South Coast Pirates can announce the death of our founder and chairman Mr. George Barbour who passed away in the morning hours of Wednesday 3rd October 2018.
The club is joined by the wider Kwale county community and Kenya Rugby fraternity in celebrating the life of a legend whose love and dedication to the game of rugby has helped to shape the lives of many young individuals within the county and beyond.
Mr Barbour played for the Kenya national team in early 1970s and captained a combined East African side that went to Ireland in September 1971.
Aside founding South Coast Pirates, Mr Barbour also formed East Africa’s largest touch rugby tournament, Diani Beach Touch Rugby which marked its tenth edition in 2018 with the introduction of the George Barbour Cup as the winning prize. This was done to honour the efforts of the tournament’s founding director Mr Barbour, whom through his efforts, the tournament has continued to grow in popularity since its inception a decade ago.
George has been an inspiration to the management, officials and players of the club. Undoubtedly, he gave 100% of his energy and passion to ensure the club is where it’s at now.
May George’s soiul rest in perfect peace. Lala salama, Chairman.