Young Lionesses to Commonwealth Youth Games team announced
The Kenya National U18 girls’ rugby sevens team to the Commonwealth Youth Games taking place from 4 to 11 August 2023 in Trinidad and Tobago has been named by head coach Sarah Ogola.
Ogola entrusted his squad with 13 players for the assignment ahead with four drawn from Eregi Girls three from St Joseph’s Kitale and a similar number from Hidden Talent Academy.
With the tournament set for a round-robin format the teams ranked 1st and 2nd at the conclusion of the pool matches will compete for the gold medal; while those placed 3rd and 4th will battle it out for the bronze medal.
The players selected to represent the Young Lionesses will lock horns with five other strong teams from across the Commonwealth.
Some of the teams they will face include hosts Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Wales, Australia, and Fiji.
Kenya U18 Women’s National Sevens Squad To Trinidad and Tobago: Linda Kagwiria (St.Joseph’s Girls Kitale), Salma Akoth (St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale), Marvel Laura (TTC Mombasa), Jackline Kagwiria (St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale), Sharon Iminza (Eregi Girls High School), Claudia Muhavi (Eregi Girls High School), Brenda Ogembo (Eregi Girls High School), Bernice Bryanzi (Eregi Girls High School), Ann Namunyak (Hidden Talent Academy), Janet Oyaro (Hidden Talent Academy), Mary Mwende (Oolooa Secondary School), Margaret Wangui (PCEA Ngong High School), Mitchelle Alivitsa (Hidden Talent Academy). Head Coach: Sarah Agola
Fiji v Kenya | 3.06am EAT | 6 August 2023
Wales v Kenya | 6.22am EAT | 6 August 2023
Kenya v Trinidad & Tobago | 3.50am EAT | 7 August 2023
Australia v Kenya | 7.06am | 7 August 2023
Canada v Kenya | 3.06am | 8 August 2023