The Uganda Rugby Union (URU) is set to receive a hefty COVID-19 relief package after Africa’s Rugby governing body, Rugby Africa in conjunction with the World Rugby earlier this week, approved a EUR 170,000 budget to aid all it’s member Unions.
The Unions were categorized according to their number of players and clubs as well as the level of rugby development, capped between EUR 2000 and EUR 5000 per union.
This development was confirmed on Tuesday in a statement released by Rugby Africa.
“Rugby Africa with the agreement of World Rugby will avail up to EUR 170,000 from it’s unused grants and reserves in form of immediate Food and Medical relief fund. This assistance is intended for member Unions to come to the aid of their rugby community with basic feeding schemes and Medical assistance,” read part of the statement.
URU will therefore receive €5000 to be used to facilitate the second phase of food distribution program among all the players and clubs and as well provide medical relief to the rugby Community.
Africa Rugby also waived this year’s subscription fees made annually by all member Unions.
“We are pleased to announce that Rugby Africa is waiving it’s 2020 subscription fees for all it’s Unions. For those Unions who have already made their payments, it will be carried over to 2021,” the statement continued.
Rugby Africa has 37 member Unions that are destined to benefit from the program.