If you want to know what it takes to be a rugby player, try flipping a 240-kg truck tire several times with just two people.
That was the demonstration given on Friday at Waka Fitness in Kimihurura at the occasion of its agreement with 1000 Hills Rugby Football Club, which will give members of the latter free access to Waka’s facilities for one year.
“They will be able to use our good equipment, and our professional staff will help them with their workout process,” explained Alexia Uwera Mupende, in charge of customer service and sales at Waka. “It’s also a way for Waka to help youth stay fit and help national sports by promoting rugby.”
In return, 1000 Hills Rugby Football Club, which is based at Gatenga Youth Centre in Kicukiro, will be an ambassador for Waka, hopefully through better performances in its games around the country and abroad.
“Just saying thanks you is not enough, this means a lot to us,” said founder and head coach of 1000 Hills, Jimmy Mugabo. “It will help us to stay physically in shape and improve our game. We have games around the East African Community, so we hope to play better.”
“We already did field training, but these facilities will help a lot,” added the club’s managing director, Serge Shema. “And this agreement fits our vision to create partnerships to promote sports.”
For Waka, this initial 1-year partnership is only a first step.
“It can lead to more, we could have such partnerships with other sports clubs,” confirmed Mupende.