MTN Heathens Rugby team

MTN is the official sponsor of the MTN Heathens rugby team, and we are proud of our outstanding partnership with the MTN Heathens, which has stretched over a period of 16 years.

Our longstanding relationship has seen the growth of the MTN Heathens into a dominant rugby team in Uganda over the years. The team have won a multitude of trophies and continue to supply the bulk of the national team players: Uganda Rugby Cranes.

Below are highlights of some of the MTN Heathen’s achievements since our sponsorship began in 2000 winning:

  • 11 league trophies, and this includes five seasons - 2009 to 2013 - where they won the league back to back
  • Eight Uganda Cup trophies, the highest ever record for the country
  • All except two, seven-a-side tournaments since 2000: this amounts to 11 trophies in total, a huge feat achieved by the team
  • Five trophies for the Makerere ten-a-side tournaments; these competitions involve the entire East Africa region, and hence the team have proved their capabilities by beating the best in the region
  • The MTN Heathens have also been the only team in Uganda to have won all local trophies on offer (league, Uganda Cup and seven-and ten-a-side tournaments) on four occasions: 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2013
  • Are the only rugby team to have been voted Uganda Sports Press Association Rugby Team of the Year in 2009
  • Have provided the bulk of national team players for a number of years, and on a year-by-year basis, they provide at least seven key players