9th February 2016

Tag Rugby® Association Press release 

South African Sports NPO to talk at the United Nations 

Jongi Mguga, the Tag Rugby® Association’s Youth Manager became a United Nations Youth Leader in 2012. His selection to become a Youth Leader has led to the Tag Rugby® Association developing a fantastic relationship with the United Nations.

The United Nations has publically endorsed our Tag Rugby® programmes in both 2014 and 2015.

The United Nations has requested that Jongi travel to the United Nations and address The Trustee Council on “The Value of hosting Mega Sports Events as a Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainable Development Tool.”

On the 16th February 2016, Jongi will be speaking on the positive experience of becoming a United Nations Youth Leader in Doha in 2012 and how beneficial it has been for his own development, Tag Rugby® programmes as well as community development. He is going to describe the programmes that the Tag Rugby® Association delivers as well as how sport is used as an effective tool in achieving development goals.

The concept note for the event had the following quote as the header to the document.

“Sport has the power to change the world… it has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language that they understand. Sport can create hope where there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.” Nelson Mandela. 

Jongi Mguga and Stuart McConnell may never be able to achieve what Mr. Nelson Mandela did for South Africa, but the Tag Rugby® is extremely proud, as an affiliate of SARU, and a sports NPO in South Africa to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to tell the World what we are doing at a grassroots level in South Africa through sport.

Jongi and Stuart depart for the United Nations on 13th February and return to South Africa on the 18th February 2016.

For more details contact:   Stuart McConnell : 0824401921  |  021-6832269


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