PRU releases rugby calendar for 2011


LAHORE – The Pakistan Rugby Union on Wednesday announced the calendar for the year 2011.
Addressing a press conference here, PRU secretary Arif Saeed said that Pakistan was placed in Division-III and in the coming years they would drive their way into the second and first divisions. PRU President Fawzi Khawaja was also present on the occasion.
Arif Saeed explained how the PRU has increased the number and type of rugby events taking place this year and will cover all aspects of rugby.
Fawzi Khawaja said: “PRU will be consternating on both aspects of the games Rugby 15 and Rugby 7s. Rugby 15 is being the traditional sports and rugby 7s which is gaining increasing popularity having being introduced in Olympics from 2016 Olympics and also being part of Asian Games and Common Wealth Games.
He said the PRU has decided to make 2011 as the year of rugby and has planned activities at all junior, senior, varsity, provincial and departmental level.
“Navy and Sindh Association will be hosting the Inter-department Championship, in which five departments will take part including Army, Police, Wapda, Railways and Navy.
Calendar of events 2011: A5N camps Jan-June 15 weekend camps; Super XV League January -June 2011; 2nd Intervarsity Rugby Championship March 2011; Inter Department 7’s A-Side Rugby Championship January 2011; Inter Department 15’s A-Side Rugby Championship February 2011; Garrison’s 10’s Rugby Championship February 2011; Inter Provincial 15’s A-Side Rugby Championship March 2011; Referee’s and Technical Official’s Course March 2011 Aug 2011; Junior National 15’s A-Side Rugby Championship Under-21 March 2011; 20th, All Pakistan National Rugby Championship April 2011; Coaches Training course (Rugby Ready) April -June -Aug-Oct -Dec 2011: Summer camp for juniors; HSBC A5N International Tour (China TBC) June: DHA 10s championship; Interschool championship; North (Islamabad) /South (Karachi) / Punjab (Lahore /Bawalnager); Lums University event; 3rd annual Azadi cup (final of Super league); Lahore 10s international club championship august; 4th Lahore inter schools games rugby event; Asian 7s series. September-November Dubai 7s club.