Tag Rugby – Collect Sports Kits, Old Phones and Laptops for Kids in Africa

Category: Collectathon

“We use the power and simplicity of team sport to engage with and educate individuals”

Tag Rugby Trust create Community Clubs (mix of a sports club and a community centre) and train individuals to run the club like a business in order to gain valuable business training in a real organisation whilst at the same time providing a fun and organised sport for ALL ages and ALL abilities

We would really appreciate help collecting kit to take to Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The kit is used for teams, team managers and as rewards for achievement by members of the club on the sports and management side.

TRT loves to distribute pre-loved sports equipment amongst the network of Community Clubs and schools that we work with. The vast majority of people engaged with the TRT programmes are primary school children, so anything that is child-sized is perfect, and will be most appropriate for the children we work with. e.g. size 3 and 4 rugby balls.

Any type of sports clothing; tops; shorts; socks; tracksuits etc. will be hugely appreciated, and will be guaranteed to get a whole new lease of life. Of particular interest are full strips that can be used by teams on tournament days. We are very happy to provide photos and reports of your kit in action with its new owners – so you can see where your donation ends up, and the amazing impact it has on those who receive it. We can still use adult kit for our coaches and volunteers, but in UK terms, small and medium size clothing are most suitable. We also really appreciate footwear – TRT volunteers very gratefully receive rugby and/or football boots and trainers.

Over the years we have received all types of kit: tags and belts; tackle pads; post protectors; headguards; used balls, and gum shields. Through our fantastic shipping partners, Salabed Cargo, we have now re-distributed over 10 tonnes of used kit and equipment to children and adults involved in TRT programmes.

Just got a new phone upgrade? Wondering who to pass your old mobile on to? Why not give it to us? We are in desperate need of basic smartphones in order that we can keep in touch with our volunteer network and, importantly, allow them to communicate with each other; post reports; take and send photos etc. If it’s a phone that can run WhatsApp, we can find it a great new home.Has your office just upgraded all your laptops? Is a family laptop attracting dust, unused in the corner, because everyone now uses a tablet? Whatever the reason, we can make great use of old computers and technology. It doesn’t need to be the latest spec. – as long as it has a word processor, to write reports and letters; a spreadsheet, to do costings and budgets; and ideally something like PowerPoint, to collate and present ideas; we can give it to a Community Club to aid the development of our Young Leaders. Resources like this have an extremely positive effect on those who get access to them. Something we take for granted is usually unavailable to those who live in the communities in which we work.

We hope your Mitzvah day project might be the collection and delivery of sports kit and equipment as described above to our shipper in North London (Edmonton area). We will coordinate this with you.

To see find out a bit more about what we do and why take a look at our video

If you can help us then we really appreciate your generosity, as will so may others who are going through our programmes and gaining qualifications to help build their futures!