Delegates Introduced to Latest Tools at Asia Rugby’s Annual Growing The Game Conference in Fukuoka
Forty delegates from 22 countries plus representatives from the ChildFund Australia Pass It Back programme in Vietnam are this weekend braving typhoon Chaba in Fukuoka, Japan to attend Asia Rugby’s annual Growing the Game Conference.
Kindly hosted by the Fukuoka Prefecture; the Kyushu Rugby Union and the Japan Rugby Union, the annual conference is an integral part of the Impact Beyond RWC 2019 legacy programme.
The majority of the attendees are Get Into Rugby Coordinators and Development Officers in their home unions.
Key sessions in the 3 day programme are Safeguarding and Gender Inclusion awareness; Coaching of Children; introduction of World Rugby’s Activate Injury Prevention Exercise programme and the new X Rugby form of the Game to transition touch and tag players into contact Rugby.
The final day of the 3 day camp will include sessions on developing Schools Rugby Programmes and Clubs; growing and developing Match Officials and overall retention strategies.
The group will also attend Saturday afternoon’s Japan Top League match between Munakata Sannyx Blues and Toyota Motor Verblitz to get a taste of full time professional player Rugby.
|Philippines Rugby Union’s Rose Lanticse said “I’m learning a lot of latest knowledge to take back the Davao region, which is a long way from Manila where the union offices are. Weekends like this help update me with techniques for teaching different aged children so that I can keep coaches and players involved.”|
|Rugby India General Manager, Nasser Hussain said that “these gatherings are invaluable to upskill the people here who are at the grass roots of the Game in their countries. It also builds camaraderie that we’re not alone when we’re out there in the field and with tools like our WhatsApp chat group we can keep up to date with each other for latest ideas and thinking.”|
The Growing the Game weekend is part of a month of high-level Training and Education by Asia Rugby, which will next see senior personnel from 10 unions attend an annual Leading Rugby conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 27 October.