The Maun Puppies were the first children’s rugby club setup in Maun. Before they established themselves in 2012 they conducted significant fundraising in order to make and then maintain a rugby pitch by borrowing some land from a school, making it flat and then planting grass and then maintaining it by pumping water up from the river. Since then they have grown from strength to strength and now run teams from 6 to 14 years of age.
In addition to playing teams all over Botswana, due to the support of various sponsors, they have also managed to play at tournaments in Namibia and Zimbabwe. In 5 years they have established a team that is now capable of winning tournaments in Zimbabwe and Namibia and they are now looking to extend the travel to Zambia and South Africa.
The fact that 85% of the squad are not able to provide any funding they are always looking for external support. This will also enable them to continue to supply rugby kit to the teams and play games in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. At present we are trying to raise funds to take an U12 team around South Africa on a rugby tour in April this year. The Maun Puppies are based in Maun, Botswana and Pemberton Partners are proud sponsors. To date we have provided them with financing for the pitch, new kit, funds for travel and assistance in providing qualified coaches.
For further information relating to sponsor opportunities please email the club Chairman Glyn Maude