Who are we?
The RCSF was formed in 2011. We are a Rwanda-based charity run by British and Rwandan Members, working in partnership with MCC Foundation to fund, construct and manage - on a not-for-profit basis - the first dedicated international cricket ground in Rwanda. Download our Information Pack here.
Who are we doing this for?
The new ground will be the home of Rwandan cricket, enabling the country's eligibility to host international matches and tournaments, as well as encouraging club, school and university touring teams from abroad. The ground will also be used by the Rwanda Cricket Association for the continued development of cricket in schools and universities, and amongst some of Rwanda's most disadvantaged young people.
During three months in 1994 almost 1 million people - or 1 in 10 Rwandans - were brutally murdered throughout Rwanda in one of the most efficient genocides in history. In the months and years that followed, having grown up in exile in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, thousands of Rwandans returned home to rebuild their lives in the land of their ancestors. In 1999 a small number of them formed the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA). In 2002 the RCA leased a small field from Kicukiro College of Technology (formerly "Ecole Technique Officielle") in Kigali, Rwanda's capital. Despite the RCA's excellent development programme, which has encouraged almost 5,000 Rwandans to take up the game, this uneven field remains the country's only cricket ground.
The construction of Rwanda's first dedicated cricket ground will provide a permanent home for the sport, helping its development and increasing opportunity for thousands of disadvantaged young people in one of the world's poorest nations.
From pledging a few pounds to organising a charity cricket match or cycling a few miles; volunteering in Kigali or forming a lasting corporate partnership, there are plenty of ways you can help us build a permanent home for the next generation of Rwandan cricketers.
"It is always heartening to hear of cricket spreading its roots to unfamiliar territory, and bringing so much pleasure to new players and spectators. Given Rwanda's troubled past, I am sure cricket can play a strong role in bringing the people of Rwanda together."Jonathan Agnew, Former England Test cricketer & BBC cricket commentator
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