The Managing Director of Lavendar Projects (Company owning LKC), Garry Wills, has said they are looking to develop world class rugby players at Livingstone Kolobeng College (LKC). Wills said the school’s men rugby team - ‘The Jaguars’ - is evidence to their intention. The Jaguars, which were formed last year, have since set high standards in their maiden year. The team finished second in the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) league in the first year of their competition in the league. Wills said this shows how serious they are with the development of rugby at the school.
As the team is now looking to surpass its achievements in the coming season, the management has organised a rugby tour for The Jaguars to Wales, United Kingdom. A delegation of 30 will go on the tour from the 18 – 29 February 2016. However, Wills pointed out that even though they want the players to be exposed to top class rugby, the tour will not only be for playing rugby as it will also be a cultural and educational trip. The players will have the opportunity to learn the culture of the Welsh people as well as tour different universities.
The trip has been sponsored by the school management and the parents of the players. Also on board a number of sponsors including Canon Botswana, AON Botswana, Forkserve, Vincent Excellence Transport and Morafe Uniforms. Wills is pleased to announce that the University of Florida is the team’s new Kit sponsor. LKC rugby manager Fedy Mutenheri believes that the team is ready for the tour as they have been in camp throughout the vacation period. Mutenheri is excited that his players will have the opportunity to learn a lot form the tour they are undertaking. He thanked all the sponsors involved.
The LKC rugby team has been envied for its achievements and Wills pointed out that all this happens because of good governance at the club. He said with good governance sponsors are easily attracted to the club to help it achieve it mandate. Wills called on others to take note of how they run the club so that rugby can grow in Botswana.