Isabella Abbo

Round Two of the Central Region Women’s 10s Rugby Championship was a repeat of the first round as Blue Whales and Black Pearls dominated proceedings again.

The tournament was hosted by Black Pearls and development side Black Diamonds at the Kings Park Stadium in Bweyogerere.

It was held in conjunction with the Teenage Mothers and Child Support Foundation to create awareness about teenage pregnancy and child mothers within the Bweyogerere community.

Kickoff was delayed due to the early downpour but once the action got going, it was thrilling rugby on show through to Sunday evening. Parents, fans and rugby players from the men’s premier league turned up to show support to the women and rising talents.

Tier 1 Results:

  • Black Pearls 15-05 Avengers
  • Avengers 10-05 Thunderbirds
  • Thunderbirds 00-19 Black Pearls

Black Pearls had another successful campaign as they beat rivals Thunderbirds and Avengers. But it was not a flawless performance since they saw yellow twice against Thunderbirds.

Black Pearls’ Charlotte Thereza Mudoola won the golden boot and top try scorer award in this tier.

Avengers’ Peace Lekuru was selected as the Most Valuable Player.

Tier 2 Results:

  • Lady Swans 12-07 Black Diamonds
  • Ewes 00-35 Blue Whales
  • Blue Whales 05-00 Lady Swans
  • Black Diamonds 27-00 AQRA
  • AQRA 00-34 Blue Whales
  • Lady Swans 20-05 Ewes
  • Blue Whales 15-10 Black Diamonds
  • Ewes 12-07 AQRA
  • Black Diamonds 12-00 Ewes
  • AQRA 00-29 Lady Swans

Blue Whales continued their flawless dominance over tier 2, going undefeated in all four matches. They overcame a strong challenge from fellow Entebbe side Lady Swans and made easy work of the rest.

Acholi Quarters Rugby Academy (AQRA) Girls, who are more accustomed to tag rugby, played their first contact rugby matches.

Black Diamonds’ Bushira Namutebi won the golden boot award while round one MVP Isabella Ira was top try scorer with 6 tries.

Blue Whales’ Lucky Nirere was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the tier.

The championship’s final round will be hosted at the Entebbe SS playground by Avengers next weekend on Sunday.

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

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