Sri Lanka Rugby Union (SLRU) is committed to growing Rugby and is conducting a series of World Rugby Training & Education (T&E) programs targeting all provinces across the country.
This follows a very successful mass participation and awareness drive that saw the SLRU conduct Get into Rugby Festivals across the island. In 26 days they covered 25 districts a total of 5,414 participants of which, 2,468 participants were female.
Sri Lanka Rugby GIR Festival >>>>> LInk
There is a growing demand for qualified Coaches and Match officials to cope with the sharp increase in number of players, and the SLRU is focusing its attention on T&E as part of the program.
In June 2019, 26 participants took part in the World Rugby L1 Match Official and Coaching course in Kuranagala district in North Western Province, & the program moved on to Avissawella, in Sabaragamuwa Province where the SLRU trained 9 more participants in coaching and 12 participants in officiating, 11 of the participants are physical training instructors.
Prior to each T&E session, the SLRU also helping participants prepare using the “World Rugby Passport” (World Rugby’s online portal which helps them get updated in pre requisites for the Level 1 Course).
World Rugby Passport is a gateway to the training and education web sites provided by World Rugby. Registering for a World Rugby Passport gives access to online education and certification on a range of topics from Laws of the Game, Antidoping to Coaching & physical preparation for Rugby.
The SLRU is planning to add Strength and Conditioning (S&C) and
First Aid in Rugby (FAIR) – Medical course) to the courses offered across the country, and will do so as part of the World Rugby / Asia Rugby T&E Superweek which the SLRU will host in Colombo in mid August 2019.
Asia Rugby T&E Page >>>> Link
This comprises of the following courses:
World Rugby Trainer
World Rugby Educator
L1 & L2 S&C
L1 & L2 Medical
L1 Match Officiating
With the huge drive to grow the Game across the various facets of Development, Mass Participation, Female inclusion and Training & Education, the SLRU is in a strong position to take the Game to the next level