Monday, February 14, 2011
The boys watch Rugby on TV for the first time!
This might have been one of the best things to have done with the team, and I wish I'd done it sooner... although I suppose the six nations tournament just started. We took them to a restaurant, begged and pleaded with the owner, bought a soda for each of them (they had to walk home for an hour afterwards!) and watched France squeak by Ireland in a magnificent six nations match. In training today I could see that some of the boys better understood some of the concepts I was trying to bring to the team. Also good for moral and chemistry building. It's a shame it's so difficult in this day and age to have boys watch rugby on tv. But the fact of the matter is, it's not a popular sport here and it's not easy to bring 20 boys (or more preferably) into a safe place to watch the match. Couldn't invite them to someone's house and as you could imagine, the school was not so happy about the idea of bringing them to a bar. I'll have to figure out a better and cheaper way! By the way, for those of you not in kenya, schools don't have TVs! :)