The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nondies Gentleman's Dinner

Nondies head coach Charles Kanyi with chief guest South African international Butch James

Nondies Gentlemen's dinner underway

Rugby was introduced into Kenya at the beginning of the 20th Century by the British settlers. The first rugby match in Kenya was held in 1909 and in 1923, Nondescripts Rugby Club was born.

The oldest rugby club in Kenya fondly known as Nondies, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary next year. Last weekend, the club marked this year's Nondies Gentlemen's dinner that is held annually at the Ngong Race Course.

Chief guest, South African international rugby & Springboks player Butch James praised the club for setting the pace in the African rugby sport saying, "I am happy to be part of a long and rich rugby history like that of Nondies which is not only big in East Africa but a great achievement in any part of the world", said James.

In attendance were club chairman Thomas Opiyo, vice chair Ben Clay , coach Kanyi Gitonga, former captain Bobby Oyugi, senior player and technical coach Derrick Wamalwa, former director KRFU Branko Ng'inja and other alumni.

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