September 3, 2006
Anyone for rugby?
Addis Ababa's newest (only?) rugby club kicked off yesterday. Eight Ethiopians, Brits and Italians ran up and down Jan Meda trying to teach themselves the basics of the game (apparently you pass backwards).
We managed to get in about 40 minutes before being thrown out by the park keeper who told us that Jan Meda was closed until October.
We weren't too sad to go. The knee-high grass, scattered animal skulls and sudden surprise-swamps that opened out under your feet were getting a bit tiresome. Another risk associated with training in these conditions is getting worms from all the mud that spatters around after every trip and failed catch.
The next challenge is to find a name, a better ground and a sponsorship deal with the makers of albendazole.
If any of this sounds attractive to anyone out there, send in an email and I will pass on your details to the organisers.
Posted by aheavens at September 3, 2006 7:20 AM