beautiful game of Rugby. That is the one devoid of contact which means more of skill, more of entertainment and more of participation for everyone. This year, the annual gathering of fanatics, casual fans, former legends and generally everyone who fancies a run within their lungs is up for the challenge,” read a statement from the Uganda National Touch Association.

The tournament will be played in mixed categories according to the international touch rugby laws and regulations.

The star appearance of the fun-filled day will be the Acholi Quarters Rugby Academy who are a children’s age-grade rugby team that was founded during the pandemic.

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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