Age grade rugby in Kenya programme was initiated in 2002 to recruit young players and retain them. The programme is organised by the Kenya Rugby Football Union, Impala RFC and the Kenya Harlequins FC.
The venues that host age grade rugby teams are KCB, Mwamba, Kenya Harlequins, Impala, Mavuno Church, Ngong township, Bulbul, Arise, Safari Michezo Runda and Mombasa.
The age categories are Under 10, I2, I4, I6 and 18. The first three categories are active throughout the year because players are in primary day school. Under 16 and 18 are active during the schools holidays. The number of children in the programme fluctuates between 40O and 600 depending on school academic programmes.