zim sevens rugby 30-08-10.jpgThe Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team this Thursday gave back to the community by handing over rugby equipment to the Mabvuku community.

The Mabvuku community which nurtured current Zimbabwe Sevens player, Fortune Chipendu received due recognition when the national sevens side donated equipment to be used by budding players.

The equipment was handed over by Cheetahs manager, Bruce Hobson.

Zimbabwe Sevens chairman, Donald Mangenje highlighted the significance of allocating resources to less privileged communities such as Mabvuku.

Mabvuku High School old boy, Fortune Chipendu who defied all odds by going on to represent his country, hailed the recognition the Cheetahs had given to the Mabvuku community.

Though in the past rugby has been viewed as an elite sport reserved for the white minority, in recent years there has been a paradigm shift with high density communities getting involved in the sport.

Such a thrust has been hailed as key in the growth of the sport.