SCHOOLS: St. Mary's School Yala sets sights on continued rugby success in Siaya

St Mary's Yala players train ahead of the Siaya County finals.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

With the Siaya County Secondary School Term One games set to kick off on Thursday, St. Mary’s School Yala's rugby team stands poised and confident in their bid to retain the coveted rugby 15s title.

The tournament, scheduled to kick off at Siaya MTC, promises thrilling matches and intense competition as schools from across the county vie for supremacy on the rugby field.

St Mary's School Yala go through the paces with their modern gym equipments.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Yala head coach Kenneth Mukok of expressed the team's readiness and determination to defend their title.

"Since the beginning of the year, we have been diligently preparing both physically and mentally for the upcoming tournament," Mukok remarked.

"Our goal is clear: to maintain our status as champions and continue our legacy of rugby excellence."


In Group A of the rugby competition, St. Mary’s School Yala finds themselves alongside Bondo Township Secondary School and Ugenya High School.

This pool presents formidable opponents, but St. Mary’s School Yala remains unfazed, relying on their experience and skill to navigate through the challenges.

St Mary's Yala rugby players.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Meanwhile, Group B comprises Ambira High School, Chianda Secondary School, and Sawagongo High School. This pool promises equally tough competition, with each team eager to make their mark and secure a spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.

St. Mary’s School Yala's rugby team has been honing their skills and refining their tactics in anticipation of the upcoming games.

St Mary's Yala rugby coach Kenneth Mukok.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Mukok emphasized the importance of discipline, teamwork, and determination in achieving their goals.

"We have been focusing on our strengths and weaknesses, working tirelessly to improve every aspect of our game," Mukok stated.

"Our aim is not only to retain the title but to do so convincingly, leaving no doubt about our dominance on the rugby field."

As the tournament approaches, St. Mary’s School Yala's rugby squad is confident in their abilities and eager to showcase their talent to the spectators at Siaya MTC.

St Mary's Yala principal Victor Makanda poses with his rugby players.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

With unwavering support from their coaching staff and school community, the team is ready to rise to the challenge and defend their rugby 15s title with pride and determination.

The Siaya County Secondary School Term One games are set to be a showcase of athleticism and sportsmanship, with rugby enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the exhilarating clashes on the field.

St Mary's Yala rugby players celebrate after winning rugby Sevens title. [Washington Onyango, Standard]

With St. Mary’s School Yala leading the charge, rugby fans can expect nothing short of thrilling action and fierce competition as the teams battle for glory in the county tournament.


Group A-Yala, Bondo Township, Ugenya High

Group B-Ambira, Chianda, Sawagongo

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