The community development charity operates across sub-Saharan Africa, using rugby coaching in schools as a tool to promote leadership qualities and unite African school children. The latest project will involve touring local communities in a Defender 110 and two 130s, on a journey which will last 5 months, cover 9300 miles and pass through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
The project is the latest phase of Land Rover’s aim to sponsor rugby at both Premiership and grass-roots levels. In the UK the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, which began in 2008, provides rugby coaching to more than 7000 children a year.
Nigel Clarke, Jaguar Land Rover sub-Sahara Africa Operations Director, said: ‘We are therefore extremely happy to become an integral component of this worthy exercise and trust our Land Rovers will help drive the success of the ongoing community-based partnership to new heights.’