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Kenya Rugby League recognised

Discussion in 'International' started by yakstorm, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. yakstorm

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    A rather historic day for Kenya Rugby League. After 4 years of fighting, the sport of Rugby League is officially recognised by the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Rugby League Federation has been recognised as a National Sporting Organisation.

    The decision was handed down by the Judiciary Office of the Sports Disputes Tribunal (Appeal 17 of 2019) after the Kenya Rugby League Federation was able to successfully prove that Rugby League is in fact a different sport than Rugby Union, with different International Governing bodies.

    Hopefully this helps with the progress of the sport in the country now after it has had significant issues getting funding, sponsorship, grounds and so on.
     
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  2. Pommy

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    Hopefully they can play in the Middle East Africa championship soon.
     
  3. Dakink

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    Great news. Another country that can now move moved with govt recognition, what we take for granted here in Aus.
     
  4. siv

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    Now that's big news

    As nations can now quote these court findings

    Where can we find more information or court transcripts

    The rebel RL discussion must have come up too as Kenya were aligned to the rebel Italian group

    And which RL federation did they quote ?
     
  5. RedVee

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    That’s great news
     
  6. adamkungl

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    South Africa
    Kenya
    Nigeria
    Cameroon
    Ghana
    Morocco
    D.R. Congo

    All with recent international matches or government recognition.
    5 commonwealth nations
    Combined population of almost 600 Million people.

    Great news for the sport.
     
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  7. Foreign Legion

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    I remember about to years ago Kenya tried to start up RL they even had a logo with a warrior on it.
     
  8. Walter sobchak

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    For me Africa and South America need to be pushed hard before union puts down deep roots and has an inevitable strangle hold over league.
     
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  9. paulmac

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    Pretty sure you can add Burundi & The Gambia to this list too.
     

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