Name : Flavia Agenorwot
Weight : 57 kgs
Height : 173 cm
Current club : Black Pearls
Former club : Kitgum Queens
Leadership roles : Current vice captain of the Black Pearls, former captain of Kitgum Town College and former captain of the Kitgum Queens
National engagements: Part of the Lady Cranes sevens team – 2017 Rugby Africa 7’s in Tunisia and 2018 Safari 7’s in Kenya.
Flavia is the ideal Kitgum girl, born and bred there – she studied at Kitgum Primary School then expanded her education to Kitgum Town College where she came across rugby. Before she fell in love with rugby, Flavia was an athlete that took part in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. She also participated in the relay races which clearly shows why she has been a perfect fit for the Lady Cranes sevens team.
It has not been a smooth journey but with belief in what she wanted and perseverance, she reaps the benefits everyday and never regrets all the efforts.
Flavia travels from Kitgum to Kampala every weekend to train with the Lady Cranes – “She takes the Friday night bus and reaches Kampala at about 5:00 am on Saturday morning; she trains on Saturday, stays in Kampala overnight and trains again on Sunday before catching either the afternoon or night bus back to Kitgum.” Coach Helen Buteme of the Lady Cranes gives her testimony to such a sacrifice.
Life outside rugby
“Hair dressing, spending time with family; Life Skills counselor for a Non Government Organisation called Rugby Tackling Life (RTL) and currently pursuing a tailoring course courtesy of RTL.”
Favorite rugby moments
“Travelling to Dubai for the first time in 2016 and playing for the RTL Gazelles during the Dubai 7’s International Invitational tournament.”
Worst rugby moments
“Getting injured after I had already been selected to travel for the Rugby Africa 7’s in Botswana last year so I was dropped at the last minute”
Helen Koyokoyo Buteme
Local – Charlotte Mudoola (Uganda)
International – Bianca Silva (Brazil 7’s)
Future rugby Aspirations
“Playing in a world cup, becoming a referee and coach of the game”
Message to Upcoming players
“Work hard, improve on your talent, then work harder and keep working”
Message to fans
“Support the game in whatever way possible and also support the players at their different levels to grow the game nationwide. Much love to all fans.”