Rugby Union development a hit

first_imgThe PNG Rugby Football Union development programs are becoming very popular in centres nationwide.The Pacific in Union and the new Get Into Rugby programs have been rolled out to different centres over the past few months.As part of PNGRFU’s Monier Development program, PNGRFU also rolled out various programs and clinics.These include the new Get Into Rugby program which was facilitated by Pacific in Union In-Country manager Frank Genia.After a successful visit to Lae, Goroka, Rabaul and recently in Daru, the PNG Rugby Football Union will be continuing to roll out its Get Into Rugby program in the Aroma Coast this weekend.The five villages in the Aroma Coast targeted are Lalaura village, Kupiano Station, Wairavanua, Maopa, Gavuone and Paramana.PNGRFU’s visit to Daru turned out a success and has resulted in the strong growing interest shown by the female participants.Genia said that the rolling out of the program was the first of its kind in Daru and that the interest displayed by the participants was immense.  It was being trialled in five pilot schools in Daru. Participants included teachers, both male and female from their schools.PNGRFU development manager Sailosi Druma was also part of the team to Daru.Druma, being involved with PNGRFU’s training and education program, ran Level 2 coaching clinics and referee courses.With the coaching and referee courses, about 10 participants including referees and two females took part.“PNGRFU will be going back in 8 weeks to stage its first ever rugby festival with the 5 pilot schools,” Genia added.On behalf of PNGRFU, Genia expressed his thanks to Daru RFU for inviting the union to roll out its programs as it would continue help grow and develop rugby in their province.“We are looking forward to seeing Daru RFU starting their school rugby and women’s competitions respectively in the near future,” Genia said.Other courses run were the Medical Educator course which was facilitated by PNGRFU’ only and first time ever certified medical educator Kapua Kapua.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *