Credit: Western Uganda Rugby

The Western Region Rugby Development chapter of Uganda Rugby Union completed the first Super Week of the year from April 12-16, 2021 in Mbarara City.

The Super Week is a series of training programs covering officiating, first aid in rugby, Strength & Conditioning, and coaching for all registered participants on the World Rugby Passport Training Portal.

An average of 12 participants from Mbarara, Kabale, Ishaka and Nkozi took part in the sessions that were facilitated by officials from Uganda Rugby Union. The Super Week attracted players, administrators, and students in schools and university.

Level One officiating was conducted by referee Peter Kirunda, First Aid in Rugby by Dr Steven Buyongo, S&C by Benjamin Temper and coaching by Rugby Africa Vice-chairman Andrew Owor.

Western Uganda Rugby Development Officer, Tim Atwiine, said that the objective of this program was to develop locally-based personnel who can run sessions in the region. He added that the region will benefit by having more trained officials for their activities.

“The objective of the Super Week was the development of personnel who coach and officiate players in the region. Western Uganda will benefit by having level one referees, coaches and first aiders.”

Tim Atwiine

The Super Week training programs will be carried out in other regions as URU continues its strategy to grow the sport outside the capital Kampala.

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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