42 Engineer Regiment fundraise to buy new rugby boots for Laikipian youth team

Laikipia Kids Rugby Team
Laikipia kids rugby team at the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament earlier this year. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The British Army’s 42 Engineer Regiment – Geographic have fundraised to enable them to buy new boots for the Laikipian Kids Rugby Team. This addition to their kit should help them build on their success after winning the Diani Touch Rugby Tournament earlier this year as they continue to be coached by Gem Dennis from the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).

Based at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, near Huntingdon, 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) is a Joint Force Command specialist Royal Engineer unit that provides geographic support to all elements of UK Defence; particularly to Army headquarters, formations and units.

The rugby boots are an appropriate donation as the regiment has an excellent sporting ethos and record of success. They regularly compete in various cricket, rugby, football, boxing, golf, cross country, swimming and volleyball competitions. Members of the Regiment have and do currently represent the Combined Services and Army at rugby, cricket and swimming.