Asia Rugby is delighted to announce that Mr. George Danapal has joined the Regional Association as the Match Officials Development Consultant.
George, will be working closely with Asia Rugby Consultants, Asia Rugby member unions, and taking direction from the Asia Rugby Referees and Judiciary Committees.
He will have direct responsibility for all match officiating matters for Asia Rugby events, and will also assist unions in developing Match Officials across all 5 sub-regions (West, South, Central, South East and East) more equally aiming at establishing a culturally well-diversed referees, Coach of Match Officials, Citing Commissioners and Judicial Officers.
George is a former Chief Operations Officer at Singapore Rugby Union and has more than 15 years of experience planning and developing successful rugby programmes, managing local and international tournaments in Singapore at school, club and international levels.
Furthermore and during 2019, he also worked on a part-time basis with Asia Rugby as a Competitions Consultant. George is a World Rugby Level 3 Match Official, a Level 2 Coach of Match Officials and a World Rugby Educator (Match Official strand).
He has served on the Asia rugby Referees panel from 2006 to 2012 and has refereed international test matches as well as on the Asia Rugby 7s series.
George joins Asia Rugby with extensive achievements as a match official, including the honour of officiating at 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and recently as a Referee Manager at HSBC World Sevens Series – Singapore 7s 2019.